The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

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Travel writer Lo Blacklock's dream assignment aboard a luxury cruise ship abruptly turns into a nightmare when she witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and disappearing beneath the waves. She's knows what she saw, but all of the passengers and crew remain accounted for and nobody can recall seeing the woman on board.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2017
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781501151774
1501151770
Characteristics: 340 pages
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten

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kmcdouall
Dec 03, 2017

Ruth Ware may have hoped to be the successor to "Girl on the Train" frenzy, but fails with a pointless plot, wooden characters, and unbelievable situations.

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MeggieDuck
Nov 30, 2017

I was very excited to read this novel after reading 'The Lying Game' but unfortunately the novel was full of what seemed like pointless events until about halfway through. After the halfway point the suspense began to pick up and it became much more interesting. Before that point though, it was slow and full of situations that presented the main character as unlikeable/ annoying.
Not a bad read if you're looking for something with slight suspense that you can get through relatively quickly.

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talk2terih
Nov 16, 2017

On the positive side, this book was easy to read and had good flow. I devoured it in 2 days, 1/2 of the book each day. The idea of an ultra luxe miniature cruise ship was an interesting one and fun to visualize as I read.

On the negative side, the heroine is rather awful, reacting hysterically to every event that occurs. When she isn't hysterical, she's drunk, vomiting, or hungover. I think the picture of a girl prone to severe panic attacks who had suffered a recent trauma could have been sufficiently articulated to the reader without beating us over the head with it. I had also intuited the resolution about halfway through the book. I never bought the individual she suspects as the bad guy, so was not diverted down that byway.

This would have made a fun summer beach read, as it didn't require deep concentration from the reader and could easily have been picked up and put down numerous times without losing the train of the story.

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Exbuck
Nov 14, 2017

I could not get into this book no matter how many times I tried. Maybe it gets better near the end but I doubt it.

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Eil_1
Nov 13, 2017

I had to force myself to complete this book. Lo's character was flat and the other players were no better. I'd not recommend this book to anyone.

BostonPL_LauraB Oct 25, 2017

It took a solid half of the book for me to care about this story because it was pretty slow and there was a lot of lead-up until the crime. Once we hit the middle it kept my interest the whole way through.

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jturner10
Oct 14, 2017

Given the waiting list, this book was extremely disappointing. A basic Agatha Christie storyline that was very slow to develop and quite a boring read. So bad, I basically skipped through the last half just to see "who done it". Not recommended.

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denise99
Oct 13, 2017

The Woman in Cabin 10 was a huge disappointment after reading Ruth Waring's previous novel In the Dark Dark Wood. The main character was hard to sympathize or relate to with her constantly being drunk. abrasive and traumatized. There were many times in the first half I was going to stop reading but continued on with all the good reviews and her previous book. The second half of the book Lo miraculously becomes sober, somber and articulate but can't save the book or the storyline.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 03, 2017

***SPOILERS***
I really really LOVED this book. I loved everything in it. The writing style, the characters and the Agatha Christie twist. Firstly, the narrator wasn't unlikable, she was interesting regardless of her weakness and medical condition. Secondly, Ben was the best character in this book and I was surprised how she chose Jude over him, I loved all his actions and really wished until the very end that she would break up with her boyfriend and be with him again. Anyways, I heard that it's going to be made into a movie and I'm really excited and had already imagined Emily Blunt as Lo, Hugh Jackman as Ben, Haley Benett as Chloe, Chris Hemsworth as Judah, and Alexandra Daddario as Carrie. I give this book 8/10 and it is VERY recommended.
- @Hebatallah of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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librarysrgr8
Sep 29, 2017

This book was very disappointing. I had the impression that it was written like it was an American TV script where the author was afraid to challenge the reader too much. The plot of the story is old hat and quite boring. I only kept reading this book just to finish it. If you enjoy a very mild mystery then this book is for you. Otherwise, don't waste your time. I really hope that her next book is much better.

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KatG1983
May 09, 2017

KatG1983 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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cknightkc
Jan 17, 2017

"I love ports. I love the smell of tar and sea air, and the scream of the gulls. Maybe it's years of taking the ferry to France for summer holidays, but a harbor gives me a feeling of freedom in a way that an airport never does. Airports say work and security checks and delays. Ports say... I don't know. Something completely different. Escape, maybe.” - p. 34

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