One by One - Ruth Ware

One by One

By Ruth Ware

  • Release Date: 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,136 Ratings


A claustrophobic spine-tingler.” —People
Not only do Ware’s novels wink at [Agatha] Christie in a saucy way, but Ware herself is turning out to be as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime.” —The Washington Post

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.

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 with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide.

When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech start-up, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other: PowerPoint presentations and strategy sessions broken up by mandatory bonding on the slopes. But as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit.

As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further…one by one.


  • Read it now!

    By Scact
    So insanely good! I couldn’t put it down!!
  • Perfect diversion...

    By Doug in Durham
    ... from deep, pandemic reading. No spoilers but just know it is never who or what you think. The plot pulls you down a steep mountain so to speak.
  • I love Ruth Ware but this was awful

    By oxfordcomments
  • Too predictable

    By CGT🦩
    Save your money.
  • Nice ending

    By Ggtyvjytchtvyjfcjygvfcdty
    I love Ruth Ware’s books. She really does draw you in, even if you find most of the characters (like I did in this book) to be annoying and obnoxious. I have to agree with the people who found the big “twist” of whodunnit to be predictable, but in my opinion the ending makes up for it. When something ends up as, “ok, so it’s exactly who I thought would be the culprit”, I tend to lose interest, but the author did a great job of hooking you in to see what happens afterwards & how it ends, regardless. She has a great writing style. Almost a 5-star for me.
  • Classic Ruth Ware

    By Andersson 🤔
    Loved this book! Kept me hooked all the way to the twisty end.
  • Pretty good

    By RR1153
    A little slow to get started, predictable in some parts, but overall good.
  • Thriller

    By carocross
    A page turner! Finished in a day. Excellent story, scene and characters.
  • Ready to Ski now

    By yooper_
    Excellent read! One of the best written by Ruth Ware.
  • Hooked, Start to Finish

    By Lex Donnelly
    I really enjoyed this one. The beginning gets you invested in the characters, then the twists and turns of their plight leaves you unable to stop reading. I’d definitely recommend it. This was a perfect book for my flight, and I finished it by the fire place at home, which felt appropriate considering the winter setting of the story.