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Publisher's Summary

From Ruth Ware, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Turn of the Key, comes her highly anticipated sixth novel.

Getting snowed in at a 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. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers...none of whom you can trust. When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong with the arrival of a monster storm, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps synergy. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?

©2020 Ruth Ware (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

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the narrator

I have enjoyed many books narrated by Imogen Church but am finding that her manner of speech has become exaggerated - and hence distracting from the narrative.

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Amazing

I love every Ruth Ware book just as much if not more than her last one!

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Wrong narrator listed

I like Ruth Ware now despite my savage misgivings about her predictable plots. Turn of the Key changed things for me - really enjoyed that one. This doesn't blow my mind, but it's a fun, easy listen. Imogen Church (seriously Audible, change the narrator back) is a good narrator.

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Another awesome story by Ruth Ware

This book was everything I hoped it would be. Keeps you guessing right till the end! It's got well fleshed out characters and a gripping plot.
I absolutely love Imogen Church's narration, she does a great job at giving each character a distinct voice. Now I'm off to listen to the next book!

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If you like the F word then this book is a winner

Great story, Imogen church’s pronouncing of the F word gets annoying after a while, great book

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Bone chilling

Simply amazing. All the plot lines make perfect sense. The thrill is real. Couldn’t stop listening.

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amazing as always

another win from Ruth. suspenseful, gripping, intricately planned and well executed. I have read all of her books and am looking forward to more !

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I enjoyed most of the story except for a couple of things. I found it very annoying that the beginning of each chapter started not only with the name of the character but the unnecessary and confusing, ‘...Snoop idea...Snoop scribers, 1’.
While I am in favour of using the word ‘f*#k’ when appropriate, I found it greatly overused in this story.

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Great story with perfect narration.

Ruth Ware and Imogen Church are a fantastic duo, as always. I loved this book, it kept my heartrate up and held my interest from start to finish. Innovative style, interesting characters, intelligent plot. Will listen again.

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Very satisfying

While it’s easy to guess the whodunnit bit, it doesn’t spoil anything in any way. It’s got a feel like Christie’s novels, and all the characters are very well written.

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A locked room full of idiots

Ruth Ware seems to be hit or miss for a lot of people. This one is a miss.

Just couldn't suspend the disbelief. Too many things happen that are simply not believable, even for a thriller.

If you were stuck in a chalet and members of your group were gradually being murdered, would you really be discussing the deaths and pointing fingers so flippantly? Yet, when characters know key pieces of information, they withhold these secrets resulting in even more chaos and deaths.

The police don't arrive right away (for reasons that are later explained). The group struggles to contact the police from the chalet. But why is this left completely on the group's shoulders? Apparently the company who owns the chalet, which is pretty much cut off from the world, has no contingency plan for emergencies?

"Kate is the area rep, and is in charge of coordinating all the bookings and logistics for all six of the company’s chalets. She likes us to greet the clients by their names right from day one."

Couldn't Kate help to get things moving on that rescue if she cares about the clients so much? Especially when she can't get through to the employees.

Because there is no cell service... except sometimes there is. With no power they have no way to charge their phones - except when they FORGET about one working charger and one phone with juice.

The narration wasn't bad. But the two female perspectives sounded too similar at times.

Ware tries to pull out some character growth out at the end, but it feels like a last-ditch attempt to add some depth to the story. This could have been a quite creepy and tension-filled read, but it misses the mark.