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.
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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 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 beginning...to 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just No I straight up hated this book. It started out ok I guess but there seemed to be so many nonsensical elements thrown in that one would assume would be explained later but never actually were. The main character was trying to investigate an alleged murder and feared for her life but seemed to almost always be either half corked or so tired she was barely able to function because she just seemed to never sleep for some reason that was never clear? And the ending? Don't get me started. Hard pass on this book. I gave it one star because it is in fact a readable book. That's it.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me I though the book was okay. Not one of my favorites
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read! It was a good book, took some time getting into but worth it.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Confused for Awhile Not sure why, but when I read the title of this book I assumed the storyline would take place in a dark cabin in the woods, not a cabin on a boat! I was admittedly quite confused for the first few chapters of this book and wondering when the story was going to start and what it had to do with Lo boarding a cruise ship.. then it hit me. From that point onwards I was completely drawn in. Excellent read! Very suspenseful!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK Book! It was really hard to get into, took me a long time to read, put it down and i never really went back to it.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of suspense and drama! A definite 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. I was recommended this book by a coworker. I thought I would try it out. Took me quite a bit longer to finish the book then normal. I enjoyed the beginning of the book , but I kind of got lost during it and it seemed to drag, which is unfortunate. This isn't one that I would think of and say "I should reread that".
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This was an interesting read full of life lessons learned through experiencing a terrible loss. Reading this provides insight into the grieving mind along with strategies to support someone experiencing los
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not enjoy Forced myself to finish this one.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Book I really enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read, but I got very into it. A lot of turns and plot twists out of no where. I felt like it was missing something but I can't put my finger on it.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such a wonderful addition to any book collection. So beautifully written and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pass Disappointing, cliche plot twist, don't bother reading it
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I read this in like 3 days. Great read. I really enjoyed it
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I have to be honest, it is a really light book. But the author did manage to keep you intrigued, I basically couldn't put the book down.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from fine was decent but left something to be desired
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mehh I felt this book was a bit over rated. There's a trend going on to replicate Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This, I feel didn't really make the cut. I'm giving this book 3 stars because it had some good parts, but overall it was just okay.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is just ok. The story started out ok then it fizzled. the plot was hard to follow.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay This one started off okay and continued with a fairly quick pace that is common with this type of genre. However, I feel like the middle was a bit drawn out and the ending was a little sloppy. I would still recommend it, as its a good vacation read, but it wasn't particularly memorable.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I couldn't put this book down. Great read. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok It was a good book but look alto for me to get into it
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little disappointing... I was really excited about this book, but it was a bit predictable and disappointing.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and quick read! Despite a week full of midterms and studying, I found the time to read and finish this book in less than three days. Once you get over the kind of slow beginning (the pace picks up towards the 2/3 of the book), you will find that you cannot put it down!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good but not great I think it was a little too over rated
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gripping It's one of those books where you just think to yourself "What the heck is going on" and get annoyed but them it hooks you back in and keep reading because you want to know what happens. Sort of like any horror movie where you think the protaganist is such an idiot for following the footsteps but you want to know what happens.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I read quite a bit over the last few days. The plot-twists left me shocked and confused in the best way. It left me thinking hard, pondering every detail of the book. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed Unfortunately I found this novel to be very frustrating to read. The main character isn't terribly sympathetic and I found the book slow moving and quite boring. Didn't even want to finish it but made myself do it in case it got better near the end...it didn't. Not as powerful as her previous work, which I enjoyed.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of My Seat This is by far my favourite Ruth Ware book. As others have said, it can get anecdotal at points, but I honestly didn't mind because it gave in sight into the main character that was valuable later. I ended up staying up until midnight trying to finish it because I just wanted to see what happened.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Read A bit draggy in spots but overall an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth a read Decent book, found a bit draggy is spots but overall enjoyable
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable read Loved the characters, had me guessing all book!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacking Something I wouldve given this 5 stars but the ending sucked...
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I was happy with the ending, wasn't what I expected
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok, not great I was really excited to read this one this past summer, but didn't find it lived up to all of it's hype! Took a long time to get into the storyline and I was never really hooked.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Step up from a Dark, Dark Wood Much more mature plot than a Dark, Dark Wood. The setting of a ship works really well to up the suspense factor.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A suspenseful page turner I really liked this book - came up as a recommended read on GoodReads after reading "The Girl on The Train" an excellent whodunnit, that keeps you guessing to the end.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Thriller! I read this book in three days. Such a good thriller. Would recommend for sure!
