One by One
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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 further…one by one.
Simon & Schuster
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"This is the first Ruth Ware book I've read where I've figured out a some of "the 5 W's". Regardless, I really enjoyed it and I think it's one of her stronger ones. The atmosphere was great and the two main characters were much more likeable than the perpetually irritated main character in "The Woman in Cabin 10". However, there are a lot of intentionally cringey characters (social media entrepreneurs/influencers oblivious to their pretty privledge and born with silver spoons in their mouths), but I got over it. If you like Ruth Ware you'll enjoy it. However, if you haven't read any of her books yet, start with "The Turn of the Key" or "The IT Girl". **Ending SPOILER*** Yes, even psycho serial killer Liz is more likeable than Lo, the hero of "The Woman in Cabin 10". Sorry not sorrg."
"3,5/5 I liked this thriller because it was fast-paced and interested me in trying to solve the mystery. The snowed-in atmosphere added to the anxiety and chaos, especially when there's a whole avalanche that causes the power is out, and people are getting picked off one by one. The action never really got boring because you were just waiting for the other shoe to drop for the characters tho it was a dread reading about them because not a single one had a redeeming quality except the two who worked at the ski lodge, so for me there really wasn't any high stakes for them being killed off if anything I was like at this point take them all out lol but the ending was pretty good overall it wasn’t that bad just fell a little flat it was a fun ride though."
"Corporate Retreat gone bad! High tech/I tech thriller, who done it. "
Marie J Ervin