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The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10

By Ruth Ware

  • Release Date: 2016-07-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,721 Ratings




Featured in TheSkimm

An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick

A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick

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An instant New York Times bestseller, The Woman in Cabin 10 is a gripping psychological thriller set at sea from an essential mystery writer in the tradition of Agatha Christie.

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. 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 dark and terrifying 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, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.


  • Disappointed

    By Ozcrome
    I felt let down by this book. The plot was bland and the pace was slow. I can usually devour a good book in a matter of days, especially when I genuinely can’t put it down. For what it’s worth, it took me a month to get through this one and I was glad to be done.
  • Audio book was better

    By Photomom8404
    Characters got a little foggy for me, but entertaining on a road trip
  • Bizarre story

    By notsmiling
    I had no patience for this book and I was dying for it to end. No pun intended.
  • Flew through this book.

    By electric.amplified
    Really enjoyed it and has some good twists.
  • Great Book

    By Dani yellow
    What a great book! It keep me guessing right until the end. I had so many thoughts on the ending, that I actually had to skip to the end just to be sure I was on track with my investigative skills.
  • Big page turner

    By Nienafefalas
    Loved every page. Excellent imagery, and a very relatable character. Twists that kept me guessing and an ending that left me satisfied.
  • Tedious read, not enjoyable

    By Greyhair65
    The story line is so full of holes it’s unbelievable. The premise of the book, that a neurotic woman on a pleasure cruise hears a passenger go overboard and doesn’t even say man overboard is incredible. Writing is full of useless detail, and very tedious. I started skimming fast less than half way through.
  • 5 stars

    By manduh193
    Great book! Couldn’t put it down and very much enjoyed the ending
  • Eh

    By LongislandLil
    I don’t get the good reviews that led me to this book. The story had so many unnecessary details and dialogue. The ending felt anti climatic. I was happy when it was over!
  • 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

    By studybunny12345
    this is by far my favorite ruth ware book i’ve read to date!!!