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

The Woman in Cabin 10

byRuth Ware

Paperback | January 3, 2017

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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, 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.
Title:The Woman in Cabin 10Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501151770

ISBN - 13:9781501151774

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from J’adore force myself to get to the end... There were too many characters and not many I could identify with. I don’t like the genre where the narrator is unreliable though. This wa not what I taught it.would be. Thought the cruise setting would have taken more place.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I really enjoyed reading this! I couldn't put the book down!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I really enjoyed reading this! I couldn't put the book down!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn’t put it down! This was the first Ruth Ware book that I read and I couldn’t put it down. Full of suspense and twists, Ruth Ware weaves a thriller that will keep you guessing.
Date published: 2018-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fantastic Read A great psychological thriller with fantastic writing. Definitely a page turner that will keep you guessing until the end. It sets within you a feeling of claustrophobia, as if you yourself were deep at sea with nowhere to go, nowhere to hide. And that feeling of unease stays with you long after you put down the book. A must read.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feeling! I have mixed feeling about this one They were parts that were really good and others just so terrible so it's hard to give an overall rating of it, but I choose to go with three stars. The rhythm was great until the last quarter of the book. The storyline was gripping and you really want to know how it will end, so that a good point. The writing style was nothing extraordinary but not below average for a thriller. What make it loose points, and interest, was the characters that were too clichés, way too generic, more or less all the same kind/style of people. First fail. Second... some part were too long, it wasn't necessary to go through the physical description of the woman who disappear every time. She really goes with the same description to ask every characters of the book if they have seen «A young with girls, my size, with black hair, really smooth skin, and sh's pretty.» This question/description goes on and on for like 20 pages. This wasn't useful to the story. And the worst of all twists... those twists were bad all book long. There were a lot of them, let's say ten maybe, and only one of them surprise me. The others were predictable but in the same time stretch so far they just don't seem credible and realistic enough for that kind of book. *** Rare thing for me but there will be spoilers next*** Lo, the main character, wake up at the beginning of the book with a stranger/thief in her house, this bring nothing to the story in anyway... this seem to traumatize her very bad. But later in the book, she gets capture and sequestrated for almost a week in a dark creepy cave of a boat and this traumatizing experience, seem to be more or less like a small walk in the park to her. What kind of person his more scare of a burglar then being kept prisoners and waiting to be torture or kill in the middle of nowhere!?! There where many nonsense holes in the storyline like this one, let me just share another. The husband want to kill his wife, with a plot that make no sense in every details, but I won't event go through them... his wife is dying of cancer... so why going through all that... she going to die soon anyway... And the ending... there is the Hollywood part were she get back to her boyfriend, there happy when to move together, get married, etc. And let's not forget that the woman who try to kill her and kept her prisoners send her a 40 000$ by Internet... big change of heart. So why still give 3 stars. The first part deserve 3, the middle can have deserve a 3,5 maybe even 4 and the last quarter not more then 2, the book would have been a decent average thriller if it wasn't of the ending, so I didn't want to destroy a book because of the ending but still... Probably the worst ending I read this year (I'm a over 700 books/comics so far). Anyway this review is far too long and I think you get my point!
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dull and boring... I found this book to be very dull and boring....each chapter just seemed to drag on - to be honest, it was so boring that I didn't even finish reading it! Maybe it was just me? But I didn't find this to be a good read at all...
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I've heard a lot about Ruth Ware and so I was very disappointed by this book. The main character seemed like an unlikable alcoholic who I was not rooting for. So many things in this book annoyed me.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! This book started off slow but i really got into it. It was so thrilling. Would recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad I really enjoyed reading this book! Some parts (especially the ending) weren't the greatest, but if you like mystery and page turners, it's definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! My second Ruth Ware book and I loved it! Intense and keeps you interested right until the end.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great start, not so good ending This book started really well, I really thought it was going to be a page turner. But the end felt rushed, like the author did not really know how to end it and overall, I was a little disappointing because it was really promising at first!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing. Boring, drawn out story. Actually, quite ridiculous.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok! I give this book a three because I felt it was a bit dragged out. Easy read book, but not my favorite.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply brilliant! "Woman in Cabin 10" has to be the best mystery novel that I've read in years, a brilliant, well-thought intrigue, on-going suspense, unexpected, yet believable plot points and Ruth Ware simply found the way to make "just one more page before I put it down" a recurring event while reading that book! I must admit that the beginning is rather slow and, up until the lead character got on the ship, I was still on the fence about whether or not it would be worth reading, but, once she does get on board, there is no turning back an no stopping. I haven't read such a suspense-filled book in years and, unlike with many mystery novels, the resolution does add up and there are no loose ends. LOVED it!
