Saturday, March 18, 2017

What we're reading: Suspense

Reviewed by Margaret B., library page


In The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware, travel journalist Lo Blacklock is given an assignment to write about an exclusive luxury cruise with a small number of participants (only nine). While on board, Lo witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. When all the passengers are accounted for and Lo’s concerns are dismissed, the suspense begins as we start to question reality.

The Woman in Cabin 10 is a combination of Girl on a Train and Gone Girl...and as such, is a little formulaic. Specifically, the narrator is a woman who is already on anxiety medication, so how reliable is her judgement? Nonetheless, the book is a good, engaging, quick read. The end was exciting and satisfying, with a surprising twist.

Burbank Public Library offers this in book form as well as on Overdrive (as an e-book) and as an audio book.


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