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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

This was meant to be the perfect trip.

The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.

A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship.

Except things don’t go as planned.

Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that her sleep problems might be driving her mad or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer – and she is the sole witness...

My thoughts
This story is well creepy. It kept me guessing from the first page until the last.

There are several things about this book that I enjoyed. Firstly the tension throughout is incredible. It is very much edge of your seat reading which I just couldn't put down. I liked the main character and following her story both in seeing her determination to find out the truth but also how she was quite vulnerable and real too. The setting made for a really intense read that kept me guessing. The limited cast and limits to the geography with the boat meant it was easy to suspect everyone and trust no one. All of those things made it a really intense and creepy read.

All in all a book I really enjoyed which I was entirely drawn into. Very much recommended.