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! It was a little hard to get into, but once the story line got going, it was hard to put it down! Full of suspense, and mystery till the very end.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I really enjoyed this book. It had me interested from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmm... I've read a small chunk of the book but I'm having a hard time getting into it... So far it's just some journalist on a boat. I think there are too many insignificant points. I get trying to give setting, but I'm not finding much happening... Maybe I'll give it another shot later on.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner! I really loved this book and it's fast pace had me reading late into the night. At points it over-did it with the plot twists but still a great read.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had Potential I'm giving this one 3.5/5 stars and I would still recommend it because the characters are well-developed and it drops a lot of clues along the way to keep you enthralled. However, I found the plot to be a bit slow and the ending had potential to be climactic, but ultimately fell short.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YAS! #plumreview YAS! buy this, amazing, what a twist!! You'll be rooting for her the whole time!
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skip it I enjoyed her first book "dark dark woods", but this is not a good follow up. The story line is bizzare, completely unbelievable. Starts off interesting and ends ok (not realistic at all), but the middle was so dull; there were chapters that nothing really happened.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY slow This is the second book by Ruth Ware that I had purchased, I really enjoyed the first one but this book is so slow and very hard to get into. Very disappointed
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book This was my first book by Ruth Ware, and my first leisure book in a long time. Found it to be a great page turner and I was really pleased with the outcome of the characters. Made me read her first book. Really enjoy her writing. Great author if you like Shari Lapena and Paula Hawkins!
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book! One of the better thriller type books I've read in a while.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book A bit confusing at times with all the passengers but a good book.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The writing was fantastic, especially as Ruth Ware was describing the ship and how tiny and claustrophobic the environment was. I liked the lines where she described how every inch of the boat had to be utilized so the layout of some rooms were a little odd, and how you also had to change the size of your steps to match the size of the boat. I also liked how Ruth Ware set up Lo Blacklock's character. The book opens up with her getting burgled and becoming very unsettled about it. When she first goes on the cruise, she's still feeling PTSD and is self medicating with alcohol. It really creates an unreliable narrator so when there isn't any evidence of a missing woman, you really question Lo's mentality and if what she witnessed was real, or if it was a byproduct of her paranoia and drinking. Then the middle portion of the book happened and it was literally Lo walking around, meeting different one-off characters, asking them questions, and getting redirected. This happened for many, many chapters and it was boring. We met a lot of people so we learned many names, which Lo repeats as she tries to figure out the suspects, but I feel like these characters were wasted. No one besides Ben really had any motive or enough screen time to be considered interesting. I even feel the cruise ship itself was wasted. I remember hitting the 204 mark and realizing, "Wow, nothing has happened at all." Things picked up again and you really sympathized with Lo and the situation she was in. You wondered how she was going to get herself out of it when the story seemed to take a sharp turn again and... it just wasn't convincing. I dunno. I liked how it ended but I wouldn't say that it was realistic.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Sort of predictable, only moderately suspenseful, with a protagonist I found difficult to care about. This felt like a book written with a formula in mind.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique atmosphere The best part of this novel was its setting. Such an interesting atmosphere.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! keeps you wanting to read and to get to the ending!
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Read his book in 3 days. Was hooked from the beginning !
