PSA: Read this book with a glass of wine, not coffee. It will have you on the edge of your seat enough that a cup of coffee may just send you over the edge (I learned from my own mistake).
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review. Almost a month! It’s not that I haven’t been reading (I had a number of long plane flights to assist with that) but there just weren’t any that I loved enough to share with you all.
Not until The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
Let’s cut straight to the point of this post. Here are four reasons why this should be your next read (don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers):
1. It’s the best thriller I’ve read since The Girl on the Train.
I know I know. This is a big statement, but I do feel confident that if you loved The Girl on the Train you will also love this book. Plus I liked the main character Lo, the travel magazine journalist, so much more than Rachel, the raging alcoholic, so it made it even better!
2. Ruth Ware is an amazing writer.
In a Dark, Dark Wood wasn’t my cup of tea (you can read my full review here) so I was very skeptical going into this book. But Ruth, you proved my previous thoughts wrong! You wrote a gripping thriller I binge read in days. I stayed up until 3am reading the last 100 pages of this book. Obviously I was hooked, but also I was too scared to put the book down and not know what happened.
3. The main character’s fear is beyond relatable.
I’m scared of the dark, freak out about triple locking doors, and wake up to any bump I hear in the night. When Lo started to see her world come apart and her nerves ran high, I was white-knuckling the book and sleeping with the lights on for days. When a book feels that real, I know I’m going to give it 5 stars and recommend it to all my friends.
4. Unique setting.
Unlike a number of thrillers I’ve read in the past that take place in different cities around the world, this book had the unique setting of a luxury cruise. You would think this could be limiting to a storyline since you only have a set number of people on a small cruise like this, but my assumption was so wrong. Add in staff’s access to your room, seasickness, and no contact to the real world… and you have the prime setting for a crazy thriller.
Have you read The Woman in Cabin 10 yet? What did you think?
The next thriller on my reading list is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapeña… Shari better bring A-game. Little does she know the amazing book she is following!