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good! It was an good read, but at times for some reason I lost the spark to continue. In the end though it was suspenseful and kept you guessing.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not what i expected The beginning was interesting the kind of book you dont want to stop, but in the middle its kind of slow but I continue reading just to finished the book now im thinking if im going to read her first book???
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Let down This book was too light for me. I was looking for a good thriller/ mystery book but this book fell flat. I didn't finish it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was good It was interesting. I had never read the author before and I liked the book. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gripping read, but not her best Was an ok book. After reading In A Dark, Dark Wood I was really looking forward to reading this. However I found the story was a bit too rushed in places, and Ruth aware wasn't quite able to embody the same macabre creepiness of her first novel. Still a good read, but not as good as her first.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A page-turner right up until the last 1/4 of the book The book starts off really well, taught and tense presenting an interesting setting even though the main character is kind of a mess ala "Girl on the Train". Everything sort falls apart in the last bit where the setting stays the same for far too long. And the final reveal of the mystery is just that much too far fetched.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An alright read Started off good but not enough suspense for me. Also dragged on and then the ending was rushed.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth a try. An alright read, nothing over the top, "Oh my god, that was amazing!", and very predictable, as I find all book's to be, but still a good quick read to sit back and escape into a little story world for a bit for.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Very suspensful! A page-turner!
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read A good book overall but a little predictable
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed this book and found some parts hard to put down, however there were other parts that felt little slow. Overall I would recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frustrating, but good?! It was frustrating that it took so long to figure out who the girl was,but of course, that just kept me wanting to continue reading. I was pretty surprised to find out who the girl really was.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Bother After seeing the hype for this book I was expecting something better. I was disappointed in this story. Didn't find it compelling or suspenseful, the story was drawn out and it didn't seem to know where it was going. I ended up just reading it in order to finish it. I Wouldn't recommend this book - I feel I just a wasted time that I could have spent reading something better.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Obssesive I couldn't put this book down. It was a good mystery thriller. Definitely recommend this book
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very creative premise and suspenseful You'll definitely root for the main character in this page turner. Enjoyable read for all fans of thrillers.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read Awesome read! While there was a part towards the end where it got a bit slow, overall it was very thrilling and suspenseful right to the end.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I could not stop, I had to know what happen
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from slow read it was slow to get into went into too much detail about a bunch of unimportant characters
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Really interesting read. Suspenseful and thrilling until the end!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It started off slow...picked up in the middle...then slumped in the end. Throughout the book the main character is a bit unlikable, and this coming from some who understands mental illness quite well. But still worth a read.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down! I stayed up till 4:00 am reading this book because I could not put it down! Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good not as great as expected, but a good read just the same
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Overhyped SO MANY PEOPLE recommended this book to me. I heard so much about this book and how great it was.. I finished the book and the entire read was easy enough, but once I finished the book I said.. "okay.." There was nothing amazing or interesting or favourable about this book. It was simply okay..
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I read In a Dark Dark Wood and loved it, so I was very excited for this book, unfortunately it did not deliver. It starts off good enough, the plot is interesting and I liked the idea of a group of strangers stuck on a ship together but then it just falls flat and even gets completely silly at times. I think this is another case of an author who had a previous successful release and then publishers put the push on for the next book. I'm giving Ruth Ware one more try with The Lying Game.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love Hate Relationship... I have a love hate relationship with Ruth Ware. She is fantastic at setting a scene, making you create elaborate predictions through out her books but this one didn't do it for me. The book started great but the ending seemed rushed and not well thought out like her other books.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay A fun, suspenseful read while camping.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good summer read I did enjoy the story line and it wasn't easy to predict what was next. Some parts seemed unnecessary, but it rounded out as a solid summer read.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Little disappointed. This was an OK read. Dragged in some places.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love! I loved this book by Ruth Ware. I would highly recommend. It was suspenseful and unpredictable. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for diehard mystery enthusiasts! What I found most intriguing and mysterious about this book was the cover! Great artwork, especially the texture on the front cover, and totally baffling review comments on the back cover. It is an entertaining book for leisure or vacation reading--easy to pick up where you've left off after you've put it down for long periods. I don't think it would hold the interest of true mystery novel enthusiasts in the Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle vein. If you've enjoyed the popular Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, however, you would be more likely to enjoy this book.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh I'm so sorry this book was so frustrating and it just got worse
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eh i always always always judge a book by its cover and this one looked so good, tured out it really needed some improvement.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no not a great read, needs some improvement
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I had a hard time putting this book down. I couldn't wait to figure out what was actually happening!
