Damn! I think I’ve found my new favourite psychological thriller author and it is Ruth Ware! The Woman in Cabin 10 is a fast paced suspenseful book that is very hard to put down!
Lo Blacklock has had a difficult couple of weeks. Her London flat has been broken into and her relationship with her boyfriend has come to an end. In an effort to boost her career, she receives an opportunity to get out of town and cover the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise liner which is headed to see the Northern Lights. On the first night on board, Lo hears a woman screaming and the sound of something slashing overboard. When she seeks out help, all the passengers are accounted for and no one believes what Lo had heard.
From there this book takes you on a wild ride of whether to believe Lo or the other passengers who think she’s had a wee bit too many gin and tonics. Has Lo gone off her rocker? Did she really witness someone being thrown overboard? The tension mounts and Lo clings to what she believes but how far will she go to prove what she thinks she saw?
Another masterful book by Ruth Ware! Her writing is captivating and energetic, leaving me wanting more from the plot. The dialogue, too, is crisp and draws you into the twists and turns of this thriller. The build up is what really made me unable to put this book down. I really wanted to know what was going to happen at the end, and boy, was this fantastic ending.
I would say this gave off a Agatha Christie’s style Murder on the Orient Express vibe. I really felt like I was with Lo on the cruise trying to piece together the ‘who done it’ aspect. I loved that type of form in writing, where you want to find out every little detail like detective Hercule Poirot!
Like I said before, Ruth Ware has outdone herself again with The Woman in Cabin 10. I might just have to make more room on my bookshelves for a section of her books because she has certainly enchanted me with her writing. If you’re looking for something that captivates you while you’re reading, but also has that creepy edge, Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 is the book for you!