You’re Going to Love The Woman in Cabin 10 (& this is why)

I feel like with every season comes a new book that everyone is talking about. Gone Girl, Me Before You, YOU, these were all books everyone and their cousin were obsessed with at one time. That book right now is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

The woman in cabin 10I’ve talked many times before about my serious case of FOMOOB (Fear Of Missing Out On Books, don’t laugh it’s a real thing), so of course I knew I wanted to get my hands on the hottest new thriller out there.

Lets just say I loved this book, and I truly think you’re going to love it it too.

Things I loved about The Woman in Cabin 10

The main character, Laura, was flawed, BUT likable.

The best main characters of books or movies are highly flawed. Amy from Gone Girl, Joe from YOU, Celeste from Tampa. Even though each of these characters are sick freaks, I loved them all! They were so intriguing and likable even though they were psychopaths.

Laura isn’t a killer or a child molester, but she is an alcoholic who struggles with anxiety and depression. She clearly is incredibly flawed in her own way, yet completely lovable. I was cheering for her the entire time.

The setting really ups the interesting factor

Psychological Thrillers are by far my favorite genre of book, so I read a lot of them and sometimes the plots are so vanilla and unoriginal. Setting this book on a cruise ship really took this story to the next level for me. There’s not just a murderer out there somewhere, there’s a murder on the same ship as you, sleeping in close proximity to you! I’ve read a lot of thrillers, but I’ve never read a thriller set on a cruise ship. It was so unique and added so much suspense to the book.

It was a classic case of “who done it”.

What can I say, my favorite board game growing up was Clue. “Who done it” will always be my favorite thriller plot line. You’re surrounded by a group of people “you know” yet someone amongst you is a murderer. This plot line is common and can be blahhh at times, but when you add in the uniqueness of the ship setting it completely ups the ante.

It’s written by an English woman so the book uses phrases like “bloody hell” and “bugger off” a lot. 

If you’re European this won’t be nearly as awesome for you, but as an American I can’t get enough of these phrases! I slightly giggle every time I hear them/read them. I can’t be the only person with this weird obsession can I?

It has some Girl Power mixed into the plot

Girl Power is sometimes cheesy to me if done the wrong way, but it was perfect in this book. I don’t want to give away too much into the story, so I’ll just say I think it really added to the plot line and the character development.

The woman who read the audio version of this book is incredible. 

I’m not a huge fan of listening to books, but I listened to this during the 12 hour drive from Alabama to Florida. The woman who read the audio version of this book was SO good. Not only did she have the perfect English accented voice (which as we just learned, I love), but she adjusted her voice with each character that was speaking. It added so much to the story, and I never wanted her stop speaking.

The Woman in Cabin 10 is going to be you'r next favorite thriller! Let me tell you why you need to read this book!

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Have you read The Woman in Cabin 10? What did you think?

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  • The entire time I was reading this post I was nodding my head thinking “oh my god, I thought the same exact thing!” 🙂 I am so glad you loved the book too! One of the best this year!

    • I completely agree, Amanda! and I’m so glad I listened to it!!

  • I’ve been hearing about this one a ton, but have steered clear b/c I’ve been burned by psych fiction lately. It seems nothing can live up to Gone Girl for me 🙁

    • I’ve also been burned by some Psych Fiction claiming to be the next Gone Girl. I now go into every Psych Thriller book a little apprehensive. but this one won me over from the get go!

  • YES! It’s so good! And the narrator is incredible! I love the English phrases.

    • oh gosh me too! I actually picked my next audible book specifically because that same woman was narrating it. lol.

  • Although The Woman In Cabin 10 wasn’t my favorite thriller of the year, I really did enjoy it a lot! Lo really was very likable, even though she got herself into crazy situations, and it was super creepy that a killer was on the cruise ship with her! I didn’t figure out who did it until the very end!

    • I didn’t either! I kind of thought it was her ex-co-worker/boyfriend for most of the time so I was way off.

  • FOMOOB is absolutely real! this is why it is on my list. hahaha. you’ve just made me put it up the top of the list!

  • I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one I think, so I’m excited you loved it! Psychological thrillers are my absolute favorite. And you also reminded me I had wanted to read Tampa so I added it to my hold list at the library and I’m next in line! You aren’t alone on the English phrases (and accents)–love them!

    • OMG Tampa was like nothing else I’ve ever read. Literally so disgusting and horrible, yet I could NOT stop turning pages. I was so fixed on it! one of my top reads of the year for sure.

      • I just started reading it today actually and I’m only 10% in but I already feel the same way about it. SO disturbing, but I just want to keep reading!