Published by Gallery/Scout Press on July 19th 2016
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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.
I feel like I’ve been a fan of Ruth Ware since the beginning. I read In a Dark, Dark Wood soon after it was release and I loved it! The suspense of the story and the dark atmosphere hooked me from the beginning. Ware excels at creating a foreboding tone that sets the reader on edge. I bought The Woman in Cabin 10 as soon as it was released as well and I knew I was going to save it until I needed to get into the Halloween mood. A suspenseful book like this is not something that appeals to me in the summer time but definitely a book to help usher in my fall reading.
I chose The Woman in Cabin 10 as my first Haunting Halloween Reads this year because it hits all the right notes without getting too dark and scary. It’s mysterious, suspenseful, foreboding and had me on the edge of my seat without making me think too much. There was enough mystery to keep me guessing until the end but not too much mystery that would cause me to be confused. I wouldn’t necessarily consider it predictable but it is a really quick read that I would recommend to those looking to get into the suspense genre.
As long as Ruth Ware keeps writing suspenseful, mysterious novels, I will be a fan and continue reading and purchasing her books! Like I said before, The Woman in Cabin 10 was the perfect novel to get me into the fall and Halloween mood. The Woman in Cabin 10 was great and I can’t wait to see what the rest of my Haunting Halloween Reads bring me!