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The Woman in Cabin 10

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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.

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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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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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A PAGE TURNER This book held my attention, page after page. It is a clever mystery with plenty of intriguing suspense.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Iffy Grabbed this book because the reviews were so high. It was recommended for me as i read the couple next door. It took me a while to get through it, as i felt the middle was kind of dragged out. The ending was great, just took me a while to finally get there. Overall, it was a good book, just didn't grab my full attention the whole way through!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful right till the end! Although it starts slow and takes a few chapters for you to really sink into, the Woman in Cabin 10 has all the twists and turns of a great thriller novel to keep you wanting more till the last page! The way the final twist is revealed is delightful and scrumptiously satisfying! 5 Stars!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great suspense novel! I purchased this book a few months ago and couldn't put it down! There's only so many people who can be a suspect on a ship in the middle of the ocean and it made me think that every character was it. I'm not one of those people who sees a plot twist from a mile away so the ending was pretty eye opening for me.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from O.K. Had trouble relating to the main character. Took me a while to get into the story and to finish the book. Still an ok read. In a dark, dark wood was much better.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from slow to start took some time to get into it.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Twists! Enjoyed this book MUCH more than her first book In a dark, dark wood! Plot keeps you guessing and there is drama the entire way through until the end.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite read I found the main character to be quite irritating in the first half of the novel however the plot picked up about three quarters of the way through. The ending made up for the slow start, not one of my favourite books but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This is the first book i've read of Ruth Ware's and I really enjoyed it. I found it to be a good summer read as it kept me reading to find out what happened. I've passed it onto a friend to read now, highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME This book was a page turner! I never wanted to put it down b/c I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Beginning, middle and end were all very satisfying
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not the Best Story keeps you reading. But not the author's best work.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vacation read Keeps you engaged and entertained.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well... I liked the way the story began. Now I am at page 237 (of 340) and I find it is just getting interesting. I will finish reading it, but will I recommend it? Not sure. I would not hesitate to give five stars to the person who designed the front cover of the book though. Nine guests on this yatch plus crew and staff members and none of them (except the main character) are frustrated by the lack of Internet connection? In 2017? Give me a break.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A dark mystery This book was a suspenseful page-turner for me. I did find myself shaking my head at the main character's actions a time or two, but at the same time she was a believable character. The mystery was engaging and wasn't too predictable--kept me guessing!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I was really excited to read this based on the summary, but it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. A little too much focus on the main character's anxiety took away from the murder mystery. A quick read, but I was hoping for a bit more.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from the sequel The man in cabin 11 and the kid in cabin 9, whos parents left him home alone. its home alone 8, left home on a cruise ship
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't Quite Get There For Me I give this book 2.75 stars..Parts of it were good and I did stay interested from time to time, but the story itself just didn't quite get there for me. It could have been more exciting and thrilling and I felt like the creativity was lacking. The main character annoyed me and the ending was kind of disappointing.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I found that the end was a little slapped-together, but overall this is a really fast-paced, vacation type read.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than her last So I read In A Dark, Dark Wood just before reading this novel, and I definitely liked this one better. The story kept me reading, and I actually finished this in a day. I guessed where it was headed about 3/4 of the way through, but Ware writes a really good story here.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Next Best Thriller! Enticing to the last page! This is a must if you are a fan of thrillers! The beginning of this book seems like useless information and makes it hard to connect with the main character, but as soon as you get about 50 pages in, you understand why you NEED to know the pre-story of the main character. I sometimes find that thrillers try to make you think that a certain character did the crime, but this book did an amazing job of giving different reasons to think anyone could have committed in the crime. There are so many important details to this book that must be remembered so pay close attention! My final favourite part of this book is the fact that even to the last page it has you on the edge unlike many books.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not into it Unfortunately I couldn't get into the book and finish it
Date published: 2017-07-23
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. Memorable lines from this one: "There's a reason why we keep thoughts inside our heads for the most part - they're not safe to be let out in public." pg.62 "I stood, holding on to the cold painted iron of the railing, and leaned out, looking down, past the glass-walled balconies of the cabins aft, down at the creaming waves at the ship's wake, and the great dark expanse farther out, unimaginably deep and cold." pg.125 "The girl in the cabin had been vividly good-looking, but not that delicate, classical loveliness, like a Renaissance painting." pg.127 "The dark grey waves stretched out like a desert - mile upon mile, stretching to the horizon, no sign of land of any kind, nor even a ship." pg.246
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, quick read If I could, I'd rate this 3.5 stars. It's not quite as good as my 4 star books but I did enjoy the story and thought it was an enjoyable, quick read.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely worth reading Definitely a quick read - you won't be able to put it down. Good ending.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favorites I could not possibly put the book down and have already recommended this book to 5 friends and they have all enjoyed it! Great read, would highly recommend it