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Read Overall this was a good novel. It was the second book I read by Ruth Ware and in my opinion it wasn't as good as The Lying Game. From the beginning the story we have a robbery and it leaves the main character, Laura "Lo" Blacklock startled and suffering from PTSD. She is a magazine writer who wants to move up in her position and seizes the opportunity to take a trip on a new cruise ship and review it hoping it will lead to better things. Unfortunately, the robbery has her shaken up and she struggles to write her review. Circumstances are made worse by the lack of wireless internet, an upperclass and somewhat unpleasant group of people onboard as well as an ex-boyfriend who Lo would rather not see again. On her first night Lo, who got intoxicated at the welcome dinner is trying to sleep, but struggling because of previous events and then she hears a splash in the cabin next to hers, cabin 10 and as she checks to see what happens, she sees blood. Lo believes it was a body being thrown overboard. Lo met the woman in cabin 10 and the woman loaned Lo her Maybelline mascara. She calls the cabin security, but she becomes an unreliable witness and there is no record of anyone having been in cabin 10, Ben told them about her struggles with anti-depressants and she was seen drinking the night before. After trying to locate the woman by speaking to other guests, to cabin crew members, no one matches the description. When Lo gets back to her room she finds her room has been broken into and cleaned up, just like cabin 10. Lo teams up with Ben to find out what happened and she does this, there are reports of a woman missing and it is about Lo. Her family, friends and boyfriend are unable to get a hold of her. As the story unfolds, we wonder who the deceased woman really is, but I found Lo to be an unlikable character. There is also some inconsistency in the story, however I really enjoyed the ending. We learn people aren't as they seem. It is Lo's attention to detail and Ruth Ware's writing that will keep you read until the end.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A decent beach read Overall the story line was good, a skim on the surface of looking at what one would do for greed. I wish the main character was portrayed with more of a backbone...
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing A great plot and suspense element complete with interesting characters. My favourite book so far from this author.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't anything special I heard such amazing reviews of this book and it simply did not meet the hype. There was a slow build up to a very predictable ending.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really liked it! This book was captivating from the beginning and I didn't see the twist coming! Really enjoyed it and plan to read her other books soon.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Intense story but the characters are lack lustre
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I'm only into twisted thriller books or books where people die. Or twisted thriller books where people die. Haha. This is great read. I'm looking forward to reading 'in a dark, dark wood' by her as well.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful & intriguing Ruth Ware has given readers a novel to immerse themselves in.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just Okay It's very overrated. Not exactly predictable but underwhelming. Certain parts of the story are so drawn out. There are many books I'd recommend before this one - if it falls into your lap, give it a read but I wouldn't go out of the way.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I got this book for my birthday and read it within a week. I bought Ruth's other two books and plan to read those soon too!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Enjoy I read The Lying Game which I was not fond of and continued on to this book after. I realized now that I probably am just not in to this authors style of writing and how they put their plots together as I didn't enjoy either books. The main character was likable at first with her faults but as the book goes on she gets increasingly annoying. The other characters in the book don't captivate you and this book just felt boring. The plot felt predictable and I felt like this was a waste of money. I'd suggest getting it from a library before spending money on it.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to Keep Reading When I bought this book I bought it solely based on the fact that it was recommended by indigo and I liked the cover. My friend and I did a remote book club and we both could not put it down. It was like a movie playing in my mind and I needed to know what was going to happen next. I have recommended it to every person who loves mystery/ suspense.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Exciting and action packed right up until the end!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woooow What a book! I wasn't expecting anything that happened. Such a thrill ride. Everyone should read this book.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting But Overrated Everyone is talking about this book and I can't see why. Although the last couple of parts of the book are intriguing, the first half of the book seems filled with useless details and information. It was hard to keep turning the pages at first. IF you can make it to the end it is okay, nothing to write home about.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Just finished this one. Loved the twists and turns that kept me glued to the story. Could not put it down
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overrated If like me, you did not like The Girl on the Train, you too will find this book annoying. Yet another binge drinking, anxiety plagued central female character in an anti-climatic plot. The characters are unlikable and familiar. The whole saga was tiresome. There are far better mystery/suspense books out there - this one misses the mark. As an aside, the author obviously does not have pets based on the introduction of Delilah the cat throughout the opening chapters only to be mentioned once more? Why bother?
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool Such a simple yet inspirational little book...
