The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth WareThe Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10

byRuth Ware

Mass Market Paperback | April 24, 2018

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A suspenseful and haunting novel from internationally bestselling author 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, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, 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.
Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex. 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. In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller. Ruth's second novel, The Woman in Cabin 10, becam...
Title:The Woman in Cabin 10Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 0.9 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501151789

ISBN - 13:9781501151781

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad! I found this book a little hard to get into initially but was definitely worth reading! Great character development!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this book I loved just about every second of this book. It kept me on edge the whole time.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good reading ! Characters are creepy and funny at the same time. It actually made me scared of taking a shower for a day or two !
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from page-turner! LOVED this book. did not see it coming! def recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring. I really did not enjoy this book. The plot was uninteresting and the characters were not likeable. I really didn't like how antidepressants and mental health were portrayed. Not worth the hype
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun summer read This was my 3rd Novel by Ruth Ware and I'm getting better at her twists. Enjoyable read looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable but enjoyable! I enjoyed reading this novel! I was very intrigued right from the start yet nearing the end I was quite positive what twists were coming. Great read though!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't get the hype! I read this despite having doubts because a friend recommended it to me. To me it read like a reused Nancy Drew or Scooby Do plot and the "twists" were obvious without giving anything away.This is the first negative review I think I have ever written.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I heard mixed reviews on this book but decided to try it anyway and was so glad I did. It had me guessing as I went along and thought I had it figured out almost to the end then was elated at the twist in the end. I recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting premise Enjoyed the beginning of the book and its premise. Very similar to a good ole Agatha Christie novel. The ending was a surprise but also a bit overdone. All in all a very well written and suspenseful book that left me wondering what was going on through most of the book.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great read. The ending was a bit of a surprise. Reminded me a bit of Gone Girl.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still Chasing Gone Girl The past few years it seems everyone has been chasing the thrill of Gone Girl, and why not? That book and movie were great! This book leaves much to be desired. With some glaring plot holes and some surprising twists and turns, this book would be a good 'beach read' but not one if you're looking for a truly great story.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard Read, Great Ending I Found this book to drag on a bit, but the surprise ending was great!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Twist Great ending but it took my a long time to get into it! The beginning was really slow
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay...just okay This is one way to kill an afternoon. I found the pacing to be quite odd, quick in some places and very slow in others. The main character was hard to relate to or care about since she was a total wreck most of the time. Plus it ended sort of abruptly. All in all it was fine.
Date published: 2018-06-11
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Date published: 2018-06-09
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Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit slow to start, but a good twist. This book was a bit slow to get going, and then once the action started it all happened at once. Great twist though, as I could not guess the ending.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Entertaining enough Much like Girl on a Train, I found I disliked the main character, who came across as weak and dumb. There was potential at the beginning, but unfortunately petered off by the end. I found myself skipping pages to just get to the end and find out what happens. Easy read, but not as good as her other book In a dark dark wood.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't understand the hype I found this book started off interesting, kept you wanting to learn more, but as the book went on, I got really tired of reading the drunken ramblings of the main character. I found the book took a heck of a long time to build to the climax, then all of the excitement lasted for no more than a chapter or two with little to no detail on the most exciting parts. For this reason, I really don't get all the hype.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Give it a chance... It was a slow start... but the ending was worth it!
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more Good story line - but not sure if Ware’s writing style is for me. Wanted to know the ending very badly but struggled to get through a bit.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not like this book at all The book had too many characters to follow and the plot was just boring overall
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from exasperating heroine I grew quite exasperated with the main character of the book; a lot of her difficulties seemed to stem from her excessive drinking. Even she says she needs to keep a clear head on the cruise and not drink too much. But no, first night out she overdoes it. More than once I found myself yelling at her, "Don't do that!"
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read It will keep you on the edge of your seat, definitely a page turner. Very hard to put down
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read A great suspense/mystery plot which will keep you wondering what is going on and what might happen next. Interesting characters, although, not overly complex and a twisty ending.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a thrilling novel, a must read! This was such a great read. I've heard many things about this novel however, I never go the chance to read it and make an opinion of my own until now. I can say that I am very glad that I read this novel. It was very interesting and full of suspense and mystery that gives you the chance to try to solve the crimes before the book unfold them to you. It is not predictable as you expect some novels to be. I was not able to relate to the main character that much because she seemed to be a bit vain to me, however, this was a book about crime, therefore I did not find that the relate able part mattered much in that sense. However, it did make me like her character less which was not a bad thing, I still adored the book, it just gave me a different view point on the story that was going on around her. It seemed that as soon as a plot twist happens, another one is right behind it. I loved the twists and turns of this novel so much because it always gave you something extra to add to the story and the crime scenes. It made reading this book so much more interesting because there was never a dull moment. The ending of the book had me in awe as well. I will not go in detail about that because I do not want to give away any spoilers, however, I highly recommend that you read it for yourselves to figure out!
Date published: 2017-10-23

