The Woman in Cabin 10 | Books + reading post
I recently finished the book "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware and decided to share a little review about it here on my blog.
I had heard about The Woman in Cabin 10 through Instagram and it seemed to be a pretty popular book. It was always featured on the tables in Barnes and Noble, so I decided to try it out. I am not the type of person to read murder/thriller/mysteries, but I have been wanting to branch out in genres.
The Woman in Cabin 10 focuses on the journalist Laura Blacklock as she encounters events that change her life. The first few pages were intriguing with a lot of mystery and action happening rather quickly. However, as the story progressed, I found it difficult to remain interested. After the quick, fast-paced beginning, the plot felt slow and dragged on at points. I kept on reading though and the last 50 pages or so really drew me in. The quick, fast-paced action came back just like the beginning and I loved that. I think if the book had had more action, fast-paced moments throughout the middle it would have been a more intriguing read.
I felt that Laura's experience with the murder was a bit unrealistic and difficult to believe, but still interesting and thought-provoking. The ending was a bit too fast for me - I felt the transition in the last couple pages was a bit rocky and forced compared to the rest of the thorough, descriptive writing style of the rest of the book.
Overall, the book was a little slow for my taste, but still a good read that I was able to visualize. Though I couldn't relate completely with Laura and all that she dealt with, I did feel the most connected to her in the last few pages when she goes through a personal realization of pursuing her dreams.