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The Woman in Cabin 10

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  503,034 ratings  ·  35,782 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published July 19th 2016 by Scout Press (first published June 30th 2016)
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Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Meh. I enjoyed Ruth Ware's debut a lot more than this one. I found I was expected to suspend my disbelief even more in The Woman in Cabin 10 and I wasn't having any of it. It also felt like a not as good carbon copy of The Girl on the Train. Usually even with all the similarities of thrillers these days, I can find enough originality in the story to feel the author didn't *try* to follow the same formula. That didn't exactly happen here. It felt like the author just replaced a few facts with s ...more
megs_bookrack ((is on vacation))
What can I say about The Woman in Cabin 10?

I read it and I'm not mad about it. Elaborating further, it was good, though not a new favorite. It didn't really impact me one way or another. Meh.

((all the shrugs))

It can't be denied, there is something very addictive about Ware's writing. For me, the second half of this novel saved it from a 2-star rating. I wasn't really invested at all until the reveal.

The reveal itself, as well as the events following it, were much more compelling than the buil
Miranda Reads
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
3.5 stars
"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 &
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm a little conflicted after reading The Woman in Cabin 10. On the one hand, it's a decently interesting mystery. On the other hand, did the main character have to be such a dimwitted lush?

Lo is a travel writer, and she's thrilled to be invited on a small luxury cruise as part of her job. But her fun soon comes to an end when she witnesses what seems to be a woman being pushed overboard. The problem is that no passenger is missing, so her alarm is met with mostly indifference. If she wants to f
Chelsea Humphrey
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Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I smacked my head on a low hanging light fitting earlier so am particularly grumpy, but here's what irked me about this book:

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.

The end.
Will M.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
The Woman in Cabin 10 promised an intense read, but all I felt after reading this was intense anger. Anger because I expected so much more than what the author promised. The premise is typical of a thriller novel, it depicts a rollercoaster ride. This novel unfortunately is a huge disappointment for me. So much time wasted.

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
Elle (ellexamines)
I just realized I don't hate myself and therefore will not be completing this. if you look up the word mediocre in the dictionary it’s just a photo of this book. maybe a photo of the opening page because the cover is the only thing about this that isn’t shit

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
Diane S ☔
Deep sixing this one. Read only 14% so not rating it. Not feeling it and to be honest the dialogue just seems corny.
I received a copy of The Woman in Cabin 10 from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Gallery Scout Press, and Ruth Ware for the opportunity. This book will be published in July, 2016.

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
Lala BooksandLala
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller-mystery
This started out so strong, it was well paced and suspenseful... then it took a turn and got seriously weird and ridiculous.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well that was a much better read for me than the author's first book, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD as it was slow-moving for me and just didn't maintain my interest. This one though was fast-paced and had me entertained and engaged right from the very first chapter.

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
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

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
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I just knew I was going to love this book because I love the cover. I know, that almost never happens =) Then I thought this was just going to be a lets all get drunk at all times and then say stupid things and yell at boyfriend and get drunk some more and see a body on a ship, the end, goodbye. Well, it was kinda like that. What is it with everyone having to be drunk all of the time in these books?

When I first started the book last night, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to get to the ship and
If I’m being totally honest, I didn’t go into this book with the highest of expectations. In fact, I’m not even sure what made me request an advanced copy. It’s no secret, I wasn’t a huge fan of In a Dark, Dark Wood. Unlike a lot of other readers, I found it to be kind of slow and predictable. This one on the other hand - it totally worked for me.

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
As soon as I started reading this and posting statuses, I got several replies about how much people did not like this book. I cannot remember getting that much negative feedback about a book on my progress statuses. So, I figured I would either be joining the world in slamming this book, or I would be trying to make my case about how everyone was wrong.

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
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a compelling murder mystery! Even though I didn't like the main character Laura Blacklock and her actions too much I couldn't put the book down. Who is the mysterious woman in cabin 10? When Laura starts asking questions the tension grows to a nail biting level. Who wants to stop her digging deeper in that affair? What about Lord Bullmer and his wife Anne? What about the other invited guests on the Aurora? The author comes up with an extremely intriguing plot that keeps you hanging on the e ...more
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
4 Stars.
Very Suspenseful!

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 bo
Emma Giordano
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't decide between 3.5 stars and 4 stars, but I enjoyed this read! I struggled with it a bit, but I enjoyed the ending overall.

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
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who works for a travel magazine, is given an assignment to go aboard the small but stunning luxury cruise ship "The Aurora" for a week. But one night Lo is woken by a noise and she thinks the woman in the next cabin (Cabin 10) was thrown overboard. When she tells the fellow passengers and crew they don't really believe her. According to their records no one was staying in the cabin next to Lo's. What really happened to the woman who was in the next cabin? Lo does some ...more
Sam Quixote
Laura Blacklock is a travel journalist given a career-boosting opportunity to cover the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise liner headed to see the Northern Lights. On her first night there she meets a mysterious woman in the cabin next to hers, cabin 10, and then later hears a scream and the sounds of a body being dumped into the sea, seeing what she thinks is blood on the neighbouring railing. Except the cabin is empty and no-one on the ship matches the woman’s description. A heavy drinker and us ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware

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.

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I started this - weeks ago, and finally got back to it - in the early hours of Sunday morning. I like Blacklock (main character) - she's funny. Or am I reading it wrong? Whatever. I never did guess as to what was going on. I flirted with theories all-over-the-place and I wasn't even close. I thought I had it sussed, at one point - but nope. Not even close, as much as I hate to admit it.

A travel writer gets the opportunity to join other journalists, photographers and influential people on the ma
3.5 Stars

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

Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
My reading resolution for 2019 was to add psychological thrillers/mysteries into the mix of what is typically romance, as well as audibles. So I ‘killed two birds with one stone’ and listened to this suspense. It was also my first read by this author.

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
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
4 stars! What an intense, suspenseful book - I really enjoyed this! The author, Ruth Ware, does a fantastic job of creating an extremely vivid atmosphere - I felt like I was a passenger on the cruise ship observing the story unfold. I had a hard time putting this book down as the suspense starting building from chapter one and didn't stop until the very last page of the book. And I just loved that ending!

At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the main character, Lo, as she seemed secretive and
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my third book by Ruth Ware and so far, it’s my favorite!

Lo Blacklock has a work assignment on board a luxury liner in the fjords. A beautifully appointed small ship christened the Aurora, designed specifically for catering to the whims of the rich and famous.
You ask...why is Lo tagging along for this cozy cruise? Glad you asked! She happens to write about travel for a magazine, and when her boss couldn’t make the trip Lo generously and rather quickly volunteers!

But right now things are
Diana | Book of Secrets
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! This book was a wild ride. It's going to take a while for me to calm down, lol. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 is Ruth Ware's second thriller, and I enjoyed this one even more than her debut, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD.

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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
2.5 - 3 Stars

This was my first Ruth Ware book and it was okay.

I thought there were some really strong parts...Ware's writing is wonderful. I really liked her flow and subtle use of metaphorical prose. She was also very skilled at making me suspect all the characters whilst still questioning our severely unreliable narrator's grasp on reality.

The ending, however, became a little too...fantastical for my tastes. It made it lose all sense of suspense and tension.

Regardless, based on my appreciat
Trina (Between Chapters)
The bad
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 overweigh
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Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. 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. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.

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