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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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Catherine W.

    The narrator did a fine job reading. I only disliked her “Judah” voice. This was so well written. I was engaged the entire way through. I especially enjoyed the clever twist at the very end. Well done Ms. Ware. Looking forward to reading more of her work.

  • Rebecca R.

    Not a very likeable main character, rather than feeling empathy I was exasperated with her. Excellent narrator.

  • Judy C.

    I loved this story. What an ending!

  • 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.