The Woman in Cabin 10 By: Ruth Ware
Lo had been given a rather large responsibility by her boss at Velocity, a magazine for whom she wrote for, she was to go on a cruise called the “Aurora” and do a column about the trip and the luxury of the cruise along with a few other guest and a women from the cabin next door to hers that she has never met before, and all seems to be going well until a scream wakes her in the middle of the night. She hears a splash and sees what she thinks is a body being engulfed by the sea and when she turns to look at the deck next door she sees the blood that has been smeared down the privacy glass.
Once the head of security comes to investigate and they go into the cabin next door they find it is completely empty and the blood is gone, along with the girl who was here just before dinner, but cabin 10 is meant to be empty the man who was meant to go in cabin 10 had canceled.
What happened to the woman in cabin 10, she had been so sure the woman was there, she even borrowed her massacra. So was what Lo had seen and heard real or just part of her broken mind, you’ll have to read to find out.
So at first I was bored reading this book about the life of Lo and her broken mind and her problems with commitment and PTSD. Nothing really interesting really happens until Lo is on the cruise and the plot starts to take off. The mood of this book is very bland and I cannot help but to be annoyed by Lo it seems that all she every does is play the role of victim and snap at anyone who wants to judge her opinion or tell her to take a step back and look at things and she is very quick to throw all her problems onto someone else and blame them for the way she feels.
When I made it to the boat and all the people are on it with their different personalities and different groups of people that they hang out with and their way about them I instantly got a hint of the board game “Clue“. I used to love that game as a kid and I still do so I found this quite enjoyable so far.
The mystery of the woman in cabin 10 still eludes me right now I am lead to believe that maybe it is all fake and that this is just some big trick of Lo’s mind and that she is being paranoid and crazy. I mean so far all she has done is drink like an alcoholic literally and not sleep, I think that tends to drive a person crazy. There is also this other part of the book that keeps popping up it is news, emails, and web threads, that lead me to believe maybe Lo is dead and this is all some crazy weird outer body experience.
I don’t know how Ruth Ware does it but man does she always throw you for a loop. The person I always seem to never think of or the person I am most sure of it being all seems to be part of some huge crazy twist that I would never think of. She just leads you to believing in the things she wants to believe in she will put in so much drawn out attention into one thing and you think you are like totally on the right track then the plot twister hits and you’re once again staring at the pages going “WHO THE CRAP IS IT”
The mood toward the ending was set so perfectly I could actually feel my heart rate go up and my adrenaline spike as things got so intense. I was just flying through the pages begging for this to be over for everything to come to an end, and when they did come to an end, it was indeed in end I did not see coming, well I mean except for the parts they had already told you.
I think Ruth Ware so far has to be my favorite mystery writer out of all the mystery books I have read, she never gives anything away, she always keeps you on your toes and hoping from point to point trying to figure out the next key witness but then you are wrong and she has outsmarted you once again.
I would reread this book at some point in time when I want a good mystery and maybe to see if I can pick up on anything that I might have missed now that I know who and what happened on the cruise. If you love a mystery murder book I will say you are going to love this one.