Review: The Women In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware


My Review (5 Stars – Loved it!)

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 8 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Release Date: July 19, 2016

 Imogen Church (Narrator)

Once I started it, I enjoyed The Woman In Cabin 10 and listened to it over the course of a couple of days.  I listened to the enjoyable English accent of Imogen Church out-loud as I don’t like to wear headphones, if I don’t have to.

There was a lot of cursing, which didn’t bother me as it added to the tension in the story.  However, my husband, hearing nearby, expressed some shock!

The main character in the story, Lo Blacklock, suffers from anxiety.  When she is thrown into a whodunit murder mystery, her anxiety intensifies.  I thought the continual anxiety was a little overkill.  On second thought, that is the nature of anxiety and the author, Ruth Ware, captured it well.

To the author and narrator’s credit, I was, in a way, glued to my seat until the end.  While I didn’t feel it was a particularly clever plot, I rated it 5 Stars since it was entertaining.

On the Simon & Shuster’s website there are links for the book trailer as well as a reading group guide.

What Others Are Saying

“Whoa! This book was a wild ride.” Diana from Diana ☕ Book of Secrets

“The Woman in Cabin 10 was a riveting tale that kept me hanging on by a thread as it catapulted from one strange event to another.” – Laurel-Rain

About The Author (from the author’s website)

Ruth Ware grew up in Lewes, in Sussex and studied at Manchester University, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer.

Her début thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood and the follow-up The Woman in Cabin 10 were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers in the UK, and New York Times top ten bestsellers in the US.  She is currently working hard on book three.

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  1. I liked this one too, and yes, the swearing was pretty constant. I think one notices it more when it’s listened to rather than read on the page. I like Imogen Church as a narrator. Ruth Ware’s other book, IN A DARK DARK WOOD, is also good.

  2. Hi, Pat! It’s good to see you posting again.

    I’m glad that you enjoyed listening to The Woman In Cabin 10. I don’t usually listen with headphones either.

  3. Laughing and your hubby’s reaction. Great when you just have to keep listening. While its not my usual read her anxiety would entice me to read it. I’ve seen so many readers into this one around the blogosphere.

  4. nice review. I actually also thought there was too much unnecessary cursing, like in too many books these days. I’m not against a few, but for me, overdoing it is just pure annoying, plus it really does not add anything.

  5. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews of this book but no-one mentioned the swearing before. It’s something I’m interested in but the swearing would probably put me off. I’ll maybe glance through it the next time I see it in a book store before deciding. Good to hear how much you loved it.

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