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The Woman in Cabin 10 - CHAPTER 1 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 The first inkling that something was wrong was waking in darkness to find the cat pawing at my face. I must have forgotten to shut the kitchen door last night. Punishment for coming home drunk. “Go away,” I groaned. Delilah mewed and butted me with her head. I tried to bury my face in the pillow but she continued rubbing herself against my ear, and eventually I rolled over and heartlessly pushed her off the bed. She thumped to the floor with an indignant little meep and I pulled the duvet over my head, but even through the covers I could hear her scratching at the bottom of the door, rattling it in its frame. The door was closed. I sat up, my heart suddenly thumping, and Delilah leaped onto my bed with a glad little chirrup, but I snatched her to my chest, stilling her movements, listening. I might well have forgotten to shut the kitchen door, or I could even have knocked it to without closing it properly. But my bedroom door opened outward—a quirk of the weird layout of my flat. There was no way Delilah could have shut herself inside. Someone must have closed it. I sat, frozen, holding Delilah’s warm, panting body against my chest and trying to listen. Nothing. And then, with a gush of relief, it occurred to me—she’d probably been hiding under my bed and I’d shut her inside with me when I came home. I didn’t remember closing my bedroom door, but I might have swung it absently shut behind me when I came in. To be honest, everything from the tube station onwards was a bit of a blur. The headache had started to set in on the journey home, and now that my panic was wearing off, I could feel it starting up again in the base of my skull. I really needed to stop drinking midweek. It had been okay in my twenties, but I just couldn’t shake off the hangovers like I used to. Delilah began squirming uneasily in my arms, digging her claws into my forearm, and I let her go while I reached for my dressing gown and belted it around myself. Then I scooped her up, ready to sling her out into the kitchen. But when I opened the bedroom door, there was a man standing there. There’s no point in wondering what he looked like, because, believe me, I went over it about twenty-five times with the police. “Not even a bit of skin around his wrists?” they kept saying. No, no, and no. He had a hoodie on, and a bandanna around his nose and mouth, and everything else was in shadow. Except for his hands. On these he was wearing latex gloves. It was that detail that scared the shit out of me. Those gloves said, “I know what I’m doing.” They said, “I’ve come prepared.” They said, “I might be after more than your money.” We stood there for a long second, facing each other, his shining eyes locked on to mine. About a thousand thoughts raced through my mind: Where the hell is my phone? Why did I drink so much last night? I would have heard him come in if I’d been sober. Oh Christ, I wish Judah was here. And most of all—those gloves. Oh my God, those gloves. They were so professional. So clinical. I didn’t speak. I didn’t move. I just stood there, my ratty dressing gown gaping, and I shook. Delilah wriggled out of my unresisting hands and shot away up the hallway to the kitchen, and I just stood there, shaking. Please, I thought. Please don’t hurt me. Oh God, where was my phone? Then I saw something in the man’s hands. My handbag—my new Burberry handbag, although that detail seemed monumentally unimportant. There was only one thing that mattered about that bag. My mobile was inside. His eyes crinkled in a way that made me think he might be smiling beneath the bandanna, and I felt the blood drain from my head and my fingers, pooling in the core of my body, ready to fight or flee, whichever it had to be. He took a step forwards. “No . . .” I said. I wanted it to sound like a command, but it came out like a plea—my voice small and squeaky and quavering pathetically with fear. “N—” But I didn’t even get to finish. He slammed the bedroom door in my face, hitting my cheek. For a long moment I stood, frozen, holding my hand to my face, speechless with the shock and pain. My fingers felt ice-cold, but there was something warm and wet on my face, and it took a moment for me to realize it was blood, that the molding on the door had cut my cheek. I wanted to run back to bed, to shove my head under the pillows and cry and cry. But a small, ugly voice in my skull kept saying, He’s still out there. What if he comes back? What if he comes back for you? There was a sound from out in the hall, something falling, and I felt a rush of fear that should have galvanized me but instead paralyzed me. Don’t come back. Don’t come back. I realized I was holding my breath, and I made myself exhale, long and shuddering, and then slowly, slowly, I forced my hand out towards the door. There was another crash in the hallway outside, breaking glass, and with a rush I grabbed the knob and braced myself, my bare toes dug into the old, gappy floorboards, ready to hold the door closed as long as I could. I crouched there, against the door, hunched over with my knees to my chest, and I tried to muffle my sobs with my dressing gown while I listened to him ransacking the flat and hoped to God that Delilah had run out into the garden, out of harm’s way. At last, after a long time, I heard the front door open and shut, and I sat there, crying into my knees and unable to believe he’d really gone. That he wasn’t coming back to hurt me. My hands felt numb and painfully stiff, but I didn’t dare let go of the handle. I saw again those strong hands in the pale latex gloves. I don’t know what would have happened next. Maybe I would have stayed there all night, unable to move. But then I heard Delilah outside, mewing and scratching at the other side of the door. “Delilah,” I said hoarsely. My voice was trembling so much I hardly sounded like myself. “Oh, Delilah.” Through the door I heard her purr, the familiar, deep, chainsaw rasp, and it was like a spell had been broken. I let my cramped fingers loosen from the doorknob, flexing them painfully, and then stood up, trying to steady my trembling legs, and turned the door handle. It turned. In fact it turned too easily, twisting without resistance under my hand, without moving the latch an inch. He’d removed the spindle from the other side. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck. I was trapped.