The Woman in Cabin 10 falls in the genre of “unreliable female narrator suspense/thriller” novel that has become increasingly popular in the last decade.
Lo Blacklock is a British journalist whose home is burgled, while she is home, a few days before she is set to profile a cruise to Norway for her magazine. She is a bit shaken and has taken to self medicating with alcohol and anxiety medication.
Soon after boarding the ship she has a fateful meeting with a woman in the cabin next door. Later that night, after drunkenly getting back to her room, she hears a splash; she looks outside and a streak of blood next door catches her eye. Lo fears her evasive neighbor has been killed but after alerting the ship’s security personnel she is told no one on the ship is missing. She begins to doubt herself although mysterious things continue to happen during her investigation.
When she gets too close to solving the mystery of the Woman in Cabin 10 an unexpected turn catches her and the reader off guard. Over all the novel is well done and the climatic twist is well executed.