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One by One
One by One | Ruth Ware
From Ruth Ware, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Turn of the Key, comes her highly anticipated sixth novel. Getting snowed in at a mountain chalet doesnt sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when theres a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers...none of whom you can trust. When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong with the arrival of a monster storm, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps synergy. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?
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alecia3dixie
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

So I figured out who the killer was right away. But I was really enjoying the first half of this book because I thought no way it would be this obvious. So I was looking at every clue in this book and trying to prove myself wrong. Alas, I was not. Really disappointed in that. I kept trying to disprove myself tho because I didn't think the person was a very good character to be there killer. As always with Ruth Ware, the book was just too long 3/5

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LadyCait84
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

Final read of 2022, finished with about 45 minutes to spare.

While bummed that unseasonably mild temperatures have undermined my original reasoning for reading this snowed-in thriller in winter, I am glad that I was at least still right about Ruth Ware being reliable.

She‘s become a go-to for me; even when I call a “twist” early, it never prevents me from enjoying the rest of the book. Not something I can say about many authors in the genre.

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Read4life
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

1. Tagged book involves an avalanche
2. The Dry
3. All the weather. I love reading while it snows but we don‘t get much in Raleigh.

Thank you for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

ozma.of.oz I love reading in snow too! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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PuddleJumper
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

A corporate skiing retreat good horribly wrong with an avalanche and a murderer on the loose.

A good soon on the trapped in an isolated location mystery. Very enjoyable

Andrew65 Sounds good. Well done 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
ozma.of.oz Isolated location mysteries are so fun! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks This one is on my shelf!!! 2mo
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candc320
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

I always know I‘m going to enjoy a Ruth Ware novel! This one felt fitting for this time of year, with a snowy ski chalet and an avalanche that all but traps the characters together. And of course people start dying and our characters try to figure out who‘s doing it while also staying alive. I kind of knew who the killer was pretty early on but still enjoyed the ride! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

jenniferw88 She's got a new one coming out in the second half of 2023 2mo
candc320 Thanks @jenniferw88 !! It sounds really good, although different from her usual stuff! 2mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#tbt The news keeps threatening snow here, but today is beautifully sunny.

Makes me think of winter reads though, and Ruth Ware is always a win in my opinion. Even if I figure it all out before the reveal I enjoy the ride.

Hoping to read a few more winter themed books in the next couple of months!

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TheAromaofBooks
One by One | Ruth Ware
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I really love the #TrappedonanIsland challenge hosted by @aperfectmjk !!

@PuddleJumper you've ended up on this wintry island. Luckily it happens to have a cozy cabin, plenty of hot chocolate, and this pile of books!! I haven't read any of them, so I mostly went with #CoverLove 😂 Happy reading!!!

PuddleJumper It's a good way to pick them! Thanks! 2mo
myellenbee I really liked One by One! 2mo
PuddleJumper @myellenbee I've just read it and really enjoyed it. I'll have to check out her other books 2mo
myellenbee @PuddleJumper Glad you liked it, I also really liked The Woman in Cabin 10 too. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Well, here is my under-the-wire TBR for #Scarathlon/#BookSpinBingo On the left is my normal BookSpinBingo list, comprised of my “assignments“ for the month, with the rest of the spaces free for the backlog of assignments from past months that I haven't read yet (I don't have a problem 😂) On the right is my bonus Scarathlon list, comprised mostly of mysteries and thrillers from my own shelves that I haven't read yet. I'll probably switch back ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) and forth between them and am planning to have a bingo board for each one. I'm so excited about participating in all the reading challenges this month!!!

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
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lauraisntwilder I haven't done BookSpin yet. Could you add me to you tag list? 4mo
Clwojick This one is SO good! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks @lauraisntwilder - Yes, definitely!! Just post your list of books before Sunday - I'll tag you with the winning numbers Sunday morning!! 4mo
lauraisntwilder @TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - I read that one last year and just thought it was the cutest thing ever! And I absolutely love the hardcover edition with its sprayed-black edges - that book is just a delight to handle! 4mo
robinb I‘m anxious to get to Killers of a Certain Age! A new series from Raybourn is a no-brainer for me. 😊 4mo
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - It just sounds so fun!! The premise kind of reminds me of the movie Red, which I really enjoyed. 4mo
robinb @TheAromaofBooks Yes!! That‘s the first thing I thought about as well! Great minds…😂 4mo
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Julsmarshall
One by One | Ruth Ware
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8 hour flight to Hawaii? Finished 2 books! Loved this one, she does such a great job of a new twist on a must in a unique setting and this is a good one! And since I finished it and the flight attendant asked if I liked it and shared that she loves a good mystery, I passed it along to her so now I don‘t have to haul it all over for the next week. Win, win, win! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Soubhiville Have an amazing trip! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I love little bits of book magic like that!!! Enjoy your trip!! 5mo
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CBee
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

