I didn’t really know what I was getting into by reading this book. I just knew everyone was talking about it.
It’s obvious the narrator is a narcissistic asshole from the beginning. “I liked hurting girls. Mentally not physically.” That’s the first two sentences of the book. Yes, definitely dealing with a narcissistic asshole. The story is, however, real, honest, and raw. You won’t find a book with a more honest and real narrator/ main character. And no matter how much you hate him, you’re going to relate to him a little too. Love, jobs, life. somewhere in his little rants about those things, you’ll relate to him.
This is also a short read. it was just a three hour long audio book. good for finishing up those goodreads yearly challenges! It is a book worth reading too. You’ll learn something about the way a narcissistic person thinks, or at least in my opinion you do.
The woman in Cabin 10 is Ruth Ware‘s second novel. It, just like In a Dark Dark Wood, is a psychological thriller. I was not as impressed with this book as I was with In a Dark Dark Wood. In some ways it was more suspenseful, but there are certain parts of the story that I wish had connected to the ending (I won’t spoil anything here).
The main character, Lo Blacklock, is a journalist for a travel magazine. Honestly though, I don’t see how. She’s the most socially awkward person in the book. I seriously cringed at some of the things she said or some of the ways she acted. Lo’s boss must have really liked her, or else she wouldn’t have been in the business for ten years.
The majority of the story takes place on a luxury cruise with other journalist and business people, one of whom happens to be Lo’s ex boyfriend. During most of the book, you’re listening to Lo freak out (internally and externally) about almost everything. I’m pretty sure if someone dropped a pen near this woman, she’d lose her shit.
I won’t say much more, because I don’t want spoil the book. I honestly only finished it because it was an audio book and I had already paid for it. This book was decent, but it wasn’t a stand out to me.