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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 9 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Stephen F

    A must read if you enjoy a good mystery. I couldn't put it down and I loved the ending. Several of the other reviewers mention that the book starts off slow. I disagree. I think the beginning pace was perfect to develop the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Raquel Lopez

    The book was engaging from the beginning and kept one involved listening till the end. The fact that the main character had so many flaws but was still strong was inspiring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Christine Benson

    Good book. I was frustrated by Lo's stupidity at times. In the end it paid off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Christopher Zimowski

    Good story. I found it a little predictable but still kept me engaged.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia Langer

    It is difficult for me to rate this book because the narration is so awful I never reached a point where I could enjoy or be taken in by the story. The accents made me giggle and the attempts at masculine characters sounded muffled and again quite comical. It is a suspense filled story that I believe is quite good, but save your audio credit and read this one for yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia Cantu

    Loved the narration! It was a great story too, just when I thought I had it all figured out I was way off!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • amy k

    I enjoyed the book, the story was quite interesting and I looked forward to it. The main character was annoying however; always self deprecating and making obvious mistakes that could compromise her safety.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • CiCi D.

    Great read aside from my mild dislike for Lo who tended to annoy me, making it really difficult to connect with her character. However, the story and the plot had me guessing up until the end. The narrator is by far one of my favorites ever since The Death of Mrs. Westaway. Her voice and her ability to make each character sound different is fantastic. Recommended read indeed!

  • Darcy J.

    I agree with other readers, I didn’t like the main character until her empathy toward the end of the book, before that she seemed to whine a bit too much and not able too cope too well, but you do learn a bit about that later in the book. Good suspense, that was enjoyed.

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