One by One

One by One

Book - 2020
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Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn't sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there's a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers...each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech startup, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other: PowerPoint presentations and strategy sessions broken up by mandatory bonding on the slopes. But as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn't made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles by one.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2020
ISBN: 9781501192371
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: One-by-one
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Apr 19, 2021

There is a massive crater in the plot .... how on earth did it get past the editors? Otherwise, decent rainy night read. But that plot hole....sigh.

Apr 18, 2021

Thanks a lot for the spoiler, Johnette53. I was looking forward to reading but should have skipped the comments, I guess.

Apr 14, 2021

I normally love reading Ruth Ware’s novels, but this was truly a struggle. I forced myself to finish this book. Usually you can identify with a character or characters, but I found them all unlikeable. Several chapters in I knew the murderer was Liz even though I didn’t know why she was killing off the others.

Don’t waste your time reading this book. I am sorry I did.

Mar 22, 2021

I skimmed through this book because the characters were not very endearing and the storyline was too farfetched and predictable. I do love most of Ruth Ware's novels but was disappointed with this one.

Mar 08, 2021

Started off good but then became so unbelievable that It lost a bit of interest to me. I still finished reading it, maybe a good beach read?

Feb 10, 2021

What a great book about people that work for the same company. It is a long book but don't think about sipping pages or you will miss some of the important parts of the story. Has lots of mystery and adventure that will keep you wanting to read more. Enjoy!!!

Feb 09, 2021

A group of employees from a tech company called Snoop get trapped in ski lodge in the French Alps after an avalanche disrupts their corporate retreat. One by One they start to disappear.

Truth is I enjoyed this book or at least most of it. It got a few eye rolls for cheesy dialogue and the one dimensional characters that I had trouble keeping track of, but the mystery was gripping and it kept me guessing until about 70% into the book.

I also got An Unwanted Guest/Hunting Party vibes as soon as I started reading. Shari Lapena and Lucy Foley did a much better job creating that creepy, claustrophobic atmosphere and those strong characters that have you so invested that you can barely put the book down. And in comparison One by One just doesn’t measure up.

Feb 08, 2021

Another interesting suspense thriller from author Ruth Ware. I agree with one of the reviewers about it being difficult to like the characters. I only liked two people: the hostess and the chef of the lodge. All of the guests weren't very likable so it was hard to relate with any of them. It would've been more enjoyable if I liked more of the characters. But I suppose that's part of the story line about why this group of people weren't great and found themselves into this situation. I was VERY surprised at the end of who was behind the murders. This story reminds me a lot of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" novel.

Feb 08, 2021

Very suspenseful. Really enjoyed this book.

Feb 03, 2021

Couldn't bear to read

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