“The Agatha Christie of our generation.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Diabolically clever.” —Riley Sager, author of Final Girls
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 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.
About the Author
Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) 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. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.
PRAISE FOR ONE BY ONE
“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)
“Ware’s gifts for characterization, plot, and pacing shine here… Ware’s fans will devour this in a sitting.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Hilarious, well plotted, and vintage Ware, this one is not to be missed.” —CrimeReads
“Ruth Ware's Hitchcockian thrillers have yet to disappoint.” —PopSugar
“Ware does what she does best: Gives us a familiar locked-door mystery setup and lets the tension and suspicion marinate until they reach fever pitch. Another win for Ware… Simply masterful.” —Kirkus
"The Turn of the Key was not her first book, but its sweep of starred reviews and awards sets up One by One to be a most anticipated thriller of 2020.” —Library Journal
PRAISE FOR RUTH WARE
“The Agatha Christie of our generation.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A superb suspense writer . . . Brava, Ruth Ware.” —Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan for The Washington Post
“Diabolically clever.” —Riley Sager, author of Final Girls
"Ruth Ware—one of our favorite thriller writers—is bringing down the house . . .” —theSkimm
“Ruth Ware proves she’s the true heir to Wilkie Collins. Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down." —JP Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before
"Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist." —Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said
“Ware skillfully lays the bread crumbs to the novel’s satisfying conclusion… [that] leaves readers with one final, haunting question, one that will stay with them long after they turn the last page.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Ware hits another one out of the park. Fans of hers or anyone with a taste for the disturbing will stay up late devouring this." —Library Journal, starred review
"Ware at her eerie best." —Newsweek
“A superb suspense writer… Ware is a master at signaling the presence of evil at the most mundane moments…” —Washington Post Book World
“The definition of ‘unputdownable’…” —Refinery29
"A great modern whodunit!" —New York Post
"Haunting and absurdly suspenseful." —PureWow
"Ware's propulsive prose keeps readers on the hook and refuses to let anyone off until all has been revealed." —Shelf Awarenes
“A gripping thriller that shows how toxic workplace culture can get and will keep you guessing through the very last page.” —Good Housekeeping