Monday, January 23, 2017

Staff Picks: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Adult Fiction)

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

I am constantly listening to audiobooks in my car and I grabbed The Woman in Cabin 10 because I had heard people talking about it as a good read. The setting is on a private vessel that is on its maiden voyage with journalists on board to report on the luxury and splendor of the vessel Aurora. The gist of the books is that a woman, seen in cabin 10, seems to disappear. Lo, the passenger next door, hears some suspicious noises one night.  When she calls to report the sounds she is told that no one is or has been rooming in cabin 10. Lo seems to be the only one who saw the mystery passenger. This begins a tale that makes our protagonist and those she’s reported the noises to question her sanity. Lo knows what she saw, or does she?  Is there a murderer on the vessel?  

The reader is Imogen Church and she does a convincing job of portraying the stress and tenseness of the situation Lo finds herself in. The beginning of the audio book reminded me strongly of Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins, but as the plot thickens this book stands on its own and leaves you wondering who did it right up to the end. And it might just make you think twice about voyaging, especially on a private ship!

Lola Nichols
Information Specialist