The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Published by Gallery/Scout Press on July 19th 2016
Pages: 340
ISBN: 1501132938
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I had high hopes for this book…but I was left slightly disappointed. I really enjoyed In a dark, dark Wood. I enjoyed that book from beginning to end so I had very high hopes for this one. I did read reviews for this and did see some of my favorite reviews giving this book lukewarm to good reviews. I hoped it would be better. The description sounded good to me.

Why the let down? For starters I didn’t much care for Lo. I didn’t much care for what happened to her or her attempts to be like Nancy Drew. I found myself not liking pretty much anyone in the book enough to care. Even with the twist/reveal – I didn’t pretty much care.

The gist:

Lo is a writer for a travel magazine who has been given the assignment to be on a luxury cruise with only a limited number of cabins. All the cabins are booked except for Cabin 10. But Lo saw a woman in cabin 10. She borrowed mascara from her. Then one night she hears a splash and finds some blood. She believes a murder has been committed but no one on board seems to be missing…with the exception of the woman Lo saw in Cabin 10. Lo begins to investigate and this is where I will stop.

I was hoping that this book was better. I ponder if I had liked Lo, would I have liked the book more? I am not so sure. In a Dark, Dark Wood grabbed me and held my attention. I could not read it fast enough and found it to be interesting and thought provoking. I found this book failed to really grab me. It was good enough to keep me reading – mainly because I wanted to know what happened but even then it did nothing to change my opinion of the book.

This just barely is a 3 star read


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