One by One

One by One

Book - 2020
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"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Turn of the Key and In a Dark Dark Wood returns with another suspenseful thriller set on a snow-covered mountain"--
"When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?" --
Published: New York :, Scout Press,, 2020.
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2020
ISBN: 9781501188817
Branch Call Number: F WAR
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: 1 by 1


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Jan 19, 2021

This one kept me hooked more than others she's written. A team meeting for a small social media company in the remote Alps, where things start going wrong right from the get-go, as seen in first-person through two pairs of eyes. I did kinda figure out who was doing what to whom, but still it was interesting most of the way through, although I did fast-forward through a lot of pages involving snowy runaways, because it felt so repetitious.

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!!

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