29 December, 2016

Review: WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

Title: Woman in Cabin 10
Author: Ruth Ware
Series: -
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Release: 2016
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 340

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From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.

In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.

I actually did not want to read this book at first. I heard about it on somebody's channel on booktube and was pretty determined not to read it. But then I accidentally got an audiobook of it among many other and then it ended up on my TBR for November. Jup up till I was filming my TBR video I didn't connect the dots. So yeah...decided to stick with it.

THE WORLD: I cannot help but compare this book to The Girl on the train, it is like written by the same author. So yeah the world, well actually sad and dark and just like hours. The main character gets mugged at her own place and its all very full of drinking problems, unhappy job and so on. Not exactly something I want to ever find myself into. But then this main character goes on the ship where she has to write about it for some paper and things start to happen there. Nope, nothing paranormal. Just simple real life drama.

CHARACTERS: Our main character is named Lo and she is a journal. Tho not a very successful. The only reason she gets to cover this big ship story is because the actual reporter had to go on maternity leave. Frankly Lo is pathetic and depressing person, she is not happy and that you can really feel in the book. It's like this contagious depression. I really don't like it in the books because it makes your life seem dark and lonely and cold. Was not impressed. She is better than the one from the girl on the train but only barely. They could be clones pretty much. Then there are some other characters on the ship that nobody is ever gonna remember. Just some jerks and some weird naive girls. Was so not impressed with the characters or their development which to be honest was pretty non existent.

LOVE: Sad cold and depressing.

PLUS: Okay so up till we get to know who did what it was kinda interesting, not good but I was intrigued to know what is happening. But then very soon we start to get some answers and the whole thing becomes obvious and just...yeah it got ruined. No more fun.

MINUS: This is a rip off of The girl on the train.

OVERALL: Regret reading this book. Was not special and I rather would have read something else instead.

What do you guys think about WOMAN IN CABIN 10?