Ruth Ware – The Woman in Cabin 10

Ruth Ware – The Woman in Cabin 10
After haven been burglarized, travel journalist Laura is happy to board a luxury cruiser to Norway. The small ship can host only a very limited number of guest who immediately get to know each other. Woken in her first night by screams, Laura rashes to her balcony where she believes to have been witness to an atrocious crime: a body has been thrown over the railing. Nobody wants to believe her because the cabin next to hers is meant to be empty. She is sure to have met a young woman early in the afternoon. Laura follows the signs of this unknown passenger and soon finds herself in real danger. When she ignores all warnings, she suddenly finds herself locked up in dark room.
This thriller plays on the readers’ nerves. Starting with a scene in which the protagonist has to face an intruder in her apartment, you can imagine that her nerves are on edge. This makes it difficult to say if you believe her and her perception. Added to this her proneness to too much alcohol and antidepressants – you have to question her story at some point. This keeps you alert all the time, you look out for signs to decide if you are with her or against her. Cliff-hangers, twists and turns keep the plot going and do not give you any time to relax while reading.

I really enjoyed reading the novel. The protagonist is a strong character who definitely can trigger something in you (I can easily imagine that some readers will hate her, but nevertheless – this is also some emotion). The plot could convince me, it is all set and cleared up without leaving any questions unanswered and all could happen in reality. There is a lot of suspense and thrill – all you need for an entertaining page-turner.