Author – Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware is a British author, whose debut novel In a Dark, Dark Wood was a New York Times and Sunday Times best seller. The Woman In Cabin 10 is her second book and was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery and Thriller 2016. She has also released The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway.
Her website is www.ruthware.com and you can also find her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter
Publisher – Harvill Secker
Pages – 343
The Blurb – How do you stop a killer, when no one believes they exist?
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in.
Except things don’t go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face that fact that she may have made a terrible mistake. Or is she trapped on board a boat with a murderer and she is the sole witness..
I got this book from my mum.
My thoughts- This is the first book I have read by Ruth Ware and I wasn’t disappointed. It is a well written pacey thriller that keeps you guessing all the way through.
Lo, accepts an assignment to cover the launch of a new luxury cruise ship. Already in a state after a break in and a troubled relationship, she is relying on alcohol and pills to survive. Her anxiety increases, as she is in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers. Then struggling with sleep, she thinks she has witnessed a body been thrown overboard, however upon reporting it to the cruise ship staff, she is told no-one was in or has ever been in that room, even though she saw someone in there earlier.
Her journalistic instinct kicks in and whilst battling against her own mind, she endeavours to find out who got thrown overboard and who did it. As she continues to interview the passengers under the guise of writing her travel piece, some of her questions raises suspicions.
She is stuck on the ocean with a suspected killer, on a boat full of strangers. She doesn’t know who to trust, she doesn’t trust herself and someone is out to stop her finding out more.
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This book counts towards my British Book Challenge