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I bought this book after loving Into the Dark Dark Wood, but it's such a similar concept to that book and The Girl on the Train that it wasn't as exciting. It was okay.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down! This book was well written and intriguing from the start. It will keep you guessing until the very end. Great ending.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Great book with lots of unexpected turns. A must read for those who love a good mystery.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This Book! This book was very suspenseful and very hard to put down! I just had to keep reading to find out what would happen next!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Highly unlikely This one started out good, but then you realize the main character is a nut job. Hard to feel sympathetic or empathy with her. Meh overall.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alright Quite difficult to complete the novel, dragged to long
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay it started off on a great foot, but took way to long to get to the end. lost the excitement
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspensful I'm not usually a mystery lover but this was a great read. Perfect for a summer read.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok! It was good at times and bad at times. Too much hype and I was a little dissapointed.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from slow I couldn't get into this one and went on to something else
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I expected to be terrified as per the reviews but I wasn't. It was captivating though.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but long At the start it was really good, but it took too long to end
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Try something else I did not love this book.. it dragged on and on... excitement finally gathered by the last few chapters of the book. I recommend deciding on a different book. :(
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner! My mom lent me this book as she read it and loved it. I love reading fiction that is suspenseful and full of twists and turns. The Woman in Cabin 10 was an excellent read. Once I started reading the novel, I could not put it down. There are so many great plot twists within the text that it kept me interested. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling This book had be captivate from the first page. I hadn't read the synopsis so had no preconceived ideas of what this book was about. I couldn't put it down. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fast paced, good thriller overall it was a fast paced mystery. Overall it was a good book that I would recommend to others. I did find the ending somewhat rushed. I would have like it if the ending didn't leave it to my own imagination. But I did like the fact that a few hints were given throughout the books (newspaper clippings) as to where to story was going but leaving you wondering about the who/where/how.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Less then expected With all the hype about this book and seeing it everywhere I admit to being disappointed reading it. The pace was very slow and I found it hard to keep reading.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A decent, but overhyped book I have to stop reading heavily hyped books because they are rarely as good as all the hype. "The Woman in Cabin 10" is a prime example. It wasn't bad as far as mysteries go, but it was rather predictable, and despite having a rather exciting finish, it petered out quite quickly, and ended on an equally predictable "happier" ending. (I'm trying not to ruin anything). I did think that Ms. Ware's technique of ending each part of the book with an email or newspaper article set in the near future as compared to the main events of the novel added some intrigue and confusion (the good kind) to the plot, nut make no mistake, this was not on par with Agatha Christie to whom the author was compared. Again, too much hype.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book A little slow starting but excellent read once you get into it!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Read It was a fun and easy read! If you need a fun mystery that will keep your attention to the end then you will enjoy it. The plot line was simple, but the narrative was captivating enough to keep you through to the end.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kind of Average This is a mystery thriller in which the main character is a travel writer named Lo who is a last minute substitution on a posh new cruise ship's’ maiden voyage. Lo is there to write an article on the luxurious new ship, and is accompanied by a very intimate group of strangers and acquaintances. As unreliable a narrator as the best of them, I was never quite sure how credible Lo really was. This alone created suspense for me. She had bad luck before she got on the ship, and needless to say her luck doesn’t change once she is on it. I was invested in seeing how this book would end, and was caught off guard by a twist near the end. However, there are some very implausible happenings that diminished my enjoyment somewhat. I liked her first book “In a Dark, Dark Wood” better, but would definitely read more by Ruth Ware in the future. 3 Stars
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Two Stars Cheesy and predictable. The protagonist was mostly drunk, hungover or vomiting. Insufferable.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed There was a lot of hype about this book when it came out and I was rather disappointed. At first it was good but then the characters kind of got lost in the story and I was glad to finish it.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from it was ok Very similar to "The girl on the train". It got a little dry, and felt like some character development was lacking. The concept and twists were great. But a little disappointed in the end.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read I thought this book was interesting enough, suspenseful at times and a bit slow at other times. At some points the main character's anxiety bleeds through the pages and at other times it feels like a paint by numbers whodunit. Not a long book so not too much of a time commitment, overall worth reading if you like mystery books.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was ok The book started off with a lot of potential but I felt the character development was lacking e story line lost some of its potential halfway through.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Overall a good book, well-written. The plot twist was chilling, but the ending after the fact was somewhat predictable. In summary, I would say this book lived up to all of the hype that it received.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT this book was thrilling to read and kept me guessing to the end. It is well written and full of drama and suspense. Definitely a good choice!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Your Typical Suspense Novel The story line kept you reading, but neither the characters nor the plot had much depth.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read A bit slow at times, but good overall
Date published: 2017-08-04

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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."