Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10

cover_woman-in-cabin-10The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

Premise: A travel journalist is sent to report on the first voyage of an exclusive cruise ship for wealthy passengers. While at sea, she witnesses a murder—but can’t see who committed it, and can’t prove it happened.

Stay away if you dislike: Protagonists who make frustrating mistakes. The word “orientated”. Couples who communicate so poorly you wonder whether they could order pizza without breaking up. Settings that are sparsely described.

Recommended if you like: Mysteries with elements of a psychological thriller. Mysteries where the protagonist is a believable person, rather than a superhuman deduction machine. Flawed protagonists who try their best to do the right thing in a scary situation.

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