October 26, 2020

One by One Review

Title: One by One
Author: Ruth Ware
Type: Thriller, Mystery 
Pages: 372
Rating: 4/5
Method Read: E-Book

“My breath in the kitchen was a cloud of white. Upstairs must be subzero. “Maybe… should we sleep down here?” I ask. “I—I guess. Yes. I suppose it makes sense.”
Ruth Ware-One by One

Ruth Ware is one of my favorite authors. Her books are always page turners for me. This didn’t disappoint in that regard. A hip tech company has decided to vacation in the mountains while they discuss the future of the company. The team goes skiing and when they return one of them is missing. No one knows what happened to Eva and decide she must have fallen off the side of the mountain while skiing. When there’s an avalanche they are cut off from the outside world and slowly it seems like maybe Eva’s death wasn’t an accident because one by one they are all being killed.

Things I liked:
1. I feel like the tech company, Snoop was a good way to draw in younger techy readers. The company, Snoop allows you to snoop and hear what music others are listening to in real time. I feel like this ap would appeal to a younger generation.
2. The story is fast paced and exciting. What’s not to love about a group of people stranded away from civilization due to an avalanche and it seems like one of them might be a cold blooded killer.
3. Ruth effortlessly is able to tell as story in multiple points of view.

Things I didn’t like:
1. The last 10% seemed to drag on. I find this funny because I thought the ending in her last book was rushed. haha. I also didn’t love the ending. While the ending was clever, I was looking for something a little different.
2. The story is told partially told from Liz’s point of view and I would have liked to see more of what her relationship was like with both her father, she has flashbacks to her childhood, and Topher another character in the book.

All in all this was a pretty good thriller. Ruth Ware continues to be a favorite author of mine and one I recommend often when people are looking for thriller recommendations.