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was OK I don't think this is Ruth Ware's best novel, the ending was a bit of a disappointment to me.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining This was really entertaining, I would recommend it! It was a good read.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! It kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time, it just kept getting more and more intense. I loved it!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Page Turner I love a book that keeps you guessing and makes you want to turn the page before you are done reading the one you are on. This book delivers. The writing was really expressive and I could feel the tension and anxiety of the main character. The only thing I could not understand was why the book had ‘parts’ and so very many of them? Found that kind of annoying.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whoa, Don't Go In the Water! Absolutely loved this story and the main character. Every chapter had me wanting more and I was often caught reading under the covers at night (oops, sorry hubby!) Though this one has me thinking twice about vacation plans on the water.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a bit of a let down in the end I really like reading Ruth Ware, and I enjoyed most of this book. I really just didn't like the ending.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t put it down What a I never saw that coming , the suspense is kept right up to the end
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was decent If you're looking for a quick, enjoyable book that captures you enough to keep going - this is it. It's a decent book, and I will check out her other books, but I'm not expecting to find the best book, but an entertaining one. It's good. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Great thriller, it draws you in and holds you captive until you finish and can finally breath out.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Read!! I read this book at the start of my Thriller adventure. I couldn't put "The Woman in Cabin 10" down! Thrilling read with lots of twists and turns! If you want a book that keeps you guessing and full of suspense, this ones for you! Highly highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Seriously, everything Ruth writes is amazing! This might be my most favorite book of her's because it is SOOOO GOOD! I had no idea what was coming!
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok In my opinion, the ending could have been a bit more exciting. But all in all, I still enjoyed reading it
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down I read this in less then a week. Such a great thriller
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent It is hard to review this book after reading "In a Dark, Dark Wood" because that piece was extremely captivating. Unfortunately, "The Woman in Cabin 10" is not Ware's strongest work. I felt at times that certain explanations were rushed and that the ending didn't make the most sense in the world; it felt rather forced at the end. It is still an easy and enjoyable read, but I was somewhat disappointed since my expectations for it were higher. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift My mother-in-law requested this book. She said that it's very dramatic, she can't put it down!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Ruth Ware read, now hooked on this author I borrowed this book from a friend, as I needed something to read for a holiday, and I loved it so much I had to buy my own copy! Ware has a way of pulling you into the story and a way of making you question all the characters at one point or another. Very exciting and compelling read! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great thriller - claustrophobic feel! Creepy thriller with a claustrophobic feel! Very quick moving with lots of twists - even one on the final page! Would definitely read another one of Ruth's books!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Read I read this one in a day. Didn't want to put it down. Ruth has a way of keeping you guessing all the way until the end.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NIce read It was a nice, quick read over the weekend, but I didn't find it super creative or interesting.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed! Picked this book up as a impulse buy at the checkout. So glad I did, really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read I bought this book for vacation and wasn't even sure if I would read it or not, but once I started it I couldn't put it down! Really good read! It was suspenseful and mysterious, with a touch of romance. Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright This book had good suspense but I found the ending to be a bit more than the book needed.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Good right off the bat and held my interest the entire time.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoroughly Enjoyed! I read this book for a book club a few months ago and really enjoyed it! It definitely kept me guessing and I look forward to reading other books by the author.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filled wih twists & turns! Just pulls you in and doesn't let go! Riveting!! Another amazing read from Ruth Ware!!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Unexpected Twist I loved In a Dark Dark Wood and am finding myself becoming a big fan of Ruth Ware. Must read.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read Plot is extremely interesting and storyline is very compelling
