I loved Ruth Ware’s debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood, which totally turned me off bachelorette sleepover parties and the woods (in a good way). Now she has done the same for luxury yachting (which, to be fair, is not a reach as I get severe sea sickness).
The Woman in Cabin 10 offers the best parts of a mystery-thriller: off-kilter protagonist, diabolic rich villain and delusional side pieces. Lo’s indecisiveness and overall nature were believable and relatable. She is ripe for a change of scenery and what better way than to take a cruise. I enjoyed her gradual tenacity and newfound strength. The story could have used a touch more tension and it felt a little predictable in places, but the twists and turns were a nice touch. I liked there was still a sense of subtlety in the end and that it wasn’t a traditional happy ever after. I look forward to more.
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