The Woman in Cabin 10

by

Ruth Ware

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Tina West Character Analysis

Tina is a fellow Aurora passenger, a veteran journalist, and editor of the travel publication The Vernean Times. Tina began her journalism career in the late eighties and is legendary for her ruthlessness. Though Tina’s rumored to have trampled on other women in her ambition, Lo sympathizes with her scrappy pursuit of success. Nevertheless, she passes on Tina’s offer of freelancing opportunities.

Tina West Quotes in The Woman in Cabin 10

The The Woman in Cabin 10 quotes below are all either spoken by Tina West or refer to Tina West. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scout Press edition of The Woman in Cabin 10 published in 2016.
Chapter 13 Quotes

I looked at her through the haze of smoke. Office gossip was that she had made her way up the corporate ladder by treading on the backs of more young women than you could count, and then, once she was through the glass ceiling, pulling the ladder up behind her […] But somehow, I couldn’t quite square [Rowan’s] remarks with the woman standing in front of me. I knew at least one ex-colleague who said she owed Tina her career, and as I looked at her now, her heavily made-up eyes laughing at me, I thought about what it must have been like to be a female journalist in that generation, clawing your way up through the ranks of the old-boys’ network.

Related Characters: Laura “Lo” Blacklock (speaker), Tina West, Rowan Lonsdale
Page Number: 127
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Chapter 37 Quotes

“I think I lost sight of what I wanted. I don’t want to end up like Tina and Alexander, traveling from country to country and only seeing five-star hotels and Michelin restaurants. Yes, Rowan’s been to half the luxury resorts in the Caribbean, but in return she spends her life reporting the stories that people like Bullmer want her to tell, and I don’t want that, not anymore. I want to write about the things people don’t want you to know. And if I’m going to start pulling my way up from the bottom again, well, I can freelance from anywhere.”

Page Number: 335
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Tina West Character Timeline in The Woman in Cabin 10

The timeline below shows where the character Tina West appears in The Woman in Cabin 10. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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Lo takes in the other passengers, including fellow journalists Tina West, Alexander Belhomme, and Archer Fenlan, but she doesn’t see the mysterious girl anywhere. Then... (full context)
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...of champagne. Cole Lederer flirts with her, but Lo deflects his attempts by joking about Tina. Cole replies that Tina “would skin her own grandmother for the sake of a story.”... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...to find her way back to her cabin, Lo wanders onto the deck and finds Tina there, smoking. Tina teases Lo about her hangover, and Lo wants to leave, but forces... (full context)
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Lo is repulsed by Tina’s recommendation of alcohol and sex as the best remedy for a hangover. But Tina abruptly... (full context)
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Lo sizes up Tina, too, wondering if she could have been involved in the girl’s disappearance. She asks, “Did... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Lo joins Tina and Chloe in the ship’s spa for scheduled treatments. To her surprise, Anne Bullmer arrives,... (full context)
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As they walk down the hall, Tina makes a quick apology to Lo for having spoken so sharply to her earlier, but... (full context)
Chapter 18
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As Lo and Ben reenter the ship to avoid Tina on the deck, Ben comments that he would bet on Tina’s involvement in foul play,... (full context)
Chapter 37
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...list of messages people have left, including some surprising ones, like a kind one from Tina. She also learns that Ben had been “raising hell” since the boat left Trondheim without... (full context)
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Lo goes on to explain that she doesn’t want to end up like Tina, Alexander, and other journalists she’s met, traveling the world and reporting the things people like... (full context)