The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another solid read from Ruth Ware. The Woman in Cabin 10 was an atmospheric and intriguing suspense novel that I really enjoyed.
After suffering an upsetting robbery at her London flat, Lo Blacklock receives a career-boosting opportunity to get out of town and cover the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise liner headed to see the Northern Lights. Her first night on board she hears a woman scream and the sound of something splashing overboard. But all the passengers are accounted for. Nobody believes her.
There were plenty of twists to keep me reading and I really enjoyed the character of Lo, despite her appearing mentally unstable and a bit unpredictable. The claustrophobic atmosphere was similar to Agatha Christie’s style (eg Murder on the Orient). The only drawback was the robbery at the beginning, which I thought would be pertinent to the storyline. It was only relevant for setting up Lo’s unpredictable mental state. But besides that, this was an intriguing, suspenseful story I highly recommend.