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, Ontario : Simon and Schuster Canada, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., ©2020
ISBN: 9781501192371
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: One-by-one
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Nov 23, 2020

I read the book on a snowy Midwest Sunday. I’m getting a bit tired of authors who write their stories with chapters being from the perspective of two or three characters.
The first half of the book was ok but the last half was a struggle to get through and the ending dragged on lacking a suspenseful twist. This book would have been more enjoyable if it had been 50 pages shorter.

Nov 12, 2020

If you enjoy reading about the challenges of skiing and if you can stomach entitled, self-important techie types, you will likely enjoy this book. There are two likeable characters, Erin who is the hostess of a guest chalet nestled on the slopes of the Alps, and Danny, who is the chef at the same resort. The techs have booked the resort for a corporate retreat and almost immediately, the "fur begins to fly". Adding to all the personnel drama, an avalanche devastates the area, cutting off power, water, access, and all forms of communication. Then people start to disappear and/or are murdered. I found holes in the narrative thus didn't find the mysteries especially compelling, but there was a good amount of tension at particular points. My vote will be for "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie.

Nov 06, 2020

This mystery had the tension of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" until most of the group leave the snowbound hotel. From then on it was a disappointing chase. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Nov 05, 2020

I think Ruth Ware did a good job trying to throw us off with who the killer was, but I felt the ending ‘chapters’ weren’t really necessary and was hoping for a real good twist to end the book.

Nov 05, 2020

I tried I really tried but couldn’t get into this book. 1 star from me I found it confusing

Nov 04, 2020

so happy i didn't read any reviews before reading this book, so many spoilers! this started out very much like 'the hunting party' by lucy foles, a large group of (entitled, somewhat obnoxious) people isolated in an epic snow event that cuts them off from external aid.
cannot compare to agatha christie by a long shot, but i enjoyed this more than 'the woman in cabin 10'

Nov 01, 2020

Imogen Church is such an incredible talented narrator , the rendering of this book is a masterpiece . Compliments to Ruth Ware also , loved the way you tortured the reader by slowing down at some intense ,decisive points ... Really enjoyed it .

Oct 21, 2020

Have read and enjoyed all Ruth Ware books, but this was my least favorite. Its a matter of taste suppose, but the social media and mystery didn't appeal to me...i will look forward to the next one..Can't win them all I suppose.

Oct 21, 2020

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None...except in a French ski chalet with techie hipsters and a massive avalanche, snowing them all in with a murderer. My favorite Ruth Ware page-turner yet!

Oct 06, 2020

Having read other readers’ comments/reviews, I expected a dud. Not to me. Although the premise is a cliche, the author’s psychological and situational approaches were different and insightful. I’m glad I don’t enjoy skiing.

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