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Publisher's Summary

"The Agatha Christie of our generation." (David Baldacci, number one New York Times best-selling author)

"Diabolically clever." (Riley Sager, author of Final Girls)

The number one New York Times best-selling 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? 

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? 

©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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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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Amazing

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

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Not as good as some of her others

Not my favourite Ruth Ware book but it was alright. I enjoyed Imogen Church’s narration though.

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  • CJC
  • 2020-11-16

classic who done it

This reminded me of classic mystery stories. Even though you see the ending coming pretty early on, it is still enjoyable learning about the characters. I had to listen at 1.45 speed, otherwise performance was good.

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Awesomely written and gripping from the very start

Ruth Ware does an outstanding job of transporting the reader to the glorious French Alps in this gripping and wonderfully written suspense novel. The narration was sheer perfection. A must listen to.

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Long time to get going

The story was good and had a great twist but it took a long time to get going. A lot of character development that was a bit unnecessary.

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  • R.
  • 2020-10-18

Disappointing.

Ware’s last two novels were not as good as her previous ones. Church’s narration was not her best but she’s still one of my faves! Perhaps One by One wasn’t one of her favorites either.

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one by one

Fabulous narrator really brought it to life. Story like Agatha Christie "And then there was one . " but updated in tech world and more rounded to include background of murderer. Language re feelings of terror got repetitive.

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Fantastic!

Loved the storyline and the narration! Was a little disappointed by the last Ruth Ware book I read but this one is back on par for what I hope for out of one of her stories!

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  • 2020-10-14

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.