One by One

Category: Book
By (author): Ware, Ruth
Subject:  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: May 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*The instant #1 bestselling suspenseful thriller set on a snow-covered mountain, by the Agatha Christie of our time.

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 fails to return from the slopes after the avalanche hits.

As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles by one.
Review Quote*One of The New York Times' "Best Thrillers of 2020"
Review Quote*"[Ware] sets the bar higher in One By One by burying her principal players in an Alpine chalet beneath an avalanche. . . . Readers will recognize the obvious homage to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, but with enough ingenious twists to make this whodunit another triumph for Ware."
The New York Times Book Review
Review Quote*"Not only do Ware's novels wink at 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
Review Quote*"A claustrophobic spine-tingler."
Review Quote*"Ware manages to make a retreat in a chalet in the wide-open French Alps feel claustrophobic, nerve-wracking and deadly. . . . The author's choice of telling the story in dueling narratives-Liz, a former Snoop employee who was invited to join in the retreat; and Erin, one of the chalet's two staff members-enhances the steadily escalating pace of the book."
USA Today
Review Quote*"Breathtakingly suspenseful. . . . You won't be able to read fast enough . . . Scary, but so good."
Winnipeg Free Press
Review Quote*"Especially timely, given that the terror of isolation is at its heart. . . . This is And Then There Were None rendered for the twenty-first century."
Booklist (Starred Review)
Review Quote*"Tempestuous . . . [A] claustrophobic, adrenaline-fueled cat-and-mouse game." 
Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"Ware's gifts for characterization, plot, and pacing shine here. . . . Ware's fans will devour this in a sitting."
Library Journal (Starred Review)