After a prolonged conversation with Bullmer, Lo says, “I could see why [he] had got to where he had in life” (p.
She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer, and is The New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game. I must have forgotten to shut the kitchen door last night. There was only one thing that mattered about that bag. His eyes crinkled in a way that made me think he might be smiling beneath the bandanna, and I felt the blood drain from my head and my fingers, pooling in the core of my body, ready to fight or flee, whichever it had to be. My fingers felt ice-cold, but there was something warm and wet on my face, and it took a moment for me to realize it was blood, that the molding on the door had cut my cheek. I realized I was holding my breath, and I made myself exhale, long and shuddering, and then slowly, slowly, I forced my hand out towards the door. Were you surprised by any of her risky actions aboard the Aurora? Lo says, “I told her what happened, making it sound funnier and more farcical than it really had been” (p.
Punishment for coming home drunk.“Go away,” I groaned. I tried to bury my face in the pillow but she continued rubbing herself against my ear, and eventually I rolled over and heartlessly pushed her off the bed. I just stood there, my ratty dressing gown gaping, and I shook. I wanted to run back to bed, to shove my head under the pillows and cry and cry. There was a sound from out in the hall, something falling, and I felt a rush of fear that should have galvanized me but instead paralyzed me. There was another crash in the hallway outside, breaking glass, and with a rush I grabbed the knob and braced myself, my bare toes dug into the old, gappy floorboards, ready to hold the door closed as long as I could.
One thing I’ve learned in business—now almost always is the right time” (p. Does this attitude present any problems aboard the Aurora? No one, unsurprisingly, believes her, or buys her story of a mysterious woman she saw lurking on the ship hours earlier.
In what ways has this attitude led to Bullmer’s success? Everything on the Aurora is sparkly and decadent, from the chandeliers to the wealthy guests, most of whom are either fellow travel writers or investors brought on by owner Lord Richard Bullmer, but Lo is distracted from the scenery—the ship is headed for a tour of the Norwegian fjords—by her certainty that she heard the unmistakable sound of a body hitting the water from the adjacent cabin.
But my bedroom door opened outward—a quirk of the weird layout of my flat. I saw again those strong hands in the pale latex gloves. Maybe I would have stayed there all night, unable to move. How do Lo’s feelings about Carrie change as Lo gets to know her?
There was no way Delilah could have shut herself inside. I sat, frozen, holding Delilah’s warm, panting body against my chest and trying to listen. And then, with a gush of relief, it occurred to me—she’d probably been hiding under my bed and I’d shut her inside with me when I came home. But then I heard Delilah outside, mewing and scratching at the other side of the door.“Delilah,” I said hoarsely. This readering group guide for The Woman in Cabin 10 includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club.
I didn’t remember closing my bedroom door, but I might have swung it absently shut behind me when I came in. My voice was trembling so much I hardly sounded like myself. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion.
To be honest, everything from the tube station onwards was a bit of a blur. “Oh, Delilah.”Through the door I heard her purr, the familiar, deep, chainsaw rasp, and it was like a spell had been broken. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book..
But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned. Why is Lo so resistant to accepting help from Judah?
But it was the graphic illustration of the gap between the haves and have-nots that was upsetting” (p.