“The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware will take you away and won’t let you go until the very last page, and it will leave you with a sense of satisfaction.
I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a surely fast read, the “classic” page-turner.
In a very Agatha Christie way, a group of people is isolated in a confined space, in this case on an exclusive cruise liner. One of them thinks a crime has been committed, but no one seems to believe her. But our protagonist won’t let go without a fight. She starts her own investigation, that will ultimately lead her to a true nightmare.
What I loved about this book is how well Ware was able to build that oppressive sense of claustrophobia. The small spaces, the sea surrounding the boat, giving no way to escape those spaces.
I could feel the protagonist’s fear of those enclosed spaces, her anxiety gripping, her fear but at the same time her strength.
I had read Ware’s previous book, “In a Dark, Dark Wood” and loved it, but “The Woman in Cabin 10” will absolutely capture your attention and you’ll find yourself cheering and fighting with her protagonist until the very end.