3 Stars Reviews

Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Goodreads 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. 

Someone on Goodreads suggested this book for the “a book set at sea prompt” and as I’m on a bit of a crime thriller kick I thought it’d be perfect! It was a bit cliche in some places but I still liked it. Lo wasn’t always likable but she was realistic, so she was enjoyable to follow. I sped through it, not only because it was an easy read but because I wanted to know what happened next. This would be a great beach read for a short break.

Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Read for the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt: a book set at sea.

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