The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

This book really starts out with a bang and just keeps rolling. Laura “Lo” Blacklock wakes up in her apartment to an intruder who locks her in her room and steals a few of her belongings. A few days later Lo is set to go on a cruise on the Aurora for her job as a travel journalist, but Lo continues to have insomnia and flashbacks of the robbery. She is still determined for this trip to be her big break. So, she goes on the cruise through the Norwegian fjords. She attends the lavish first night dinner and meets all the wondrous people aboard. Lo ends up drinking quite a bit and finally is able to sleep in her cozy cabin. She is awoken by a scream from the adjacent cabin, a splash off the balcony, and a smear of blood on the adjoining veranda. Lo calls for security, scared for the woman in that cabin that she spoke to earlier that day. When security arrives though, the blood has vanished and there is no trace of anyone in cabin 10, then security informs her that the cabin has always been empty. Poor Lo gets pushed around into thinking she is imagining everything. This weighs on Lo and she is determined to find out what has happened because she knows there was a woman and that she is now missing. Lo starts to have strange encounters including her phone and the mascara tube the woman in cabin 10 gave her stolen from her cabin. Until eventually the woman from cabin 10 knocks on her door. This book is a page turner that you keep telling yourself one more chapter until suddenly it’s 3 am. The twists and turns this book takes will have you questing Lo’s sanity and have you looking over your shoulder. You will not be able to put this down.

Favorite Quote – “There’s a reason why we keep thoughts inside our heads for the most part—they’re not safe to be let out in public.” 

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