Friday, February 24, 2017

REVIEW: The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10
Author: Ruth Ware

Laura Blacklock - Lo to her friends - is attacked by an intruder in her apartment. The attack leaves her afraid and unable to sleep. Luckily, as a reporter for a travel magazine, she has an assignment to go on to take her mind off the attack. The maiden voyage of the new luxury ship, Aurora Borealis, will be her chance to move up in her career with Velocity magazine. The ship is almost obscenely luxurious and she sets out to schmooze with the passengers to get great copy for her article. Following a late night of drinking and socializing, she returns to her cabin and almost instantly falls asleep. She's awoken early in the morning by a scream from the cabin next to her, and a loud splash as something falls into the ocean. Lo swears she witnessed a murder, but nobody will believe her. She's on a ship in the middle of the ocean....with a killer.

This book is a well-written, perfectly paced, chillingly terrifying thriller. I was sucked totally into the story in the first chapter, and it held my attention until the very last word. I can only imagine how terrified I would be on a ship at sea, knowing there was a murderer on board. Lo tries repeatedly to get the ship's crew and others on board to listen to her, but they all think she is paranoid and imagining things. That would be so frustrating! The build-up to the exciting end of the story kept me on the edge of my seat. Wonderful book!

Ruth Ware has written two other thriller novels, In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Lying Game. For more information on the author and her books, check out her website at


  1. Hello, Juli. My name is Michael Stephenson and I am the author of the upcoming psychological mystery-thriller The Man On The Roof. I was just wondering if you ever take review requests from authors. If so, I would love to query you on my new novel. I know reaching out in the comments section is bad form, and I apologize for that. I have read quite a few of your reviews. As far as this book goes, I thought that the best part was the spa/shower scene. I thought the flash-forwards with the social media stuff slowed the story for me. But I still enjoyed it.

    1. Hi Michael. Congratulations on your new book! I do occasionally accept direct review requests from authors. I will happily read and review your book. Look me up at and send me a PM there....I will pass along my contact info so you can provide a review copy. Have a great day!