One by One by Ruth Ware
Also by this author: In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Lying Game
Published by Scout Press
Genres: Adult, Thriller/Suspense
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Read in: January 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 GoodReads
Add to: Goodreads
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?
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. - via GoodReads
One by One by Ruth Ware was chosen for one of the January COYER book club picks. I’ve read one of Ruth Ware’s books in the past. I didn’t love it the way others seemed to and I wasn’t sure if I’d like this one. I’m so glad I picked it up.
Ware kept me on my toes this time around. I didn’t know which way we were going to go next. I really liked how the story was told in alternating chapters between characters. I finished One by One in two days and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
I had been pretty wishy washy on The Woman in Cabin 10. One by One made me want to deep dive into Ware’s back list. At any point in time while reading I was suspicious of all of them. Towards the end I started to suspect who was behind it all but couldn’t have been 100% sure.
Usually I am a character driven reader. I’ve read books in the past that I rated pretty low because I didn’t care about the characters. The funny thing is I didn’t actually like any of the characters in One by One. Some of them were actually pretty awful.
This might sound odd but the company Snoop was almost like a character unto itself. By the end of the story I really liked Danny and Erin. Once they were out from underneath suspicion and all the bad things happening, they turned out to be pretty nice characters. I was a little sad to let them go.
One by One by Ruth Ware was the first book I gave a 5 star rating to in 2021. It also made me want to dig into Ware’s back list and explore a bit more.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2021 GoodReads