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One by One
One by One
Author: Ruth Ware
Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501188824
ISBN-10: 1501188828
Publication Date: 5/4/2021
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 4
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eadieburke avatar reviewed One by One on + 1578 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Setting is French Alps St. Antoine ski resort. Eva Van den Berg and Topher St Clair-Bridges are co-owners of Snoop, an App company that allows members to listen to celebrities and other members' music playlists. Liz Owens has a 2% share also. This holiday has been planned as a way to have a meeting about a buy-out of the company. Eva and Topher are vying for Liz's vote. Before meeting they decide to ski the slopes as a major snow storm is about to hit. Eva goes missing and is presumed dead. Is Eva missing or has she been murdered? To complicate matters even more, the snow storm hits and causes an avalanche trapping them in the chalet without WIFI service. After two more murders, they decide there must be a serial killer amongst them.

Book has a slow start as characters are introduced but a very intense situation develops towards the end that keeps the pages turning. I had an obvious suspect in the beginning but expected a plot twist to change that which never came. I was a bit disappointed so the book lost a star from me. I found this book similar to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Two POV narrators were very interesting but I expected a surprise ending.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Gallery/Scout Press Publishers for a free book for an honest review.
robinmy avatar reviewed One by One on + 1987 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A Tech start-up company called Snoop is taking a holiday at a remote chalet in the French Alps. They are planning to ski the slopes, eat fine food, and have a meeting to talk about a buy-out. On their first day, the group decides to get in some skiing before a storm hits. One of their party does not come back from the slopes. As the members try to figure out when and where Eva was last seen, the heavy snowfall causes an avalanche which traps the members of the party in the Chalet. Cut off from civilization with limited food and no internet access, another person dies. This time everyone knows that there is a murderer in their midst.

This story is patterned after Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None". I always enjoy locked room mysteries and this one is no exception. I started listening to the audiobook while taking my daily walk. The beginning of the story was so confusing, I started it over and took notes when I arrived home. Thankfully, the story was easy to follow after the information dump at the beginning of the story.

The story is told from the point of view of two people at the chalet. Erin is the housekeeper and hostess. Liz is one of the guests. The narrator, Imogen Church, does an excellent job with all of the members of the party. There are several red herrings throughout this story. I kept changing my mind about the identity of the murderer. My rating: 4 Stars.
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed One by One on + 872 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Once you figure out who the characters are, and get past how annoying many of them are, this book does a good job of keeping you reading. Though I did figure out who 'it' was before the book actually tells you, and it gets a little draggy towards the end, it was ok.
krystle avatar reviewed One by One on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've read and enjoyed most of Ware's other books. This was decent, but not my favorite. Slow to start/end, but the middle was edge of your seat exciting.
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed One by One on + 1060 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book much more than I was expecting to despite some seriously despicable characters. The only one I liked was Erin. I did guess the murderer as well but it had some suspenseful moments. It's a cold book and aptly named. I found it to be fun reading!
reviewed One by One on + 628 more book reviews
Excellent mystery/horror book. Thought tech knowledge would make it hard to understand but it turned out ok. Quite a page-turner.
junie avatar reviewed One by One on + 630 more book reviews
Good Grief! This is one of my go to authors. Definately not up to par with all her other books. a little confusing, unlikable characters and another Ten Little Indians plot! Just so-so.
legal22 avatar reviewed One by One on + 129 more book reviews
This story started at the beginning and kept you reading until the last page! If you haven't read Ruth Ware, what are you waiting for?!


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