One by One

One by One

eBook - 2020
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From Ruth Ware, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Turn of the Key, comes her highly anticipated sixth novel.
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: Simon & Schuster


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Jan 18, 2021

I was not able to get into this book. Too many first person narratives and very much similar to her other books.

Jan 15, 2021

I'm not much of a fan of the Agatha Christie school of murder mysteries but having said that I enjoyed this book. I did realize quite early on who the murderer was but the book explained motive and alibi quite well. Also the tech aspect was interesting.

Jan 11, 2021

This is almost the same book as The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. This is young up-and-comers in their 20s, the other is friends in their 30s reconnecting in an isolated hunting cabin. Each book has it's positives and negatives, I didn't like all the different narrators in Foley's book, but the chapter headings on this one are tedious and pointless. I was very put off to find that the d!cks are d!cks for the same reason in both books, and each book has a particularly pathetic awkward female character with the same shortcomings. Whatever you do don't read both, the second one is going to suffer.

Jan 06, 2021

This is the best thriller I've read in a long time! Read it in two sittings, because I couldn't put it down. Twists and turns galore and a very satisfactory ending. Will definitely read more of hers.

Jan 02, 2021

This book is very simple and fairly redundant. You can easily figure out the murderer rather early on. When the murderer is known, it just sort of repeats itself over and over. A good read in the beginning, but the back half lags.

Dec 30, 2020

kirkus thriller, mystery

Dec 26, 2020

3 stars. I've read all of Ruth Ware books and enjoyed them, but this one was a disappointment. It started off well. A group of co-workers go to a remote ski chalet high up a mountain in France, there is some disagreement between some of them about a possible buy out. One by one, several of the guests disappear or die. An avalanche hits and they are stranded without electricity or a way to contact the outside world. She had a good idea to work with. I just found that the actual reading of the book was plodding. It was repetitive. There were inconsistencies that niggled. At the end, there was a bit of an exciting finish, but it felt anticlimactic. Not her best book, rather disappointing.

Dec 26, 2020

Can't wait for the movie! Chilling story -- on more than one level. A fast read.

Dec 14, 2020

Five stars and two big thumbs up from me!
The best of her books; the comparisons to Agatha Christie are apt.
I could not put the book down!!

LCPL_Krystyna Dec 07, 2020

Very atmospheric with beautiful wintry descriptions. This is a murder mystery with survivalist elements, as the characters are facing harsh winter weather conditions. It's similar to And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, but a more modern spin to it. It was enjoyable but predictable.

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