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341 pages, Hardcover
First published June 30, 2016
"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 & dine. Lo can feel it in her bones - this is her chance. Right before she sets off - her apartment is broken into, and she feels fear like she's never felt it before.
“I know what it's like. Don't you see? I know what she must have felt like, when someone came for her in the middle of the night. That's why I have to find out who did this to her.”As frustrations (and her own desperation) mounts, Lo is faced with the single most defining decision in her life - was there ever a girl in the cabin or could it have been all in her head?
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 and warnings to back off on her sleuthing, Lo drinks too much, hardly eats, rarely sleeps and gets into loads of trouble. She does have a great boyfriend at home, Judah, a cat named Delilah and an ex to deal with aboard ship with some comical encounters, but...... no one to trust.
An attention getter from the get-go, with a little twist along the way made for an entertaining read that I actually enjoyed more than IN THE DARK, DARK WOOD.