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Once I started reading I couldn't stop! A real thriller with quite the twist, a great read.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from That Ending Though... Unfortunately, I can't help but compare the bulk of this story to "The Girl on the Train." But where I saw TGOTT ending coming a mile away, this one... just read it.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read This was a fun read. I kept hearing such great things about it so when I went to read it I thought I had an idea what it was about. I did not. And I was so glad I didn't. It was a new, fun, thrilling story told in a way that kept you turning page after page, sometimes thinking, what the heck is going on?!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 16 HOUR ROAD TRIP AND I NEVER LOOKED UP This book was great, kept me on edge the entire time. Did a road trip with the hubby and barely looked up. Absolutely worth the binge read.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I read this book in just a few days. It was an easy read and kept my attention.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An okay read. Didn't love it, didn't hate it either. It was an okay to read. Not a fan of this genre and every time I give it a chance and pick up a book, it always confirms my opinion. It is a fast read and recommended to those who can't figure out what they want to pick up next. A book to cleanse your palette as you won't be emotionally attached to any of the characters.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Red Herring... Such a brilliant read! The book came highly recommend by co-workers, and it was not a disappointment. If you are interested in reading all Wares books, I would suggest saving the Woman in Cabin 10 for last as the others will not live up to this!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling Kick off to 2018 This thriller has everything I was looking for. I couldn't put it down. Would recommend it.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this! I thought this was a great read. Very suspenseful and scary. Couldn't put it down
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Liked This! Easy read, got through it in a couple of days. Just in general a good suspenseful, gripping story. Take it on a plane and enjoy!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it This book started painfully slow to the point of me not wanting to read it anymore. I decided to keep going and I am so glad I did. Very exciting and great for those who are fans of books like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read Great ending. Somewhat see what is about to happen
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! I thoroughly loved this book. Very suspenseful and excellent story line! After reading this book, I bought "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Lying Game" too! Love this author.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twists! This book just keeps going. It is good right away because it skips between the before and after, but you have no idea what is going on right until the last and just when you think it can't get any weirder and ther can't be any more twists, BAM!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read. Loved this book and the author. Always a good read with twists and turns.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Read this book in two days. Was the type of book you didnt wont to put down. It kept me guessing about the storyline through the whole book.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mediocre This book had a lot of hype when it came out. I was really looking forward to it but I felt that I was really disappointed by the ending. I loved the lead up to the twist and kept thinking that it was going to be so satisfying but I felt that it fell flat.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This book had me hooked since the moment I started reading it. I couldn't stop wonder about the woman in Cabin 10. I love the way this book was written.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed This was my first Ruth Ware book and based on the popularity and reviews I was interested in reading it. It was just ok, not very scary or suspenseful and a bit predictable. Easy to read and I did read until the end, where things finally picked up a bit. Happy I didn't pay full price for the book.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this book Couldn’t put this book down. Very suspenseful and intriguing.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great An interesting read. I think some people may enjoy it. Some may find the pace a bit slow, but I didn't mind since it picked up as the story went along. Great!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Intriguing at first - but ending was very abrupt I really enjoyed Ruth Ware's 2 other books, The Lying Game and Dark Dark Wood, and this one started off well and I couldn't put it down, but then the ending was so abrupt, it was like she just couldn't figure out how to end the story so just stopped.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard time to read I struggled with this book. I bought it because "In a dark dark wood" had been so good I thought this one would be just as good but I was wrong. I found myself having to force myself to finish it.. struggled to get through it.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gets better towards the end I heard a lot of talk about this book prior to reading it. I found the main character to be really unlikable and it ruined the book for me a bit. The middle to end were more interesting as there was more happening in the story.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I was hooked by page 2 and couldn't put it down. It was entertaining, suspenseful and not predictable. Over all it was a great read
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twists and turns ! The book grabbed my attention 2 pages in ! I could not put it down! Amazing !
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book Twists and turns, keeps you on your toes. Very good book!
