The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware is a mystery, who-done-it, thriller that would be perfect for the Sleuthing category for the 2018 reading challenge. The middle was a little slow but after the midpoint it was a race to the end with some unexpected twists.
What is it about? This book is about a travel journalist, Lo Blacklock who never really gets the prime destinations for work assignments. In twist of fate she gets the opportunity to go on a boutique luxury cruise around the Norwegian fjords. All is going well enough, very glamorous guests and parties and seems to be a great escape from some of Lo’s reality back home. Then she hears a body being thrown overboard. She reports what she has heard – but no one is missing from the boat. So the book unfolds with Lo, who is slightly unreliable as she never saw anything. She spends the majority of the narrative attempting to figure out who was thrown overboard and who did it. How do you stop a killer when no one believes anyone was killed?
I gave this one 4 stars.
Ruth Ware can be compared or described as modern Agatha Christie with her plot – if you liked reading this, you should read Murder on the Orient Express.