The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

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8 Critic Reviews

underwhelming sophomore mystery...Those expecting a Christie-style locked-room mystery at sea will be disappointed.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD

Featured in TheSkimm

An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick

A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick

Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle, Oprah.com, PureWow, and USA TODAY

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 and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.

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.
 

About Ruth Ware

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Ruth Ware lives in London and has worked as a waitress, bookseller, teacher of English as a foreign language, and most recently, a book publicist. In a Dark, Dark Wood is her debut novel. Her bachelorette weekend was very tasteful and nobody got murdered.
 
Published July 19, 2016 by Gallery/Scout Press. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Woman in Cabin 10
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on May 03 2016

Despite this successful formula, and a whole lot of slowly unraveling tension, the end is somehow unsatisfying. And the newspaper and social media inserts add little depth.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Aug 07 2016

underwhelming sophomore mystery...Those expecting a Christie-style locked-room mystery at sea will be disappointed.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by D. R. Meredith on Jul 30 2016

The Woman in Cabin 10 is a strong follow-up to Ware’s her debut suspense novel In a Dark, Dark Wood (2015) and will not disappoint.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jul 01 2016

The story rolls you up and down like a ship on the waves. Ruth again employs "a locked-in space with limited internet access" as a plot device --- and again it works. I’m looking forward to where she takes us in her next book!

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20Something Reads

Good
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Jul 22 2016

Leave your lights on and check your door locks as you cruise through the pages of this tasty little thriller. Ruth Ware has a bright future.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Good
Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter on Jul 31 2016

The first chapter will grab your attention, force it against a wall and hold it there until the end.

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Reviewed by Sarah Frobisher on Jul 10 2016

Readers are in for a wild ride, with the kind of unexpected developments and thick tension that Ware is quickly becoming known for.

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The Overflowing Library

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Reviewed by Kirsty on Jun 28 2016

This story is well creepy. It kept me guessing from the first page until the last...All in all a book I really enjoyed which I was entirely drawn into. Very much recommended.

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