I was disappointed in this. I suspected who the killer was and I‘m usually way off base but this time I was right. It was just VERY predictable! I kept thinking there would be some twist that made it less obvious, but sadly, no. I finished it, but not my favorite 😵‍💫 this counts for #booked2022 #titlerepeatsitself so yay!

Cinfhen Yay for the challenge prompt but boo for the obvious plot! Im not a huge fan of Ware🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 6mo
CBee @Cinfhen I don‘t think I am either. I‘ve only read one other book of hers and it was just okay 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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BookwormAHN
One by One | Ruth Ware
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My choice for the #LetterO is one of my favorite Ruth Ware books.
#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 🙌🏻 with so many others! I think I have all of hers! 6mo
Ann_Reads Pretty background colors in your post. 🌞 6mo
BookwormAHN @Ann_Reads Thank you 😺 6mo
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ShyBookOwl
One by One | Ruth Ware
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I love Ruth Ware, and this one was no exception. Great use of tech culture with an old school whodunit framework. So good.

#LetterO #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one is on my tbr shelf! Thank you for playing! 6mo
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annieeeee
One by One | Ruth Ware
Mehso-so

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Eggs
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! 10mo
Eggs I like Ruth Ware for the most part! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 10mo
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Kaycie.cavanah
One by One | Ruth Ware

One of my new faves. Absolutely loved the mix of character backgrounds, mixing professional and personal drama and where the story takes place. 🧡

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Eggs
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Eight coworkers snowed in at a ski chalet in the French Alps and one is a murderer….

#Snowbound #ItHadToBeYou @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

peaknit I‘m mentally picking 8 co-workers of my own and picking one to go. Lol. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @peaknit I‘m dying!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Eggs @peaknit Great idea-I‘ll add some bosses to the mix…😂 11mo
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TravelsWithBooks I‘m listening to this again! 11mo
peaknit @Eggs oh yes, the boss is definitely one of the 8!!😂 11mo
Eggs @peaknit 😆🤣 11mo
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xicanti
One by One | Ruth Ware
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My favourite girl helped me finish ONE BY ONE while I cleaned the house—and by “helped,” I mean, “shed lots of hair for me to vacuum up.”

This was my second Ruth Ware, after THE TURN OF THE KEY, and I enjoyed it a lot despite a couple of weird pacing things. It got me wondering if she uses a basic formula for her books, though. I‘ll say a bit more about that in the comments, since it kind of gives the game away.

xicanti So, do all Ware‘s books explore famous stories and crime tropes from contemporary angles? THE TURN OF THE KEY was a take on THE TURN OF THE SCREW, with tech, and ONE BY ONE was THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD wrapped up in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, with tech. 12mo
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DarkMina
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

13 of 2022
#Booked2022
#2Title repeats itself

What happens when a group of coworkers at a work retreat get snowed in by an avalanche with a murderer? Good atmosphere. A little slow at first but I enjoyed it overall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen I started this on audio but had to return to library…thanks for the reminder to pick it back up!! It was good!! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I like books like this in the heat of Pennsylvania summers! Wintertime it‘s just too chilly. 12mo
DarkMina @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage This was my first from Ruth Ware. I definitely want to check out more from her. 12mo
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Mrs_B
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

This was a bit slow to start, but I couldn‘t put it down for the last half and stayed up far too late to finish it!