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok Hoped this book would be better than "In a dark, dark wood" and I don't think this author is for me. I found myself more engaged than the dark wood book, but didn't feel the need to continue reading when it was getting late. Too bad. Lots of positive reviews, sorry this isn't one of them.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! This is one book I would read again. I was hooked from start to finish. Very well written and a great story line! It usually takes me a few weeks or more to finish a book, but this one was completed in a few days
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth staying up way too late to finish it! I bought Lying Game first and devoured it, so I bought The Girl in Cabin 10. I thoroughly enjoyed spending my Saturday night with this book. It kept me guessing as to who was this mysterious girl in Cabin 10 and who was responsible for her disappearance. I did find it difficult to sympathize with the main character, though. Now I need to get my hands on In the Dark, Dark Wood.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from entertaining suspenseful, not predictable, good read.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A bit slow to start..some parts are predictable.,some are so suspenseful. Couldn't quit reading it. Really enjoyed this novel.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Book #plumreview - A bit disappointed with this book, didn't catch me like her other books have. Still a good read.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! I couldn't put this book down, it was a definite page turner. Highly recommend to people looking for a book that has twists and suspense.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wouldn't read it again I was a little disappointed in this book as I had heard such great things. I am the type of person who needs a really good page turner to keep me interested. It took me a long time to finally get through this book; however, the storyline was intriguing, just didn't grab my full attention.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! I enjoyed this book, much more than In a Dark, Dark Wood. I couldn't put this book down!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ok not to crazy about this and I don't have friends so I don't know if I wold recommend it to one points are just so much fin
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good! I really enjoyed this book. highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this down I love reading, and usually read 1-2 books per month. This book was one of those that I could not prolong and finished it in 3 days!! Such a great read- I highly recommend if you are into suspense and mystery.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dramatic and suspenseful! Good book, lots of twists and suspense!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I was a little disappointed with the ending
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from hard to get into I picked up this book multiple times to read in the last few months. The first half of the book was hard to get into - the story just dragged on. I also don't feel like I was able to really connect with any of the characters. By the last quarter of the book, I just needed to know what the ending was and wanted to skip to the last 15 pages (which I didn' much as I wanted to). The ending wasn't impressive.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Kept me reading.. but not my favourite in terms of writing or twists.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Book Like many of these other reviews I found character development was slow. Towards the end some interesting twists in the plot made it and enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! I enjoyed this novel. Love the author and her style.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my fave It wasn't what I wanted it to be and took me a lot longer to get through than usual. The beginning dragged on and it was hard to get into.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read I did enjoy this book however there were parts I felt were somewhat slow ... a good read if you enjoy psychological thrillers and if you liked The Lying Game!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read! This book is a very good read! There are twists and turns all throughout it that keep you guessing! I didn't like the ending but the rest of it was good!!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book! I thought this book was great. I love anything travel related, so it was just such a fun read. I couldn’t put the book down!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great novel I loved everything about this book!
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Could not put the book down - highly recommended
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was alright... Not the greatest thriller book I have read but it was still a nice quick read. The beginning of the book was hard to get through.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting read but... I found the main character unlikeable (much like in "The Girl on the Train") however the story itself definitely kept you on your toes. I was surprised yet disappointed with how it all unraveled at the end.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow start but worth the read Slow start but picks up as the story moves along. I had to finish this book with it being suspenseful that I couldn't go to bed once I got near the end of the book.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Kept me guessing until the very end! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow to start... But when it does its a great story #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the purchase I picked this up for a little book club and very much enjoyed it. I could picture the characters like it was a play being acted out in front of me.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so-so Certainly not one of the better books i have read. Found it to be rather boring and predictable. Couldn't wait to finish reading it just to get onto a better written one.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes a while to get interesting But when it does its amazing #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I saw this book everywhere and thought it would be as good as, say, "The Girl on the Train," but it was really disappointing. The writing was not very suspenseful and did not demonstrate a great mastery of the genre. Everything that happened seemed out of place and did not really make sense in the way a suspense novel ought to. The main character further was not very likable.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruth Ware has my heart! Honestly one of my favourite authors!!!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Good read, reminded me of Girl on the Train...
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me If you liked Girl on the Train you will like this one. Personally I didn't like it, just another drunk, hungover female lead that no one believes...
