On My Bedside {The Woman in Cabin 10}

I devoured The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware over our fall break.  I know it may sound odd, but I love a good dark read to ring in October.   It was suspenseful and haunting and I couldn’t figure out what was going on.  I did find the lead a bit annoying and wanted to ring her neck at times… or shake some sense into her… but it was still a good read.

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, 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. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. 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 dark and terrifying 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, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

If you have any recos for books along these lines, I’d love to get them!  I have been watching things like The Conjuring all week and Honey would be very pleased if I took this to a book rather than tormenting him with horror movies.

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