The Woman in Cabin 10

by

Ruth Ware

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The Woman in Cabin 10: Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Carrie tells Lo that they’ve got to get her off the boat. She’ll have to take Carrie’s passport and disguise and pass as Anne. Lo tries to convince her to come with her, but Carrie says she has a plan. Lo doesn’t understand why she can’t leave Norway under her own name, but Carrie explains that Bullmer has friends everywhere, including high up in the Norwegian police force. Lo thinks she sounds paranoid, but she agrees to swap clothes.
Lo has succeeded in gaining Carrie’s help in escaping, though it’s going to be a great deal more complicated than she’d bargained for.
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Lastly, to Lo’s horror, Carrie bashes her head against the side of the bunk, to make it look to Bullmer as if Lo had attacked and overpowered her. She asks Lo to give her 24 hours before she goes to the police. Lo agrees, and she locks Carrie into the room as she instructs. Leaving a bleeding Carrie behind is the hardest thing Lo’s ever done.
Lo is finally free from her confinement, but the terror is far from over, and she fears her escape will come at the cost of Carrie’s life.
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