The Woman in Cabin 10
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.

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  • ♥Rachel♥
    Oct 1, 2016


    3.5 StarsOverall The Woman in Cabin 10 was more of an atmospheric and suspenseful thriller than a crime procedural type of mystery. While I liked Lo, she was pretty inept at so many things. The (view spoiler)[ burglary (hide spoiler)] at the beginning did give her some excuse, but it s...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Sep 18, 2016

    Lauren Stoolfire

    Lo, a travel magazine writer, has just received a top assignment - a week on the maiden voyage of a small luxury cruise liner. At first everything seems great with beautiful cabins, delicious dinner parties, and intriguing guests, but things quickly take a dark turn. She witnesses what...

  • Angela DeSilva
    Sep 5, 2016

    Angela DeSilva

    Ruth Ware does some great writing in this book. The plot was a bit confusing but it later became a page turner and I ended up liking it a lot. I would definitely recommend this book and read anything else from this author. ...

  • Lala BooksandLala
    Sep 3, 2016

    Lala BooksandLala

    This started out so strong, it was well paced and suspenseful... then it took a turn and got seriously weird and ridiculous. ...

  • Will M.
    Sep 1, 2016

    Will M.

    The Woman in Cabin 10 promised an intense read, but all I felt after reading this was intense anger. Anger because I expected so much more than what the author promised. The premise is typical of a thriller novel, it depicts a rollercoaster ride. This novel unfortunately is a huge disa...

  • Lotte
    Aug 31, 2016


    4.25/5! ...

  • Philip
    Aug 27, 2016


    2.5ish stars.Eh. Been there done that. Good pace, quick read, sporadically suspenseful, everything one expects from the genre... and not much else. There are lots of recycled plot elements from Girl on the Train- it might as well have just been titled The Girl on the Cruise Ship (not t...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 16, 2016


    If there is any recently published novel that can be truly marketed as the next The Girl on the Train, it is The Woman in Cabin 10. A narrator whose personal issues cause her to appear unreliable, anxiety-riddled, paranoid, and even to begin questioning her own truth... One who is so p...

  • Melisa
    Aug 14, 2016


    A completely atmospheric tale with an unreliable cast of characters a la Agatha Christie. Love Ruth Ware's writing. Her depictions of claustrophobia and exhaustion are so descriptive, they're almost contagious. The ending fell a bit flat for me, but was still enjoyable. Couldn't put it...

  • Carol
    Aug 12, 2016


    The Hook The primary location of The Woman in Cabin 10 is the maiden voyage of boutique luxury cruise ship seeking the Northern Lights and the break-taking Norwegian Fjords. The ship, fittingly named The Aurora, reminded me of a locked room mystery device which always intrigues me.The ...