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Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.
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Title: One By One
Author: Ruth Ware
Length: 372 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
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?
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.
How and when I got it:
I bought a hardcover edition during a pre-Christmas book sale in 2020.
Why I want to read it:
I love snowy mountain vacations… and I also seem to be drawn to books and/or movies that feature snowy mountain disasters! What does this say about me, I wonder?
One By One caught my attention as soon as I stumbled across it and read the synopsis, and when I saw it available at a deep discount, I just had to grab a copy. Now, I’m not usually much of a thriller reader, and I’ve only read one book by Ruth Ware so far (The Turn of the Key), which I had decidedly mixed feelings about. Still, the subject matter and description for One By One make it sound like a twisty must-read for me.
What do you think? Would you read this book?
Please share your thoughts!
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15 thoughts on “Shelf Control #318: One By One by Ruth Ware”
I read this in the Winter and definitely enjoyed it. It’s very twisty 😊
That’s great to know, thanks!
I’ve heard good things about this, and I agree, a thriller set in a snowy setting always makes me look twice😁
I feel like I’ve read a few, either with avalanches or being snowed in or some other snow-related catastrophe! (And I think The Shining deserves a category all its own!)
I still can’t believe I haven’t read a single Ruth Ware book. I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. lol I’m a sucker for a snowy setting too!
I’ve only read one, and that was because of my book group! But I know people seem to love her books.
I considered buying this book over the weekend because I’ve seen it floating around and people either really like it or they don’t. In the end I decided to hold off, but I’m still curious about it; I hope, if you decide to read it, that you enjoy it!
Thank you! I had a pretty uneven experience with the other book of hers that I read, but I couldn’t resist the snowy setting!
I’m torn when it comes to this one. I love that snowed-in/avalanche setting, but I haven’t loved the past Ruth Ware books that I’ve read. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this one if you ever do read it. 🙂
Thanks! I do think I’ll end up reading it, but I’m feeling pretty hesitant after the last book of hers that I read.
Ware isn’t my type of writer, so no… Aw… and here I have a Shelf Control post scheduled for next week already!
Sorry! I thought about writing and scheduling one in advance, then decided to just give myself a break. 🙂 But, I’ll look for your post!!
Here’s the link to my latest Shelf Control… https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2022/05/11/tcls-shelf-control-4/
This sounds like an excellent thriller. I don’t like the pace of thrillers so I probably wouldn’t read it. I do hope to read my shelf control book from this week though. http://bibliographicmanifestations.blogspot.com/2022/05/shelf-control-6.html