Thriller

One by One by Ruth Ware

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I kept pushing this book back in my list because I have seen some very conflicting reviews since the time the book has been published. I have really enjoyed two of the author’s books and the oppressive environment that the author tends to paint very vividly, and I was unsure if I was ready to gauge this one.
It turned out to be a hit with me. The writing was so smooth that I had to finish the book in two sittings. There are too many voices that were given priority (I felt) even if the actual narrators were just two women. This is probably the only thing that I felt a little off and maybe that I swung back and forth with my guesses, not really making a landing before the big reveal(s).
We have a team from a startup who have decided to all vacation together in a chalet. The only downside is that there are bad things in the offing, not just natural but planned as well. First, we know the ending (sort of) and then are taken back to understand the events that led to the first information. The individual characters stood out and had their own plotline, independent of the deaths in the narrative. This made reading an easy exercise. I would not want to talk about the actual happenings because it is the book’s foundation and should be first encountered within its pages.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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