Reviewed by Nevaeh Gair
In the very first page of this novel, readers are instantly met with a door-slam of suspense that sets off the intense mystery of a dream vacation gone wrong. The glamour of this luxury trip simply cannot conceal the secrets and horror beyond its exterior.
Lo, the main character of The Woman in Cabin 10, sets sail on a fancy yacht for a publicity job she’s been waiting for her whole career. It’s her big break– and it’s just what she needs to get back on track after a previous incident leaves her with insomnia and PTSD. The trip is gorgeous and full of opportunity, and seems too good to be true- just as it turns to be. A crime right outside of Lo’s luxury suite leaves the whole boat in chaos, and makes Lo question her sanity as she is stuck at sea. Readers will find themselves attempting to crack the case alongside the main character as she fights for her safety in the deep blues of the North sea.
The Woman in Cabin 10 is jam-packed with suspense and mind-tricks, leaving readers just as worried for the main character as she is for herself. For mystery and suspense lovers, it is highly recommended to prepare to be enthralled by the mysteries that unfold.
Nevaeh Gair was a senior at Hahnville High School who plans to study Political Science and Sociology in New York. She enjoys reading and writing poetry and studying human activity and cultures.
Editor’s note: Book reviews are published throughout the summer and fall in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program and Unger’s “Adolescents Advocate Literacy” Brown Service Learning Grant.