Sep 27, 2020

Sunday Salon: One By One by Ruth Ware

 Cooler weather is on the way at this end of summer. I am not sure if I welcome it or not. As long as I can get my morning walks in, I'll be pretty happy. 

Just finished reading:

One By One by Ruth Ware,
September 8, 2020, Scout Press

Setting: French Alps ski chalet

Genre: suspense, thriller

Source: NetGalley

About: Ten people are locked together in a chalet in a remote part of the Alps, hemmed in by snow after a massive avalanche. There is a chalet worker and a cook and lots of food and wine, plus ample amount of logs for the fireplace. The drawback is that there is a murderer among them. Five or six remain who are not dead or missing. The ones remaining decide to hike to another chalet for help and to ski down to the main town, despite the destruction of ski paths after the avalanche. 

The ending is suspenseful as characters face off in a fight for survival. 

Comments: Well plotted and written - the details of the avalanche and its destruction, the slow reveal of the characters and their motives - the novel was hard to put down. I gave it an enthusiastic five stars.

Next on the reading list:

  • a bunch of library books
  • a suspense novel 

What Lies Beneath by Bill Kitson, October 1, 2019, Joffe Books

Setting: Yorkshire, England

Genre: detective fiction, DI Mike Nash #1 series

Source: Kindle Unlimited

About: I've only just started this series and hopefully will like it enough to keep going. It's a crime thriller involving a British detective inspector, an international criminal network, Eastern Europe law enforcement, and a Russian detective.

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


  1. I'm happy you enjoyed One By One more than me. I was a bit bored and figured it out early on.

  2. I love Ruth Ware's books...and will add this one to my shelves after I read her last one, lol.

    Enjoy your week.

  3. I'm not looking forward to cooler temps. I try to wait until Nov. 1 to turn the heat on but it's supposed to be in the 40s overnight next week. Since I work from home now I won't have several hours every day that I'm away from the cold house and I don't think I can stay under the covers in bed all day.

  4. Right now, weather-wise, I'm willing to take anything except another hurricane. lol. Cool weather really sounds good here. We're supposed to get down in the 50s tomorrow night. Hurray.

    Glad to see how much you liked the new Ruth Ware book. I've heard mixed things about it, so a positive review is good to see.

    I hope you have a lovely week.

  5. I've only read one book by Ruth Ware but really want to read more! There was a movie called What lies beneath when I was in my late twenties with Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer, it was one of the scariest movies ever! But I still went to see it twice and watched it on dvd later as well. Wonder if your book will be scary too..

    Have a good week!

    Elza Reads

  6. I haven't read anything by Ruth Ware, that book sounds good.

  7. ONE BY ONE sounds like Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. Very suspenseful stuff. I think I'll add this one to my reading list. Thanks for the recommendation. My Sunday Salon post

  8. I really enjoyed One by One especially that setting!

  9. One By One looks so good. I have to add that one to my list.

    My post is here.

  10. I’m yet to read Ruth aware, though I want to
    Our temps have been quite mild this week, which is a good think as I’m dreading another hot summer.

    Wishing you a great reading week


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