One by One

One by One

Book - 2020
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When an offsite company retreat is upended by an avalanche that strands them in a remote mountain chalet, eight coworkers are forced to set aside their corporate rankings and mutual distrust in order to survive.
Publisher: New York :, Scout Press,, 2020
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501188817
150118881X
Characteristics: 372 pages

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sisterthree
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.

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canagator
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!

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2greyts
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.

WPL_Jaclyn Sep 30, 2020

Ruth Ware offers another thriller, this time set in the snow covered alps. While the setting was interesting, I didn't find the mystery all that compelling. Something about disgruntled tech executives just didn't jive for me. The reveal of who the killer was also seemed to be lacking, especially with regards to their motivation behind their crimes.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 28, 2020

Fans of Ruth Ware will definitely enjoy this novel of a corporate retreat that turns deadly.

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mjk236sb
Sep 20, 2020

This was not my favorite book by this author. I slogged through the first 100 pages - and felt that I had been a victim of the avalanche. Found the lengthy description of the app and how it worked could have been done in two sentences. Then she went on for another lengthy description of skiing using terminology that meant nothing to me or probably most readers. But I did go against my rule of putting a book back after 50 pages that did not get my attention and continued to finish. Once you got past the 100 pages the book took off and was good and interesting (like her earlier books). They should have edited this first part down to fewer pages and the book would have stood up better on its own. So disappointing. But I will go back to the next because I have enjoyed all her others - she will have one more chance!!!

LPL_SarahM Sep 17, 2020

Another fun one from Ruth Ware. I had it figured out about midway, but it was still enjoyable to see how it all unfolded.

IndyPL_CarriG Sep 14, 2020

A gripping and compulsive-read locked-door thriller that truly had me wondering who the bad guy was for quite a while - and really, there were several! Many characters were easy to hate at the beginning and grew slightly more sympathetic as the book continued, while the characters who were sympathetic at the beginning grew creepier and creepier the more you got to know them. A very well-done whodunit by Ware, who hasn't written a stinker yet as far as I can tell.

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brangwinn
Sep 13, 2020

I’ve read so many mysteries that you’d think I could learn no more, but until I read the previews of this book, I had no idea of what a “locked door mystery” was. Its just what it says, the mystery takes place in a secluded place with a finite number of participates. This one taking place in a French Alps chalet during a blizzard with no way to get in or out limits the number of suspects. A tech company that has developed a wildly popular music app has come to spend a secluded week while they discuss what the future holds as they seek to issue an IPO. Two different ways forward have developed and each of the ideas has strong supporters and opponents. Being told from two different viewpoints, only heightens the widening of the cracks that start to appear. Ruth Ware up to the task of keeping readers confused up to the end in a very believable story.

DCLadults Sep 11, 2020

A New & Noteworthy staff pick 2020. A locked room thriller where co-workers are stranded by an avalanche in a luxurious ski chalet in the French Alps. Then they start dying one by one. Ware is so good at moving the story along and keeping us guessing. Read it!

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