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The Woman in Cabin 10

Written by: Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
4 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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From New York Times best-selling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware - this time, set at sea.

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 audiobook in The Woman in Cabin 10 - one that will leave even the most sure-footed listener restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

©2016 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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My first Ruth Ware book - It did not disappoint!

This was my first book from Ruth Wares. It was an interesting premise and I was definitely intrigued throughout. I very much enjoyed the writing style with the sporadic news reports. This was definitely a book that kept me guessing all the way through. I thought there might have been some sort of connection to the two different burglaries that were referenced, but nothing came of that- Maybe that was the point? To keep us guessing? It worked.
The most satisfying part of the book: “Is it the transaction with the reference “tiggers bounce”” 👌🏻 3.5 Stars!

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Not as good as I hoped it would be.

I am a very big fan but I found this one lacked the imagination and plot line

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It was alright

It was alright, not very exciting or thrilling. Not something I'd recommend but not a book I regret purchasing either.

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Strong story, weak ending

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the twists and the characters. I did not enjoy the last few pages and found them to be confusing. The ending would have been stronger with out them.

Still worth the read.

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Not Bad But Not Great

It's a slow read. I had a hard time getting to the end, not sure if it was just the story itself or the tone it was read in, but overall I found myself bored with it.

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Keeps you coming back for more

The performance of this audiobook is wonderful. The story is intriguing and the ending great.

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Disappointing

Maybe I had high expectations after reading In a dark dark wood which I loved, this book was different. The pace was slower and the ending felt underwhelming, with no real character build up.

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Painful read

I really struggled through this book...from the drama queen main character to the unbelievable plot to the narrators terrible accents. I always finish a book that I start and I have to say it did pick up a bit in the middle, but it was not one of those books that I can't wait to listen to every day.

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So many holes in story

Purchased this for a family road trip and we did listen until the end so that is good. This main character made mistake layered on mistake. While we understood the intent of the ending we each had multiple opinions why this would not be possible. The author should have wrapped the story much better to try and suspend our disbelief.

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Great Mystery!

The beginning is a bit slow, but you will be hooked as you get into it! This book reads like it's ready for the movies. Enjoyed this.