9 Jan 2021


Book Review / One by One by Ruth Ware


 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 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?




Published:     12th November 2020
Publisher:  Harvill Secker
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned




I can't tell you how excited I was for this book to be released.  I have read each and every book by this author and although not all of them have been my favourite I do enjoy her writing and the suspense that she builds in her stories.

We follow quite a lot of characters in this story and usually that can be hard to follow but the way this story is written I honestly didn't forget a single character.  This story was very suspenseful especially when you have a bunch of people stuck in a cabin - some of them know each other and some of them don't.  

What I loved the most was the journey the story took me on from when the different characters meet up at the cabin, to discovering each and every character and seeing what makes them tick and then following them as they try and both figure out a way to get out of their situation and who is after them.   

The ending, for me, was predictable.  In an ideal world, I would have loved to have been surprised but honestly speaking knowing what was going to happen didn't ruin my enjoyment of the story as a whole.  

I would highly recommend this story.  If you do decide to pick this up, do go into it thinking that it is a mystery story rather than a thriller, so it does have a slower pace.