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"Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train in this stupendously good read… Scary and unsettling, it’s edge-of-your-seat stuff" (Sun on Sunday)
"A tense, moody drama set on a press trip that goes horribly wrong… Ware has produced a fantastic variation on the woman-in-peril theme, with a plucky protagonist and a brilliantly claustrophobic setting" (Joan Smith Sunday Times)
"A rollicking page-turner that reads like Agatha Christie got together with Paula Hawkins to crowdsource a really fun thriller" (Stylist)
"A fantastic read. A fog-enshrouded cruise ship, a twisty puzzle of a murder mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and unrelenting suspense. Batten down the hatches and prepare to read it in one sitting!" (Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door)
"The Woman in Cabin 10 is an edge-of-your-seat thriller full of great characters and twists" (Reese Witherspoon)
THE SUNDAY TIMES & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A passenger is missing. But was she ever on board at all?
From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy pick In A Dark, Dark Wood comes Ruth Ware's next compulsive page-turner
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The Woman in Cabin 10 is about a young woman named Lo Blacklock, who is a travel journalist. She accepts an assignment on the maiden voyage of a small cruise ship, which she believes will help her open doors and possibly get her promoted. All starts of well onboard, with just a handful of luxury cabins, but when Lo think she witnesses a woman being thrown overboard, the cruise takes a downward turn. With all the passengers on the ship accounted for, who was the woman in cabin 10?
First off, I really liked the setting. Set on a small cruise ship with only a handful of accessible rooms, it helped you realise the feeling of unease. There really was no escape for Lo, who has no idea about who the potential murderer could be and if they will strike again. The more she digs to try and get information, the more this seems possible. I did get a sense of cabin fever reading this though, as it was set in the same small area constantly. If the cruise ship had been a bit bigger, this might have been avoided, but then it may have caused the book to have a completely different tone and atmosphere.
On to the characters, as another reviewer mentioned on Goodreads, I absolutely hated Lo. She reminded me so much of the main character in The Girl on the Train, Rachel. Both are heavily dependent on alcohol and are really dislikable. All Lo does is moan and make stupid decisions, which again she moans about later - countless times she asks herself "how could I have been so stupid?". You'd think with all that was going on she'd be a bit more cautious and take more time to think about things. She is also horrible to the people around her - her ex, Ben, and her current partner, Judah. Whilst she was dislikable, I sometimes think that it is good for the main characters in books to be like this. It shows that they are flawed and makes them seem more human, I think. I also liked the fact that a lot of emphases was put on her mental health as I think that this is hugely important; there is also a lot of stigma shown to this by the other characters that I think is present in everyday life. Mental health is something that shouldn't be shied away from in order to make characters more likable.
At times I often found it too difficult to keep up with the other characters - there were just so many. Throughout the book, I constantly had to flick back to see who was who. I did like that they all seemed like they could be villains and I had no idea who was behind throwing the woman overboard.
The final reveal occurred somewhat earlier than I expected, and I didn't see it coming at all. I would say that the book was a bit unrealistic overall, however.
As I said, this is the first book I've read by Ruth Ware, and because I really enjoyed it, I will definitely be picking up her debut and her next book which is due out soon.
EDIT: I picked up her debut novel not long after this. "In a Dark Dark Wood" is nowhere near as good as this and so I'd recommend reading this first.
I had high hopes for this, having thoroughly enjoyed “In A Dark, Dark Wood” last year and at first I wasn’t disappointed. Lo - her name’s actually Laura and it does get annoying after a while - was a decent character, trapped in a dead-end spiral and a grubby little flat, though her American boyfriend Judah (odd names in this) seemed perfectly pleasant and willing to have her live at his and the break-in she suffers is gripping and tensely written. However, once she gets onto the boat, the pace changes. Too many characters are introduced at once and it took me a while to place them all, the plot gets very Agatha Christie (not a bad thing) though Lo becomes a bit wet and whiny (a bad thing) and, worse, I had trouble visualising the boat itself. The Aurora Borealis, owned by Lord Bullmer - industrialist and husband to a multi-millionaire cancer sufferer - is called small by everyone who mentions it yet it has ten luxury cabins, a deck for entertaining, a below-deck area for the crew and a hold. How big is small? The pace does sag in the middle as Lo begins to investigate but she blurts out her story to anyone who’ll listen, so very soon most people on the boat know what she said she saw. When the twist does finally kick in - and it was a surprise - we then tumble into the third act which involves another slow patch before the proper ending, which actually felt a bit rushed. So, a decent idea hampered by a saggy middle and a potentially gripping mystery hampered by a not-particularly-sympathetic heroine. Not a bad read, at all, but not the book I’d advise you to start reading Ms Ware with (“In A Dark, Dark Wood” is much better).
This is trash. Light, easy to read, page-turning trash that you machine through. While I enjoyed it I guessed the plot about 100 pages in - hardly the most sophisticated or ingenious of twists. Also the main female protagonist was a terrible bitch. Whiney, unreasonable and highly irritating. AND the majority of the characters were two-dimensional, cliched card-board cut outs, with not a hint of irony.
I kept reading because I enjoyed the pace, love crime (even crap crime) and genuinely was interested in how it was going to play out, though I was inevitably left a little disappointed.
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