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Great pacing. Immersive characters. Enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from slow I'm having a hard time finishing this book, very slow plot... I've put it down and picked it back up on and off for about 3 months.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good read a little bit slow for me but still a great book.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read Really lovely read! Good pacing throughout the novel. Characters were enjoyable and the end! Didn't see the end coming it finished with a bang! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I absolutely loved this story.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I wanted to love this book, but I found that I just could not sympathize at all with the main character. For me, thats typically a deal breaker. It also was a bit predictable. Good for a summer vacation beach book, but overall not as thrilling as I had hoped.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book was very good, I couldn't put it down until I had finished it!#plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love love it! I couldn't get enough of this book. So suspenseful and kept me wanting to keep reading more. Highly recommend, it's a great read.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow Going It was very hard to get in to, only catch your attention towards the end of the book.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes a while to get interested I only got interested in the story plot about 3/4 of the way in. The end was good but I had to motivate myself to finish it. The Lying Game from Ruth Ware was much more captivating.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow to start This book starts off very slowly, takes a while to get really interesting. The last few chapters however are insanely action packed. Satisfying ending. #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Readable I read this because I read 'In a dark dark wood' and there was a preview for this book, in that book. I didn't enjoy this too much, I found it very scattered, and difficult to follow at times.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay... it was really hard to get into at the slow for my liking
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Takes a while to get interesting I read many great reviews of this book and expected it to be amazing. To be fair, it does get interesting and it is very suspenseful, but only in the last third of the novel. I thought the ending was kind of weak as well.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite book I enjoyed that this book was a mystery, but the story was disjointed from the beginning, and the character development was poor. The main character was not likable, and sometimes I still cheer for those types of characters, but not this one. I couldn't understand why she was motivated to behave as she did. The way the book ended wasn't plausible. I wouldn't recommend this to others.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The weakest of her offerings I had previously read In a Dark Dark Wood and loved it. This book, however, was much weaker. The ending felt rushed and contrived. And, quite frankly, I didn't care what happened to this dim-witted protagonist.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling Love mystery books #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was a good read. I did like this novel, however, it wasnt my favourite.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I was so disappointed with this book! I had to force myself to finish it.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Over -rated I found this book to be quite slow and dry. I tired of the main character quite quickly and didn't enjoy this read.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Such a great read! Right up until the final pages!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over rated I did not enjoy this book. It got off to a good start but then the plot began to drag. I found the ending very difficult to follow and by then I did not really care what happened. I was curious to see what the author had in mind so I finished the book. It was a quick read especially since I was only skim reading to find out what happened.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Such an interesting story line. Definitely had me guessing all throughout, just when I thought I knew plots would thicken!Great read and recommend for a nice easy read!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wasn`t my favourite It was ok- suspenseful at times but I wasn`t totally hooked.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok book I found it dragged on a bit and I didn’t feel super invested in any of the characters. An ok read but sometimes I had to force myself to keep reading
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed this book -- the plot, characters and writing style
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read not as exciting as other mystery thrillers I wasn't super impressed with this story. I do like the way we have a depth of understanding of the emotional state of the main character, however, the other characters are not developed well. Still a good mystery thriller but not as engaging and thrilling as "In a dark, dark wood". I wasn't left with the uneasy feeling that you should get when you are reading a mystery thriller.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Definitely kept me reading, but not as good as other books like this While reading this I couldn't help but think of the resemblances between this and books like The Girl on the Train (even the titles are similar!). Was hoping for something a little bit more original. The story was a bit far-fetched. However, this book was certainly a page turner so if you are looking for a quick read with some interesting plot twists, this is a great story!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from LOVE really good book but predictable and amateur writing style
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mysterious and Suspensful Great read. Quick read, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! Had read about this book so I purchase it - and it did not disappoint! Kept me interested the whole way through. Definitely a book I would recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly Written The characters are barely developed, the plot is bare, and in the end you're left not really caring what happens one way or the other.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Character The storyline was interesting and by the end I very much enjoyed it, but it took quite a while for it to pick up. While the emotional drudgery was justified, I increasingly wished there were fewer crying scenes and more development of the character before we reached the end of the book. Nevertheless, a great twist in the story and an easy read.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from kept my attention I certainly didn't figure out the "who" in the mystery, but enjoyed getting there. Author good at creating claustrophobic atmosphere. I did find myself getting exasperated with the protagonist; I kept silently telling her to stop drinking; she was only making things worse for herself.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Fun Read Think "Girl on the Train" meets "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" meets the boardgame Clue. Overall a fun, easy read.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from slow read, picks up at the end This book really took me a while to finish as I found myself almost avoiding it. It was very hard to get through as it was extremely slow and boring at times. Although the book does picks up in the last few chapters it did not catch me as a fast-pcaed thriller.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Whiny! The main character just whines through the whole book! It never ended.
Date published: 2017-10-29

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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.

Editorial Reviews

"Ware's propulsive prose keeps readers on the hook and refuses to let anyone off until all has been revealed."