The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

Book - 2016 | First Scout Press hardcover edition.
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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...
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scout Press,, 2016.
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Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501132933
9781501132957
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten
Summary: 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...

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CMLReads_Kristin Aug 18, 2016

For fans of Agatha Christie-style locked-room mysteries, this fast paced read will definitely appeal. The luxurious yacht setting and limited cast of characters yields a very traditional whodunnit with a modern sensibility. Good on audio!


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llocas
Jul 17, 2019

I kept reading it because I wanted to see the end. I thought the main character was a bit of a scatterbrained bimbo. She knows she shouldn't do something, but does it any! The author fast tracked the ending. I won't bother reading her other book.

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nalahblueberry5
Jul 09, 2019

It does what it's supposed to do; entertain you for a while without requiring a PhD. Really annoying protagonist, could have cared less about all the characters, totally unrealistic and I skipped over a lot of the "end" which was duller than dull, but I usually have low expectations for mystery novels anyway. I've read worse.

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danbrianne
Jun 28, 2019

LOVE the way this author writes. So easy to get into a groove. This story was a real page-turner for me. I've picked up several of her stories, since!

Agree that the ending was a bit rushed. The protagonist, a young journalist, is not an appealing character, I found her neurosis tiresome and her interactions with her boyfriends were peevish. Nevertheless, great plot and a great book to take on a cruise.

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smarie255
Apr 23, 2019

Loved it! This is the second book I have read by Ruth Ware, and it was an excellent book that kept me on the edge of my seat.

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Liveatthebeach123
Apr 20, 2019

A woman begins to doubt her sanity because the story she is trying to tell does not seem believable, until she realizes it did happen, and she is afraid for her life.

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jasonperrault1
Mar 20, 2019

A great read but I found the ending to be a bit rushed. Would definitely recommend.

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robinandrews10
Feb 12, 2019

Well written! Definitely a page turner.

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ednabw
Dec 16, 2018

Old fashioned Alfred Hitchcock style murder mystery with painful and emotional psychological second-guessing who is really who they say they are and who can be trusted all while being contained on a luxury cruise boat with no quick destination for help or support. The excellent narrator (audiobook) helped create a real page-turning feel.

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horthhill
Dec 09, 2018

"The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware is a locked-room mystery: the first two-thirds of the novel is quite readable. The solution though is way too complicated. I'm reminded of one locked-room mystery where the solution had the bad guy building exact duplicate mansions. In this novel, the explanation also depends on something being duplicated. The sleuth, here, is a first-time amateur and seemingly unreliable: the plot does make good use of both her naïveté and confusion. All in all a fun mystery with a disappointing solution.

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May 09, 2017

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cknightkc
Jan 17, 2017

"I love ports. I love the smell of tar and sea air, and the scream of the gulls. Maybe it's years of taking the ferry to France for summer holidays, but a harbor gives me a feeling of freedom in a way that an airport never does. Airports say work and security checks and delays. Ports say... I don't know. Something completely different. Escape, maybe.” - p. 34

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