I received this book for free from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Length: 11 hours and 8 minutes
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by Gallery/Scout Press on July 19th 2016
Source: Simon and Schuster Audio
Narrator: Imogen Church
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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 novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
In this tightly wound story, 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. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a 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 and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
What I thought of this book.
Okay, so I think it’s a bit hard to talk about The Woman in Cabin 10 without giving away something in this thriller as it has lots of twist and turns.
Lo is paranoid after a break-in at her home and she goes on a cruise where she thinks she saw someone being thrown overboard. The only thing is, is that all the passengers are still there and they said that Cabin 10 was unoccupied. Because of her past trauma and that she had been drinking, mixed with her medication, nobody believes her. Refusing to give up on what she saw gets her in a bit of trouble.
What I liked:
- Lo is a travel journalist and I always thought that would be a cool job, but not so sure now…lol.
- Once it gets going it’s got a great mystery that makes you really wonder what is going on. Is Lo crazy or did she see something?
- I will give Lo one thing, she was a fighter.
What I didn’t like:
- I didn’t connect much with the main character Lo. The first two or so hours into the audio and I had had enough of her and was tempted to quit. I am glad I stuck with it as it really is a good mystery/thriller but I just never really liked Lo all that much.
- I felt at times that the book was longer than it needed to be.
- At times it could be confusing with the parts that go from the boat to the mainland with her friends and family. (Hard to explain without giving something away.) I also thought the conclusion wasn’t to my satisfaction and I had questions.
Overall, it was a good mystery/thriller and I am glad I listened to it. If you are a fan of mystery/thrillers then you might enjoy it as well. I do know I am curious about her other book called In a Dark, Dark, Woods.
This is my first novel narrated by Imogen Church and though I did like her narration, sometimes I just didn’t like the voices she gave others.