One by One | Ruth Ware | Review

A luxury mountaintop chalet. The opportunity of a lifetime.Until guests start to disappear…




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?


I will probably get hate from this review, but unpopular opinion I really did not enjoy this book. Ruth Ware for me is really hit and miss, sometimes I give her books 5 stars, sometimes two. I am really sad that this was one of those books that i gave 2 stars to.

I think a big thing for me is I did not like the characters. There were not any likeable relatable characters that I cared about. They were all irritating in their own way. Based on this opinion I really struggled to build up a connection with any of them, therefore just did not care about what happened to any of them. I think when this happens to a reader, it really has an impact on their experience, especially with a thriller genre.

I also guessed who had done it very quickly. So what should have potentially been a big reveal was very underwhelming for me. I did spend a lot of the book praying that I would suddenly be taken by surprise and who I thought was the culprit actually wasn’t. But that was not the case. This automatically lowered my enjoyment.

I do really like Ruth Ware’s writing style, there is no question upon how well she writes and how easy her books are to read. There isn’t any unnecessary prolonged information which bores a reader. Despite my enjoyment of a particular plot, you can always guarantee that the writing style will not let me down.

Whilst I didn’t like this one, I am not completely done with Ruth Ware, I will continue to read her other books as I have stated some I absolutely love and are my favourite books. Unfortunately this one just was not for me.

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