I finished reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware earlier in the week.
From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
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…
With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
This is not a book I would normally pick up, but since it was for a book club I did. And I wasn't a fan. I didn't like the main character, Lo, at all. I found her unreliable and I couldn't trust her. I think I was supposed to feel sympathetic towards her because of what she went through before and on the trip, but I just didn't. In fact, there wasn't a single character that I actually liked.
There were some good plot twists and I have to say that I didn't really see some of them coming. So that's always a plus. But I still had a hard time getting engaged in the story. It didn't really get me hooked.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I bought this book.