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The Woman in Cabin 10

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ruth Ware

Narrated By: Imogen Church

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2016

Duration: 11 hours 10 minutes




Featured in TheSkimm

An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick

A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick

Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle,, PureWow, and USA TODAY

From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.


In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.


  • Anonymous

    I prefer a more likeable main character, but it was still suspenseful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Aileen S.

    Good suspense story!

  • Kevin M.

    Kevin A. I agree, the first chapters of the book dragged on way too long, but as the story developed it had all the Agatha Christie suspense. The details of the characters and the Norway scenery were great...Make sure you listen to the last five minutes of the book. Great Summer Read!

  • Diana P.

    Great story! Excellent plot line and really nice details of the characters and scenery. Highly recommend. The narrator is spot-on!

  • Nasra K

    Keeps you engaged, and sometimes at the edge of your seat.

  • Katie C

    I read about 25% of this book and I cannot read it anymore. I am really surprised because I thought I would really enjoy it. First of all, the beginning is very boring. I could not focus on this at all. I didn't care for the characters especially Lo. It begins with a break in to her apartment and her being scared to death. Now, that is a great way to start the story and grab readers but it just didn't work for me. Lo is an alcoholic... leading me to believe that she is an unreliable narrator. I feel that because of this, the story line is going to be very predictable. However, I don't care enough to confirm my predictions by reading spoilers or skipping ahead.

  • Kristin W

    Easy read. I enjoy the narrator. She really helps make the book enjoyable. I felt the same way for ‘in a dark dark wood’. This book isn’t full of twists and turns but it does come together nicely at the end with a twist. I’d recommend it for sort of a mindless read.

  • Carol A

    I read this because it was the selection this month for my book club. Did not like it! Couldn't stand the protagonist and I thought the storyline was trite and tired. Would not recommend.

  • Emily W

    The Woman in Cabin 10 is a book that I added to my list because of ratings and hype. The book was okay and I thought the narration was fine. I like crime and suspense books and this one didn't really do it for me. Some of it was kind of predictable and the storyline wasn't really my taste.

  • Karjana H

    Ok book, a little to predictable story line for my taste.