Avid Multi-Genre Reader. Lover of Books with Unique Settings. Audiobook Fanatic. Sweet Tea Addict. Mom of Two Boys & Mistress of Two Very Energetic Black Kittens. -Empress Reece
We've all heard the stories about someone going overboard on a cruise in the middle of the ocean. The Woman in Cabin 10 is essentially a story about exactly that. A travel journalist, Lo Blacklock, has been invited along with another journalist, reporter, investor, photographer etc. on the maiden voyage of a small, luxury cruise ship. She's in her cabin one night when she thinks she hears someone go overboard...and I'm going to leave you hanging there because I don't like to give too much away.
As for the plot, it was intense and it kept me guessing from start to finish. There's mystery, there's suspense and the boat setting is very thrilling. I love boat settings anyways so the setting and the atmosphere really made the story for me.
Unfortunately I can't say the same about the main character, Lo Blacklock. She was very whiny and irritating. She had one problem after the other!
●She drank too much alcohol
●She was hungover
●She had headaches
●She had panic attacks
●She had nausea and vomiting
●She was tired all of the time
●She had vertigo
●She had anxiety disorder which she took meds for
●She was claustrophobic
●She was seasick
●She was scared to listen to ocean music because it reminded her of being trapped underwater
●She was always unsettled and uncertain about something
Now I didn't just infer these things. All of these problems are literally in the book and there are a few things I didn't list but you get the gist. I can understand her being a little skittish because of her situation and seasick but I don't want to hear about her problems every other sentence. She just grated on my nerves through the whole book. The story itself though is entertaining and worth the read, but just beware Lo Blacklock will not get the main character of the year award.
*I received this ARC from NetGalley & Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!