The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware
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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware



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From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, 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…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501132957
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 215
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer, and is the internationally bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game. She is married with two small children. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

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The Woman in Cabin 10 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 164 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. Story centers on a young female journalist who was sent by her publisher to write an article on a luxury cruise ship. I don't want to give the story away. Read it in one day. Great ending. Also suggest you read the author's first book In the Dark Dark Woods. Also good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put the book down. Once you get started plan to do nothing else!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this cover to cover. Stopped only to sleep. This is the first book in a long time where I wanted to skip to the end, the suspense was so great . Would recommend to anyone who likes the "pieces don't fit" and "I never saw it coming" types of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful right up to the end. I would definetely recommend this book to those readers that love a riveting mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot wasnt sure how it would end Liked it better than deep dark woods
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I liked it much more than a dark dark wood because the characters were better and the story overall was better in my opinion (especially the ending). If you have trouble reading things that could trigger panic attacks or claustrophobia I would not read but otherwise great thriller/suspense!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this mystery book very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So slow! I couldn't evenmake myself finish the book! Loved her other books but this was awful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot, but too long and "busy". Dragging along at times. Had a hard time with all the characters, unneccesary dialog. I didn't much like the narrator, she was always doing something...and descriptions got old. I loved the authors previous book. This one was a dissappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. It is slow to start, but once it gets going I could not put it down! It was an amazing suspenseful thriller. I did not like the fact that it was not a free sample. If you love Gone Girl or Girl On The Train you will love this!!
Ashya More than 1 year ago
Finished reading this book and honestly I had hard time keeping interest on this book and its plot, after 100 pages into it I still felt not suspense at all. Hope I don't spoil it to anyone but my feelings on this book: The female MC was pathetic through the whole book, couldn't feel any sympathy for her at all. No character and certainly not a single feeling of her really being a journalist. All I saw on her was a woman with extremely alcoholic problems, mental and paranoid issues and full of cowardice, very awful considering she was supposed to be a journalist. Spend the whole book as a scary cat hiding in a closet, that could be the main reason it felt the book was boring, with 0 suspense and the plot itself was very simple, to simple to have any suspense though it could be just the lack of any action from the MC that made the whole plot very uninteresting. Oh well, I'm not sure if I should read the other book In a dark, dark wood now.
Anonymous 5 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed. It wasn't that great. In a Dark Dark Woods was much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not great, but it's good enough for a quick read if you want a mystery that doesn't require a lot of thinking. The main character isn't particularly likable, a couple of coincidences are a just a little too contrived, and the twist is vaguely ridiculous, but it enjoyable enough in the way that a mediocre TV show can still be worth watching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!Will keep you up at night with all of it's twists and turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love a good ending
gmb6 4 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. I had maybe forty pages left and my eyes were getting heavy so I decided that I had guessed the ending and could put the book down for the night, but when I finally finished the next day I was completely surprised. Ruth Ware is an expert at building suspense, she'll have you holding your breath as her characters navigate tense situations. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone being scared for 300+ pages can get old. Took more than 200 pages for it to get remotely interesting. Sorry. Not one of my favs :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a very good read. First time I read this author. If you can borrow it from someone fine, but don't buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Read it in a day and a half. And I hope Ruth comes out with another great one soon!!!!!!
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
If there is any recently published novel that can be truly marketed as the next The Girl on the Train, it is The Woman in Cabin 10. A narrator whose personal issues cause her to appear unreliable, anxiety-riddled, paranoid, and even to begin questioning her own truth... One who is so preoccupied with the safety of an anonymous woman that she can't function... One whose investigative efforts end up putting her at grave risk... hmmm, sound familiar? The similarities were distracting. Hell, even the titles are alike. After a while though, The Woman in Cabin 10 became it's very own mystery and one that I ended up enjoying overall. The isolation, disorientation, and group dynamics involved in a sea voyage setting was my favorite thing about this book and I'm finding that developing a haunting tone via the characters' surroundings is one of author: Ruth Ware's many strengths. Although I enjoyed Ms. Ware's debut much more than this one, I still liked it and would recommend it to mystery fans. I've read several reviews that suspect Agatha Christie was a strong influence for The Woman in Cabin 10 and I am quite ashamed to admit I have yet to read any of Agatha Christie's amazing work but I plan to rectify that very soon :) My favorite quote: "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."
8078291 8 days ago
I read the author's first book and absolutely loved it, so I picked this one up. I actually started it twice before I finally could get interested in it. There were too many characters, many of whom had no bearing on the plot. I had a hard time keeping up with all of the passengers and staff on the yacht. The whole last part of the book where Lo is locked up, I completely lost interest and skimmed my way to the end. The whole plot was contrived and unbelievable. Normally I pick up and book and finish it rather quickly, but I dragged through this. I picked up the author's new book before I started reading this one and I sincerely hope it's better than this.
Anonymous 11 days ago
While this book started off as a must read, it then got soooo boring that I almost wasn't going to continue . It did pick up , but the story was pretty preposterous . Don't know what all the hype was about this novel .
Anonymous 15 days ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could not put it down.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Great read with a great twist!