|By (author):||Ware, Ruth|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*||From Ruth Ware, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Turn of the Key, comes her highly anticipated sixth novel.|
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 startup, 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.
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Turn of the Key|
"Irresistible from first page to final line."
- The Globe and the Mail
|Review Quote*||"[Ware] has delivered an old-fashioned horror story, peopled by children with ‘eyes full of malice,' a dour housekeeper straight out of Rebecca and an inscrutable handyman." |
- The New York Times Book Review
|Review Quote*||"A ghost story for the twenty-first century, a propulsive gothic thriller with characters you'll really care about. With this book, Ruth Ware proves she's the true heir to Wilkie Collins. Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down." |
- J.P. DELANEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before
|Review Quote*||"Ruth Ware has been called the Agatha Christie of our generation. . . . The Turn of the Key is a great read. You're going to enjoy it very much." |
- DAVID BALDACCI, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Redemption and One Good Deed
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Death of Mrs. Westaway|
"Ruth Ware is a magician. Her novels-suspenseful, sophisticated, relentlessly compelling-blow the dust off half a dozen crime genres, from Golden Age whodunits to psychological suspense. And The Death of Mrs. Westaway, her latest, is also her best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting. More, please, and soon."
- A.J. FINN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
|Review Quote*||"This British writer knows how to hook crime-novel/psychological suspense fans."|
- USA Today
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Lying Game|
"This is the sort of territory where Ruth Ware is most at home. She's strongest when she's writing about embattled women, best when characters have a slight sense of privilege about themselves, most effective when events creep along the edges of disaster. Ware's new book has all of this plus an air of foreboding that won't go away."
- Toronto Star
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Woman in Cabin 10|
"A fantastic read. A fog-enshrouded cruise ship, a twisty puzzle of a murder mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and unrelenting suspense. Batten down the hatches and prepare to read it in one sitting!"
- SHARI LAPENA, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House
|Review Quote*||"Ware plunges the reader headlong into this action-packed, vivid tale, rendering one unable to come up for air until the very last page is turned."|
- Toronto Star