Monday, November 2, 2020

One by One


Author: Ruth Ware

Publisher: Scout Press

Year: 2020


A business/ski trip to a remote French  Alps chalet turns deadly when a murderer strikes while a blizzard and avalanche cause havoc. 

This is an homage to Agatha Christie and it gets off to a good start. The setting is amazing and the author does a wonderful job conjuring the place and slightly menacing atmosphere. The characters leave a little to be desired. Most are one dimensional and cliched. The story unfolds between two points of view- Erin who works at the chalet and Liz who is one of the guests. Liz is the outsider of the close knit group of business associates. She’s not a dynamic or complex main character. Her chapters just didn’t do anything for me. 

I loved Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 and her other books. This one was just okay for me. I liked it but it started to drag in the middle and never really picked up after that. Not every hit is going to be a home run and that’s okay too. Glad to support a favorite author and my local library by checking out this book. I actually couldn’t believe I only had a day’s wait to get this one from the library. 

Have you read this? Thoughts?

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