One by One

One by One

Book - 2020
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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?
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2020.
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781501188817
Branch Call Number: F WARE
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 1 by 1


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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.

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!

JCLPiepieB Sep 09, 2020

Not my favorite Ruth Ware, but it was a good slow burn. The ending was definitely worth it. I loved Erin and Danny. Pay attention to the Snoop music info at the beginning of the chapters -- they're interesting.

debwalker Sep 09, 2020

A locked-room thriller set amid a group of wealthy tech startup entrepreneurs snowbound at a ski chalet in the French Alps.....

Sep 04, 2020

Chilling -- literally. I have been in a home without power due to winter weather, but never on a mountain and never with a murderer! This is my favorite Ruth Ware yet. She takes the classic mystery tropes and updates with modern technology. In this case the centerpiece is the Snoop app. Chapters alternate between Liz (the minority shareholder) and Erin (the chalet hostess). Each woman has come to the chalet with trauma in their past. How will they respond to the threat of murder? Who will survive the avalanche and its aftermath? You will have to read this book and find out. I heartily recommend it!


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