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MittenGirlPeach
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

I‘m way behind on reviews and checking in with Litsy, and it‘s high time I caught up! So, this was my #Doublespin, and I really enjoyed it. I don‘t read many standalone thrillers for whatever reason (I guess I prefer to spend time with the same characters?) but this was a gift in my #bestof2021 swap box from @MaleficentBookDragon and boy it was a terrific pick. My first Ruth Ware! Perfect for snowy, cold, January! @TheAromaofBooks

MittenGirlPeach I took this pic last night. The calm before the storm? 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜 12mo
MittenGirlPeach @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! Grey skies tonight; ❄️ soon! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Are you also scheduled for a lot of weather? They are being quite vague as to how much rain/ice/snow we are going to get, but right now they are saying a half inch of ice! 😬 I'd much rather have the snow! 12mo
MittenGirlPeach @TheAromaofBooks we‘re in the 12-16 inches forecast, the heaviest swath, and since we don‘t have to go out in it we‘re really looking forward to it! We‘ve had so little snow this winter; this will probably be our only big storm. I‘ll post pictures as the storm progresses! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh I'm so jealous!!! I honestly love snow, and those times when you can just cozy right down and watch it happen are the BEST! I saw that Detroit was looking at the possibility of a top-5-of-all-time-storm-snowfall and even just an hour or so north of here is in the 8-12“ band, but we'll probably just get ice with a dusting of snow on it like usual lol Can't wait to see your pics!!! 12mo
MittenGirlPeach @TheAromaofBooks I feel exactly the same about winter! It‘s starting with rain as predicted right now; I‘ll be up early to chronicle the progress! 12mo
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Addison_Reads
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

If anyone is interested in my paperback copy of this book I'd be happy to send it to you. Just let me know. ☺

Ruth Ware writes entertaining thrillers, but this wasn't her best. The setting was great, but the characters annoyed me. As people start dying I found the reactions from the other characters to be too relaxed. If I wake up to find a person I know dead, I'm going to be freaking out! These characters acted like it wasn't really a big deal.

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Mrs_B
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Literally reading the words “electricity‘s gone out” as my light flickers and dies and we get a power cut.

SO CREEPY

BrittanyReads 😳😳😳😳 12mo
squirrelbrain Woah, spooky! 12mo
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ShyBookOwl
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed that this was a whodunit style thriller set against the back drop of start up culture. I spent 4 years at a tech company and recently had my heart broken when they sold to a big corporation, so it hit close to home. That aside, this turned out to be a more complex and layered mystery than I was expecting, and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time (even once I guessed the killer). Great pace! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 7 of 2022

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Gissy
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

Read in 1st week of January. This was interesting thriller but quite predictable. But I was curious to see how it would end which was also predictable. But I liked it in general. 3.4⭐️

January 2022 ##BookSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
GR #ATY2022 Around the year in 52 books prompt #15-book without a person on the cover
#PastandFutureReadathon promot-book recommended by person older than you (YouTuber Read a book Gem

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
Gissy @TheAromaofBooks I already entered the January #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin in the form 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm so excited about those forms! 😂 13mo
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Addison_Reads
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#BeginsWith @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

I'm hoping to finally get this one read this month.

Eggs Great setting and plot!! 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Thank you so much @Judybskt !!! I have been meaning to read this one for a long time and it looks like a perfect wintery read!! Please pay no attention to the fact that the Reese's are already opened... obviously I have enough self-control to at least wait to do that until after I take a picture! 😂

Thanks for hosting the #LittleChristmasSwap @bookish_wookish !! The perfect way to conclude the holiday season!!

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HappilyEverKrafter
One by One | Ruth Ware
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1. Not my favorite by Ruth Ware, but really, can she do anything wrong?!

2. A personal goal I have is to write more on my website and start an Instagram account to encourage mothers. A lot of the past year I spent pregnant and sick and just trying to survive, and now I feel a little more settled and energized.

3. Good friends!

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great goal and gratitude 🙏🏻 👏🏻 🥰 13mo
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Jari-chan
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Thank you @Texreader for tagging me 😁

1. Tagged.
2. Getting work done? 🤔 I'm so content with my current job, there's not much I want to change about it.
3. My job, my partner, my dad, food, books, the internet... yesterdays Pizza 😂

I'm tagging whoever hasn't been tagged yet 😄

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 💙❄️🍕 13mo
Jari-chan @Eggs And thank you for hosting ❤️ 13mo
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MittenGirlPeach
One by One | Ruth Ware
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The anticipation builds! So many good things to open in my #bestof2021 box !

We had my brother & nephew here for our annual New Years get-together this weekend, and of course we missed 2020, so it was extra special. We also lost my sister-in-law last March, so it was extra emotional. I realized after they‘d left this morning I had my beautiful swap box to open, and here we are!