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read. Definitely an interesting book. Gets you hooked and hard to put down. Tbh, gets a bit slow 3/4 through but makes up for it in the end.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, quick read I really enjoyed this book. It was a great, quick read with some great twists.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Stop Reading! Wish I had read it a while ago when I was in need of a good distraction. Will read again, even if I know the ending.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very gripping Very interesting. I finished it in a couple of days. It's a kind of a murder mystery where you'd keep on flipping pages one after another, too eager to learn what's more to come. I didn't see the ending that way. It was a surprise. I won't disclose much from the plot but if you're a reader of mystery, suspense and thriller, grab this one! ***FIVE STARS***
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Couldn't put this book down! Good twist :)
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I read In A Dark, Dark Wood a few months ago, and I enjoyed it. I picked this one up on sale at Chapters before Christmas, and started reading it a few days ago at a friend's urging. Holy. Crap. I liked IADDW - and this was even better. Every single page had me suspecting someone different. The writing on the ship was claustrophobic, and the main character's panic attacks and anxiety were very real and written so clearly I could feel it. A++. I'm going to keep an eye out for more from Ruth Ware!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright read I read this book really fast. I found the story interesting, but never connected with the characters.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A new favourite! Bought this a book a few weeks ago, instantly became obsessed. Finished it in literally threedays just because I could not put it down!!!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read I could not put this book down! Thrilling and dramatic, I didn't want to stop reading until I knew what happened! An absolute heart pounder.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This book was excellent. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it A great story but a little bit predictable at some parts
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read An awesome story but a little predictable at some parts
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Kept you guessing and on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets better as you keep reading Started off slow but ended great with quite the twist. Great summer read.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Borrowed from a friend after she recommended it. Could not put it down! Finished it in a week! The ending was so good, the book had you guessing the entire time!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Woman in Cabin 10 Was hoping for more suspense, but did get through the book very quick.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! It was a great read. Finished it during a week of vacation, it had me guessing until the very end. It wasn't my favourite thriller EVER, but definitely a good read.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad I read In a Dark, Dark Wood and immediately bought The Woman in Cabin 10. I found it harder to get into and not as good as In a Dark, Dark Wood. There was a really cool twist but it seemed to drag on forever after the climax. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I finished it, so it wasn't that bad but I didn't care for the characters which are generally pretty important for a thriller.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read! I bought this book after a friend recommended it and I couldn't put it down. The author drew me into the plot, which was suspenseful and tension-filled. The author had me guessing "who did it" almost right to the very end!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could have been better... After all the hype surrounding this book I had to read it. The beginning is good and the last 30 or so pages are okay. I thought the plot was interesting, but I didn't like the writing style. The writing was confused and not engaging. Overall, I was disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! Interesting plot and a great psychological thriller!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overhyped The plot was executed poorly. Some events were left unexplained. The protagonist was stupid. The pacing was slow. This might make a good movie, but the book itself is a pain to read. If you want to read a locked room murder mystery, do yourself a favour and read an Agatha Christie novel.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay this was mediocre, but worth the read!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Very slow in the beginning but i powered through to finish. Quite surprised with the twists and the endings, but a little disappointing at the same time. Worth the read but not my all time favorite.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Twist Loved this book, slow to get your interest. But couldn't put it down half way through! Great read.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Keeps you interested and wondering what is coming next. Good read!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining This book keeps you wondering and makes you want to keep reading.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. Wasn't my kind of book, and I didn't really like the style, but the story it's self I liked.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent summer read Nothing novel here. Decent summer read.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I found the book to be a bit of a slow start but once I got past that I couldn't put it down! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it! This is my first Ruth Ware book and i was not disappointed. It was a super interesting book that kept me reading. I didn't want to do anything but read!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, quick read. Engaging story with a few twists. Worth a read.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Had Potential But Flopped This book started out promising and had a great premise but mid-way through the book it felt slow and disorganized; almost as though the author didn't know where to go with it. The ending felt far-fetched and I lost interest half-way through the book.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh it was okay... I was looking forward to reading this book as it was a must read this year. I was disappointed. I was glad it was done. .#plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay Basically the same plot/story as The Girl on the Train. Except it was on a boat. Also, the ending was very predictable.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for me I had a really hard time getting into this book and couldn't finish it
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite This was a must read this year, based on other people's reviews. I didn't love it. For me it took a REALLY long time to get through and it only got interesting right at the end.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! A real triller that keeps you at the edge of your seat!
