★★★★☆ New release Tuesday!
The Woman in Cabin 10 is the second book by author Ruth Ware, who debuted last year with In a Dark, Dark Wood. And honestly, I think that she has outdone herself with this one — I found it way better and faster-paced than In a Dark, Dark Wood.
Murder on the Orient Express meets The Girl on the Train — a mystery no one can solve, told by a less-than-reliable narrator, all occurring in a place that no one can leave.
Lo Blacklock, a travel journalist for Velocity magazine, has been invited to report on a new private luxury cruise, the Aurora. The first night, woken by a scream, Lo hears a big splash outside her balcony and believes that a passenger was thrown overboard — murdered in international waters. She quickly calls the Aurora‘s security, and they begin their investigation.
But it doesn’t go very far. There isn’t anyone unaccounted for on the entire ship — all passengers, crew, and staff are still on the boat. Lo has just gone through the traumatic experience of having her home broken into and burgled, so she knows how scary it can be to be vulnerable to a stranger looking to harm you. She stays on the case, determined to find out what happened to the woman in cabin 10.
This book kept me guessing, trying to figure out who she heard, what happened, did Lo really see what she thinks? This is a fantastic mystery and thriller, bound to keep you thinking about it for days after reading the last page.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.