The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

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The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a terrible mistake. Or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer - and she is the sole witness...
Publisher: London : 2016. Harvill Secker,
ISBN: 9781846558900
Branch Call Number: AF WARE
Alternative Title: The woman in cabin ten

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Schmonette Jan 28, 2018

Did Lo Blacklock really witness a body being thrown overboard? She begins to question her judgment when everyone on board the luxury liner in accounted for. Psychological suspense on the seas.


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SidheWrites
Nov 14, 2019

Others have compared this to an Agatha Christie novel and I tend to agree. Unfortunately for me it was a miss. I did not like the main character and thought they acted foolishly from the onset, getting worse as the story went on. The story was waterlogged (for lack of a better term) and barely held together, the plot as thin and easy to poke holes in as tissue paper.

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easygoer1989
Nov 10, 2019

As hard as I tried to finish this book, I just could not. I got as far as page 65 and returned it to the library. It read like something I would read in high school.

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aleshalove
Oct 31, 2019

Very entertaining and suspenseful! I found myself unable to stop reading toward the end. The main character is very relatable and her perspective is interesting.

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KorrAnn
Oct 20, 2019

Excellent book, kept you in suspense with an amazing plot twist!

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black_lion_700
Sep 29, 2019

This is a POSITIVE review for once! I don’t know why most of the reviews are bad😢 I though this book was very good! I read it twice in like a month! People say the main character is whiny but....WOULDN'T YOU BE IF YOU SAW A MURDER?! People really! Common! At least she isn’t perfect! She is more relatable right? Any great exciting book! 4 and a half stars!

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jenniferrabbit
Sep 27, 2019

What a whining, sniveling annoyance of a "heroine"! I wouldn't have read more than a chapter of this book if it wasn't a bookclub assignment. Maybe the point was to show how a long-term depressive with a current case of PTSD can live through and escape an evil plot against her. Well, she did that certainly, but sheesh. The small glimpses of rural Norway were well done, the characterization of the other people was competent. The glitter of the yacht and its occupants gave us a clear picture of the story's opulent setting. But Lo's endless "poor me" attitude, even when things were apparently going well, spoiled what might, perhaps, have been a decent plot. For a tremendously satisfying alternate tale of evil goings on aboard a cruise ship try "Terns of Endearment" by Donna Andrews.

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firefly5
Sep 19, 2019

I thought the main character Laura Blacklock was not very bright. She certainly should not have been a journalist. I would forgive her behaviour after the burglary, but she continues to behave foolishly. Trusting her old boyfriend with her every thought was not a smart thing to do. Every time I turned the page, she did another silly thing. I would not recommend this book.
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Why would she break a plastic tray to use as a weapon when she had cutlery? At least a fork is easy to hide and can do some serious damage.

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Pmap848
Sep 16, 2019

The protagonist in this novel was similar to a mosquito, which you just "wanna" slap. Her character was totally unbelievable and immature. I kept wondering how she managed to hold down a job as a reporter with her knee jerk reaction to every situation. In addition, I still couldn't fathom this remarkable assignment that she was given; I don't think she's capable of getting an order of coffee. In addition, the plot was rather far fetched.

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read4fun29
Sep 13, 2019

Excellent read! Super suspenseful, great innovative story line. The best Ruth Ware book I've read so far.

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KBibaeff3
Aug 31, 2019

OMG! So did not see that coming. So many plot twist and turns that had me wanting more. Definitely a must read.

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KatG1983
May 09, 2017

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cknightkc
Jan 17, 2017

"I love ports. I love the smell of tar and sea air, and the scream of the gulls. Maybe it's years of taking the ferry to France for summer holidays, but a harbor gives me a feeling of freedom in a way that an airport never does. Airports say work and security checks and delays. Ports say... I don't know. Something completely different. Escape, maybe.” - p. 34

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