Review published on May 24, 2017.
Laura (Lo) Blacklock can’t believe her good fortune when she ends up with an assignment on a luxury liner, cruising the fjords of the North Sea. A journalist for a travel magazine, it’s the trip of a lifetime for Lo, except that she unwittingly gets caught up in a murderous plot that threatens to take her life. The setting made the novel interesting and the suspense ramped up as the danger for the protagonist increased. Lo is an unreliable narrator like Rachel in The Girl on the Train and the mystery was a bit like an Agatha Christie, where all of the possible culprits are contained in one room (in this case on a ship at sea), with all the suspects in plain sight and unable to escape. I felt the suspense was a bit of a slow burn in the beginning, but it ramped up toward the completely unpredictable ending. There were some loose ends and some bits that didn’t make sense, which was a little annoying. I wouldn’t highly recommend this, it wasn’t anything very special in any way, but it was an OK read.
Joanne Booy 3/3
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Vintage 9780099598237 pbk Jan 2017
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