One By One

One by OneOne by One by Ruth Ware
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought this started of kind of slow, and then I realized, holy crap, these folks are dying off one by one!

Here’s the thing, this one isn’t going to creep you out or make the hair stand up on the back of your neck or anything, but it’s definitely going to make you wonder who the heck is killing off all the people. They all have motives.

A group of colleagues are spending a few days at a ski chalet, and it’s cold as [insert inappropriate simile]. Nobody can be trusted, all for different reasons, especially after a proverbial bomb gets dropped and they’re forced to pick sides and form alliances.

Then they start dying.

I thought the idea of the Snoop app was kind of… maybe I have mixed feelings about it. It wouldn’t be something that appeals to me, but maybe to people who are into watching other people live their lives as opposed to living your own. You get to see what music other people are listening to as they’re listening while they are online. If they shut it off, music ends, no resume button. If someone is flipping through channels? Well, you get the picture. I guess it would find its niche.

These people are all shareholders in this company. Cue the motives.

Some of the scenes are pretty descriptive and gruesome. I found myself cringing being able to picture the pain, the horror. The scenery itself was played up to its full potential, as I never forgot how cold it was, even inside the chalet. This was well done.

People who like whodunit mysteries will enjoy this newest release by Ruth Ware.

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Publisher: Scout Press
Date Published: September 8, 2020
Page Count: 372

Publisher’s Description

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?

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