Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Okay, so here is my second attempt at a book review, which is a slightly scary notion. I’m always keen to shy away from criticism or judgement, but I’m slowly learning not to take it to heart. After all, a writer has to have thick skin!

So, the book. 

Lo Blacklock is a journalist working for travel mag Velocity, about to set off on a boutique luxury cruise around the Norwegian fjords, yet filled with nervous fear after encountering an intruder in her London home. Confined to the boat with a small group of people, her paranoia is exacerbated after she overhears a scuffle in the next door cabin which ends in a huge splash as a body is thrown overboard. 

Worried for the woman staying in the cabin who she met briefly the night before, she reports the incident to the staff, only for the plot to thicken. Nobody has been staying in cabin 10, and there is no sign of foul play. The woman she had met does not exist.

What follows next is filled with suspense as Lo determinedly attempts to track down the murderer, while mentally crumbling. Surrounded by strangers, it is difficult to know who to trust, and she stumbles around the claustrophobic boat, suspicious and fearful of her fellow passengers, as her own demons threaten to overwhelm her.

Tense, moody, and atmospheric, this is a thrilling page-turner that is sure to keep you engrossed right until the end. I highly recommend it. 

My Goodreads rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


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