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent Summer Read I purchased this book a few weeks ago and it was a quick read! The characters and setting were very intriguing and the mystery perplexing. I was a bit disappointed in the ending and felt that the average reader would not be able to figure out what happened given the clues that were presented. However, it was still enjoyable and worth the purchase. I have passed it onto other family members to read as well.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved this Book This book was by far the best book I read in a while. It kept me interested and the characters were awesome :) It will definitely be one of those books that becomes a movie soon.....
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Struggled I was very interested to read this book as I had read her previous books.(In a dark dark Wood)..found it a struggle to get through very predictable ending
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book I didn't really have high hopes for this but i was pleasantly surprised. I did not enjoy Ware's In a Dark, Dark Wood, so I didn't think much of beginning another of hers, but this had me hooked.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was unsure about this title There was a lot of hype for this book and although it had started off interesting I found that parts of the story dragged on. Also, it was very easy to predict what was going to happen next.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Having read "In a dark dark wood" I couldn't wait to start reading this one. I loved, I have finished the book in less than a week, I was hooked, and Had to find out what happened.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Having read "In a dark dark wood" I couldn't wait to start reading this one. I loved, I have finished the book in less than a week, I was hooked, and Had to find out what happened.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Having read "In a dark dark wood" I couldn't wait to start reading this one. I loved, I have finished the book in less than a week, I was hooked, and Had to find out what happened.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen! The end of thriller books are usually predictable, but to the last word it still had me hooked. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of thriller/mystery novels. I will now be checking out the author’s first novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer read Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen! The end of thriller books are usually predictable, but to the last word it still had me hooked. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of thriller/mystery novels. I will now be checking out the author’s first novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer read Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen! The end of thriller books are usually predictable, but to the last word it still had me hooked. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of thriller/mystery novels. I will now be checking out the author’s first novel. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great suspense novel Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was such a page-turner. I couldn't put the book down and the twist at the end was very well done.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read - Intense Mystery I bought this book last month and it was great! Some British terminology that I had to look up but nothing too difficult. The book has great twists and just when you think you've figured it out things change. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Vacation Read Good to take on vacation or to the beach since it was easy to stop at any point and not be lost when picked up again. Suspenseful and kept me interested but not necessarily a "can't put down" story. Better ending than her first novel.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good It was an ok read. After all the talk about this book thought it would have been better. Read her previous book in a dark dark woods and was amazing.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Suspenseful and fast-paced. Kept me guessing. Would recommend it!
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh An okay read, a little predictable. Would not read again.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful! I love novels with suspense and this definitely had it. I loved all of it!. I flew through the book quickly as I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good page turning, suspenseful novel that keeps you on edge. After I finished this I went right out and bought her other novel into the dark dark woods.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful! I love novels with suspense and this definitely had it. I loved all of it!. I flew through the book quickly as I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good page turning, suspenseful novel that keeps you on edge. After I finished this I went right out and bought her other novel into the dark dark woods.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was.. Okay I had not read anything by this author before, however the premise seemed interesting. Unfortunately I found it dull and over-reaching at times. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-01

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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."