The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The description from Goodreads:
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 novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
In this tightly wound story, 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. 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 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 and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
This book has been on to my read list for so long, the description sucked me in right away, something awry on a luxurious cruise ship at sea, what’s not to love?
The Woman in Cabin 10 is tricky because I really liked parts and other parts completely missed the mark for me, and it’s not even broken down by beginning, middle and end, I felt one chapter could have been great and the other kind of blah.
To start off, I didn’t like the main character until the very end. To me she came across very unlikable but even now trying to explain how eludes me. While the setting is described very well, the characters fell flat, I think more could have been done to develop all the characters on the ship.
I liked the ambiance of this book and I liked that the smaller details, like the food on the ship and the events were described.
The end came together quite quickly, it did feel a bit rushed but I enjoyed the end and the big twist.
I’m still so torn on whether I really liked this book or not, so if the description sucked you in like it did to me, I would recommend you read it. This book read like a movie and I think it would almost make a better movie.
2 stars doesn’t seem enough and 4 seems too high, so I give The Woman in Cabin 10 3 stars.