Friday 6 May 2016

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10Laura (Lo) Blacklock is a travel journalist given a chance to go on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship. She's hoping the trip will do her good and help her recover from a break in at her flat where she came face to face with the burglar. 


One night she's woken by noises coming from the cabin next door and is convinced she heard a body being dumped into the sea. Everyone tells her this isn't possible as no one is missing and the cabin has been empty, but if that's the case who was the woman who answered it's door to Lo and lent her a mascara?

The story started well and when the characters on the ship were introduced I was immediately trying to work out who could and couldn't be trusted. This has been compared in other reviews to Agatha Christie and I can see why. Unfortunately I began to lose interest towards the last part of the story, it felt rushed, as though the author had run out of ideas and wasn't sure how to finish and tie everything up. Lo was also making some annoying and at times perplexing decisions. You need to suspend belief for most crime thrillers to work but this went too far and I'm also not entirely sure what the very end was supposed to mean. Plenty will enjoy this quick and easy read though.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy in return for an honest review.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5


Publication date: 30th June


  1. This one has a fun premise- murder on a cruise ship ? Too bad the ending seemed rushed- I might be inclined to give this one a try. Maybe a library read instead of buying. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Greg
      There's plenty of good reviews for this one so hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did. Thanks for visiting my blog :)


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