The Woman in Cabin 10
The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.
A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship.
Except things don’t go as planned.
Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window t ...more
"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."Laura "Lo" Blacklock just won the career lottery - her pregnant boss can no longer attend the Aurora cruise. Instead, her boss sends Lo as the magazine's representative to the maiden voyage.
“For a travel journalist I’m worryingly bad at geography.”The ship is full of rich socialites, intrepid reporters and world-renowned rich folks - the perfect people to wine & ...more
I listened to this book because I had other books I was already reading, and I need to listen to a book while driving. The narrator didn't have the most pleasing voice, but sh ...more
You know the feeling.....poised for sound and vigilant for any hint of the slightest evidence of movement. You are alone. At least that is what your mind tells you.
Lo Blacklock has barely an eye open after a night of some serious throwing 'em back drinking. But there are sounds coming from the out ...more
This is my first book by Ruth Ware. I have always wanted to take a luxury cruise and so the plot of this book intrigued me.
I was actually going to read Dark Dark Wood prior to reading this novel. However, since I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway, so I figured I could always go back and read Dark Dark Wood some other time.
Journalist, Laura (Lo) Blacklock is a writer for a travel magazine. Lo suffers ...more
Whining protagonist, too anxious (and irritating) to function.
Plot holes bigger than the Grand Canyon.
Every character unlikable.
Glossed over sexual assault.
Took Forever to get going.
That ENDING, I hurt my eyes rolling them so hard.
Guess what Lo Blacklock? I wouldn't have believed you either.
When I first started the book last night, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to get to the ship and ...more
Listen, this is just about the most generic thriller ever written. Let’s talk about all the shitty ass ways this book copies The Girl on the Train, a 2015 novel that I have an immense distaste for. They have the exact same plot. Lead observes ...more
A cruise ship in the middle of the ocean turned out to be the perfect setting for a chilling tale. I could feel the ebb and flow of the nausea inducing ...more
TW: home invasion, anxiety (panic attacks), substance abuse, lowkey sexual assault
I feel as if this is one of those books that I don't have much to say on. I wasn't the biggest fan of the writing and the beginning was slightly boring, but the ending of the story was thrilling and very clever in my opinion.
I was surprised to find a very positive portray of medication ...more
Lo Blacklock is a travel journalist who is invited to go aboard the Aurora Borealis to do a story on the new ship for her magazine. Lo thinks a week away on a luxury cruise liner sounds like a dream come true. After all, her apartment was just burgled and since she’s been anxious about it, she’s had trouble sleeping ever since.
As she’s getting ready for her first formal dinner, Lo realizes that she forgot mascara, thus she knocks on the door of Cabin 10 next door to bor ...more
Well, I am kinda in the middle.
I didn’t hate the book, but it didn’t blow me away. It feels like it was intentionally written to fit in with the ...more
I read it.
I'm not mad about it.
It was good.
Not a favorite.
Not a least favorite.
They can't all clobber us over the head though.
For me, the second half of this was much stronger than the first half. I wasn't really invested in the story at all until the reveal. I would just say the reveal and events leading to the final conclusion were much more compelling than the build-up to the reveal.
During the build-up, I totally had moments of, "who cares?! Gawd, Lo, mi ...more
A quarter of the way through, I was not impressed. It started off quite slow and was bored with the main character, Lauren, aka “Lo,” who continuously bemoaned how tired and hungover she was while downing yet another drink.
Thankfully the crux of th ...more
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by RUTH WARE was a chilling and suspenseful thriller with the perfect setting for a mystery on a small luxurious cruise liner with only 10 cabins set to sail from London to Norway. I was really intrigued with the setting ...more
Light, fast and fun, this crime-mystery is like reading a cross between Agatha Christie and Janet Evanovich.
The trouble begins at home with a whack in the face, and quickly moves to a small luxurious cruise liner. When disaster happens to THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, journalist Laura (Lo) Blacklock witnesses it, but unfortunately does not stay silent, (no spoiler here) and her life aboard the Aurora evolves into a complicated series of mishaps.
Between panic attacks from not taking her meds an...more
At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the main character, Lo, as she seemed secretive and ...more
Travel reporter Lo Blacklock is given an amazing assignment, a week-long cruise aboard an exclusive luxury ship. Only ten cabins, so you know the small group of guests will be pampered as they sail from England to Norway. The excursion is lovely at first, but Lo's fun comes to an end when ...more
It's a real pity that the author used so many awful descriptions of weight and illness. It's not exactly shaming, but the language serves to dehumanize people who are fat, very thin, or ill.
-One character is described as "wearing jewelry weighing more than she did," (p. 58) and we're constantly reminded of all her jutting, sharp features.
-Describing fat characters as being "the size of a walrus" (p. 58, 178) happens more than once. We're frequently reminded at how easily one overweight ...more
The main character in the story, Lo Blacklock, is at home alone when someone breaks into her apartment leaving her in fear that it could happen again or that they will return. Lo is offered the chance ...more
I loved the setting the Luxury cruise with its chandeliers and opulent cabins. A small group of guests (Journalists, photographers and distinguished guests) have been invited to join the Aurora as it makes its maiden voyage along the Scandinavian coastline.
Laura (Lo) our protagonist, a travel writer has managed to secure herself a place on the coveted maiden voyage, she jumps at the opportunity… this could take her career to the next level.
So how do you rate a book which is basically only adequate but which has ...more
In the desperate search for "the next Gone Girl", The Woman in Cabin 10 was put forward as an option. I think that's unfair. The next Gone Girl or Hunger Games will be so clearly original and ground-breaking that it couldn't be titled the next fill-in-the-blank.
And, with that sort of hype, it put an expectation on ...more
The Line ”I groaned at my own stupidity.”
The Sinker – Now, wasn’t that fun! A tad repetitive, with just the right amount of tense buildup, The Woman in Cabin 10 managed to keep me thinking while listening.
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This story is about Laura who is a journalist and works for a travel magazine. She is on board in a boat. One night she heard a very loud splash, like something falling into the sea! Then when she went to see what’s happening she saw a body disappearing under the water. And she saw blood on the privacy barrier that separated her veranda from that of cabin 10. But when she went to get the help they found nothing and they told her that that cabin has been empty. There was no guest in that c ...more
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