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ONE BY ONE by Ruth Ware

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.
Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers…and you can’t trust any of them?
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?

One by One by Ruth Ware
Published by Scout Press on September 8, 2020

Genres: 0 Flame- No romance/NF/Self help, Thriller
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I received a complimentary ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


ONE BY ONE by Ruth Ware

Christy's Thoughts

One by One, the latest thriller from Ruth Ware

The creators and business people behind the app Snoop hold a business retreat at an Alpine chalet. Snoop is an app where you can listen to the music that other people are listening to in real time. Like a lurker.

One by One develops through dual narrators. Liz, a former employee of Snoop and Erin, who is an employee of the chalet. They serve as our eyes and ears in figuring out the crimes, but each have their own secrets that seep out as the book develops.

Motives and opportunities abound for all involved as Snoop employees begin to turn up missing or by one.

Tension and suspense gets ratcheted up by the growing isolation from the avalanche, less and less people still alive, and systems that begin to fail and shut down. (Internet, phone, electricity and heat)

The disclosures keep coming from the victims even after the killer is revealed.

People compare Ruth Ware to Agatha Christie, but she is in a league of her own with these “locked door mysteries.”

Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books for the ARC.


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Reviewer: Christy is a school librarian in Central Ohio who loves books and those who read them.  Julia’s Quinn’s The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband was her introduction to smart romance.  She enjoys historical and contemporary romances with intelligent, capable, and sassy women.  She also enjoys mysteries and thrillers along with children’s literature.  Her husband and young daughter are both avid readers.  They live with three rescue cats who are living their HEA all day, every day on the lap of a reader. You can follow Christy on Instagram.


About Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware, alias for Ruth Warburton, is a British psychological crime thriller author. Her novels include In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway.

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