The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Main Characters

  • Laura Blacklock (Loe)
  • Judah
  • Ben Howard
  • Tina
  • Richard Bullmer
  • Anne Bullmer
  • Alexander
  • Cole
  • Owen
  • Josef

Publisher’s Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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 describe only 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 listen in The Woman in Cabin 10 – one that will leave even the most sure-footed listener restlessly uneasy long after the last minute ends.

Includes an excerpt from Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game!

Recent Reviews

My Review
5/5 Stars

I loved this book, the writing style pulls you in and keeps you guessing.
I knew I was going to fall in love with this book by the first few lines in chapter 1. The storyline is captivating, the main character is fragile and determined to know the truth. She is definitely driven but unstable by all the alcohol consumed and the lack of sleep. Towards the middle part of the story, you start to doubt Loe due to all the uncertainty and the back and forth but once you start to doubt her the author Ruth turns your suspicions right around. I really enjoyed the glimpses of the future while going back in time to what was happening!

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Book Quotes

“There’s a reason why we keep thoughts inside our heads for the most part—they’re not safe to be let out in public.”

― Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10

“This place felt like a tomb. Maybe it was mine.”

― Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10

“I wanted to scream. The panic built inside me like a volcano, pressing up through the layers of closed throat and clenched teeth. And then I thought, in a kind of delirium – if I scream, what’s the worst that can happen? Someone might hear? Let them hear.”

― Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10