The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Aug 15

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love to read. My Dad has a funny picture of me, no more than 18 months old, lying flat on my belly, propped up on my chubby baby elbows, reading the Sunday newspaper. Of course, it was upside down, but you get the point. My Grandma on my mother’s side was an avid reader. She was also super good at sharing. She had a lot of Agatha Christie books in her possession, and I remember spending my entire tenth summer devouring the exploits of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. (I am laughing thinking about my ten year old Montanan pronunciation of that name.)

Ruth Ware expertly creates that same kind of murder mystery feeling in The Woman in Cabin 10. Lo is a travel writer trying to prove herself. She suffers through an unfortunately timed break-in at her home mere days before boarding a luxury cruise. The crime leaves her feeling out of sorts and not exactly in the luxury boat party mood. The boat is designed for small groups of passengers; there are only ten cabins, and everything is opulent and spacious.

The tides turn (yes I took that route) when Lo is woken in the middle of the night to the sound of a scream. She witnesses, or thinks she witnesses, something untoward happen to the title character.

The suspects are many; there are just enough possibilities to keep the reader guessing, but not confused. I am not a spoiler, but this is a perfect summer read…just don’t read it if your vacation involves a boat.

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