Author: Ruth Ware
Goodreads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.71)
Published: July 19th, 2016
In this tightly wound story, 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. 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 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…
At first, I was a little bored with this book. It started out really slow while they were telling the story of Lo and her boyfriend. It even felt slow as they were telling her experience of being a victim of a break-in.
I had seen so many good reviews about this book that I just had to finish it and I ended up really enjoying it. I loved the different twists and turns this story took. I was left guessing at the end of every chapter.
Being a upcoming reporter Lo needs this cruise time to make a name for herself but what she finds herself doing is medicating herself and getting drunk. What she didn’t intend on doing is getting mixed up in witnessing a murder that could eventually lead to her own.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to flip forward a few pages, just to make sure something good happens or you quickly find out what you want to know? I struggled with this during this story because about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the book, I needed to know what was going to happen next. I couldn’t stop reading it!
I am so glad I finished this book and believed in the reviews I read that were left unspoiled! This is a book I highly recommend and I can’t wait to read her other novel In A Dark Dark Wood.
My Rating for The Woman in Cabin 10 is ★★★★☆