The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

eBook - 2016
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This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a terrible mistake. Or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer and she is the sole witness.
Publisher: London :, Random House,, 2016.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten
Notes: Downloadable eBook.
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Jan 05, 2021

The slowest plot I’ve ever read and lots of filler. I hoped that it would pick up but it never did. The ending wasn’t satisfying for suffering through 300 pages and not thought out.

Dec 15, 2020

Ware's strong writing, and her strengths in strong psychological characterization and moral outrage at class privilege are front and center. Well worth taking the ride!

Nov 08, 2020

So the book been lying on my table after the first few chapters, not sure if I can get back into it, don't really like the characters, !

Oct 31, 2020

A great suspenseful read. This kept me up late at night reading and reading and reading. A satisfying mystery and a quick read. I will look for other books by this author.

Oct 24, 2020

I'm actually really surprised reading other peoples' comments about not liking this book, or thinking the main character was "whiney." I have only read one other Ruth Ware book (In a Dark, Dark Wood) and I thought this one was so much better! The story kept me on the edge of my seat, and the way the characters and the ship were described, I could picture everything! Would recommend, and would love to see as a film.

Oct 02, 2020

My first Ruth Ware and have to say I did not enjoy it at all. After having to tolerate the behavior of the whiney main female character for the first couple of chapters I was well over it.

Sep 11, 2020

I have never read a book by Ruth Ware until I read the woman in cabin 10. Oh. My. Goodness! This book captured my interest from the very beginning and kept me wondering what would happen next. The conclusion is such a surprise, but a very welcome one. I definitely recommend this book and have put a hold on the rest of her works.

Sep 03, 2020

I have always found Ruth Ware’s books to be consistently good reads. They’re not overly complicated or sophisticated, but they still grab you from the start and keep your attention throughout. Cabin 10 is no exception. The long wait time for her (e-) books on Libby are a testament to that. Her newest novel One by One was just released. There is a 6 mo wait for it.

Aug 31, 2020

Ruth Ware’s books are usually slow build up of suspense to create chilling effects. However, this book is so slow, I had a hard time getting into it. I had to force myself to finish and find out what the hype was about but it’s so boring. 90% of the book is the main character whining. It’s like 1% action out of the 300+ pages. I wonder if I would feel differently about this book if I listened to it on audiobook.

Aug 18, 2020

I love Ruth Ware. Everything I've read and I've read all of her books from the library.

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May 09, 2017

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Apr 15, 2020

Lo Blacklock is a travel writer with an outstanding career opportunity- the chance to cover the Aurora, a luxury cruise liner with views of the Northern Lights. Despite her apartment being ransacked right before she leaves, Lo refuses to miss the cruise, though she self-medicates with alcohol and antidepressants to deal with her PTSD and insomnia. On the first evening of the trip, Lo encounters a flustered young woman in Cabin 10 before an awkward dinner with the other journalists, including her ex-boyfriend Ben, the yacht’s owner Lord Bullmer, and his wife Anne who is a cancer patient. Lo wakes up when she hears a scream and a loud splash and runs to the balcony where she thinks she sees a woman’s body in the water. She’s sure it’s the woman she met earlier that day in Cabin 10, but the head of security assures her that the room has been empty the entire time. No one believes Lo due to her drinking, so she spends the rest of the voyage trying to solve the case on her own, even though someone is now threatening Lo herself.


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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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