The Woman In Cabin 10

The Woman In Cabin 10

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017, c2016.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
ISBN: 9781501151774
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten

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merlinsilver
Aug 13, 2017

Very dark, cruel, and black hearted. Not sure why so many people want to read it. I wish I had not, very depressing.

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SRZ37
Aug 11, 2017

How did this poor heroine survive? She starts out tired, traumatized, constantly drunk; then she gets on the luxury cruise that she hopes will advance her career--and continues being tired and traumatized because of a strange event early in the story. Yet she survives impossible perils with a razor-sharp mind in the face of really unbelievable danger. It's a story just full of holes. However, I do have to admit that it kept me reading!

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LPL_Sarah
Aug 07, 2017

Reminiscent of Agatha Christie-- I read this book a few days ago when it was gloomy and raining all day. It was as fun way to spend the day.

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filangie
Jul 24, 2017

Gave up half way through.

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KatherineHere
Jul 22, 2017

Hard to empathize with the heroine, an anxiety-ridden drunk, plus a whole boatload of characters/suspects to keep in order, but, all in all, a pretty good read. Just pay attention to the dates, and the ending will make sense to you, hopefully.

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GrannysGlasses
Jul 06, 2017

I've not read any other of Ruth Ware's books but I saw a favourable review and decided to try it out. Other commenters have referenced the resemblance to Girl on the Train. I preferred this book to Girl on the Train which I thought was tedious.

Unlike others, I didn't find the protagonist unlikeable. I thought she actually portrayed the frailties of a real person.

The story line was interesting. Perhaps a little long and the stretch at the end defied belief, but I did not foresee the 'bad guy' and I read and predict alot of suspense novels. I've cruised and know the deep darkness of the skies over the sea.

I enjoyed the read and will try Ruth Ware out again.

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Moncor
Jul 05, 2017

I don't' know what to say...this book didn't blow my mind like I was expecting it to. I kept waiting for it to really go somewhere but in the end it just fizzledfor me. Still entertaining enough, I suppose.

Jcheng1234 Jul 02, 2017

A mystery thriller full of suspense, kept you suspecting everyone and guessing who the murderer was. Good plot with unexpected ending. A page turner that captivates and quickens your pulse as you go through the nightmare with the main character. You will give it a second thought next time when you go on a boat cruise vacation!

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therhiannamater
Jun 13, 2017

I guess I'm just not overly impressed with Ruth Ware's writing. I don't think this one needed to be in first person to show the main character's personality (who, frankly, was not very likable or empathetic). One thing that irked me was the phrases used to describe sudden events. I don't like when there's a preface of saying "and then it happened". It feels sophomoric and clumsy. Overall, the story was alright, and it was a quick read. It is a page turner which is a plus. The ending felt slightly rushed and unnecessarily baiting, but I did find it more entertaining than In a Dark, Dark Wood.

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haileyj
May 31, 2017

A very similar story to The Girl on the Train. The main character drinks too much and then complains too much about being hungover and feeling sick. Yuk! The plot was convoluted and not believable as was the ending. What happened? There are beginning to be too many books written in this "grip/lit" style, all copying to some extent Gone Girl or Girl on the Train.

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KatG613
May 09, 2017

KatG613 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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cknightkc
Jan 17, 2017

"I love ports. I love the smell of tar and sea air, and the scream of the gulls. Maybe it's years of taking the ferry to France for summer holidays, but a harbor gives me a feeling of freedom in a way that an airport never does. Airports say work and security checks and delays. Ports say... I don't know. Something completely different. Escape, maybe.” - p. 34

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