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#BookReview One by One by Ruth Ware #OneByOne @RuthWareWriter #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

I hope everyone is doing well at the moment ❤

Lockdown has allowed me to catch up with some reading but I have been a bit slower at reviewing so again I will remedy that with my…

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A luxury mountaintop chalet
The opportunity of a lifetime
Until guests start to disappear…

Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold.

The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask – would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?

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One by One is an enjoyable modern spin on one of my favourite tropes: a snowed-in group with secrets is under threat from an unknown killer. I’ve enjoyed several of Ruth Ware‘s books before (and particularly also recommend The Death of Mrs Westaway).

One by One has an atmospheric setting – an isolated luxury chalet on a stunning snowy Alpine mountainside, a good set-up – in-fighting colleagues with history and secrets, and mysterious, surprising revelations.

The story is well plotted, although moves a little slowly at a couple of points, and I was invested in Liz and Erin’s twin narratives. I  liked how the mystery was unravelled – from tragic accident to ‘uh oh, it’s murder’ – and I did not guess whodunit.

I look forward to Ruth Ware‘s next book and I still have The Turn of the Key to read so that will keep me going. 🙂

Thank you to the publisher for my copy of the book.

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