The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10 is a gripping story that plays on deception and the struggle of disentangling reality from delusion. Its claustrophobic atmosphere will entice your curiosity and keep you longing to explore and dive deeper into this unsettling, yet eerily beautiful thriller.
Lo Blacklock is a travel journalist who has been presented with the assignment of a lifetime, a chance to travel onboard the Aurora, a brand new boutique cruise ship travelling through the Norwegian fjords, offering nothing but luxury and leisure. At first she is overwhelmed by the floating palace that is to be her home for the next week, astounded by the dazzling chandeliers, extravagant dinner parties and grand cabins.
A perfectly smooth sailing trip, or so it seems until the night that Lo bears witness to something so chilling and horrific, from the next door cabin, that it threatens to drown her in a single crashing wave of fear. A scream biting the air, a splash interrupting the calm of the waves, a smear of blood staining the glass, a body sinking into the depths of oblivion; these were the sights and sounds that would be forever etched into Lo’s mind.
Desperate to find answers, Lo learns that no one ever checked into cabin 10 and that no passengers are missing from the boat. Dazed and confused, Lo is certain that she saw a body being thrown overboard, but could it possibly all just be a bad nightmare?
This tense thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, captivated by the dark unknown and guessing right till the very end.
Reviewed by Vindhya Kathuria