Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Trailer Park Tuesday: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.

The trailer for The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware stirs up feelings of dread, unease, and intrigue—much like the plot of the novel itself:
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. 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. The problem? 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....
The jacket copy also hints this is a twisty thriller in the same vein as Agatha Christie. I think Dame Agatha would have loved the sentence used in the trailer: “How can there be a murder when there is no body?” The trailer is short, but memorable. Using floating words over a slow zoom-out from a stormy sea, it brings us into a ship’s cabin through the porthole and we realize we’re looking at the book’s cover design. It’s just enough to intrigue us with storm-tossed ships, missing persons, and empty cabins. Who’s ready to take this cruise with me?

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