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Nalbuque
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

Yeah yeah, it was good. Kept me interested and wanting to finish it. The ending was a bit dragged out, I think it coulda been shorter.
The thing is… I dno, I was happy that it ended. The characters were a bit one dimensional, which was extra noticeable bc the setting was so isolated.
Despite all that, it was decent. I hear her other book Turn of the Key is good, so I‘m def adding that to my tbr!

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HollyBolly
One by One | Ruth Ware
Pickpick

Great atmospheric wintery read. I felt the cold. I did guess some of the plot, but was very entertained.

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HollyBolly
One by One | Ruth Ware

We know things! And I am on the edge of my seat.

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HollyBolly
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Started this one today and am totally hooked!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Maybe 2022 will be the year I finally read Ruth Ware. 14mo
HollyBolly @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This is my first of hers. I already have others. Maybe 2022 will be the year that I get into her. 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
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HollyBolly
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Do any of you ever stop reading what you're in the middle of to read a recently hauled book? I am debating on doing just that!

BarkingMadRead All the time lol sometimes I‘ll read the old book a chapter a day until I finish the new one 14mo
Soubhiville Occasionally, but it‘s rare. 14mo
AmyG Sometimes I do. 14mo
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BookBosomed1 All the time. My TBF shelf is healthy. 14mo
Johanna414 All the time - no shame! 14mo
HollyBolly Thanks everyone! I'll probably do something like add one to my currently reading. Then I'll have 7. 🤦‍♀️😅😆 14mo
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swynn
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

A business retreat at an alpine mountain chalet is complicated by an avalanche trapping the chalet's residents snowbound with a murderer. It's okay, but also contains several narrative pet peeves that had me rolling my eyes.

vivastory I started reading this & only got a few pages in before I set it down. I found the introductions to the different employees grating. 1y
swynn @vivastory Oh yeah, the introductions via hipster marketing copy! Good news is, that style choice changes pretty quickly. 1y
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MelKelsey
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

Book 131

I listened to One by One by Ruth Ware; the setup is a familiar one-a group of people snowed-in to a ski chalet begin disappearing and dying. It was fast-paced and thrilling. Nothing memorable long-term, and the reveal wasn't surprising (maybe wasn't supposed to be? ) but an enjoyable escape while it lasted.

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Minibooktalks16
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Book 6 for 2021

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Sargar114
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

A friend lent this to me and I quite enjoyed it. My first Ruth Ware and can see the appeal. A locked room mystery that was a touch cliche but very suspenseful and the final show down is super exciting. A good payoff, would definitely read others by her.

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nem2988
One by One | Ruth Ware
Pickpick

Predictable ending but characters you enjoy. Great overall story!

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Insightsintobooks
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book, though it did take a little bit to get into. I stayed up late to finish it.

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rsteve388
One by One | Ruth Ware
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This was an enjoyable locked room mystery. It had two main characters and kept you guessing and wondering when the shoe would drop, the whole.cast of characters made for a great read. Fast paced, short chapters, overall, well done. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2021 15pts Book Related to the Team Theme.

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MidnightBookGirl
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is The Call Is Coming From Upstairs!

Oh, littens, I love a thriller where people are stuck together with a killer, and while the body count mounts, everyone becomes a suspect. This is a particularly good one to read as Fall turns into Winter.

#Scarathlon2021 #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @clwojick

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rsteve388
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#Swaps #CommunityQuestion

The Tagged Book is a book that I got from a Swap Box last year.

Scochrane26 Dimestore, Rules Of Magic, How to be a Good Creature, Six Of Crows. I‘m not at home atm or I could give you the whole list. 1y
rsteve388 @Scochrane26 Fun! These sound like great books. 1y
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ashleyn
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Suspenseful quick read. Loved how each "chapter" was a from a different person's perspective. Felt lots of connections between this one and The Sanatorium-- a big one being the setting but also lots of revenge.

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rsteve388
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Next Up for this upcoming week is One by One by Ruth Ware for physical book and Prices of Her by Karen Slaughter for my Audiobook. Looking forward to these two reads. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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EatSleepRead
One by One | Ruth Ware
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Mehso-so

Pretty good, but a bit slow at times.

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rsteve388
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter Just Kidding! This is the last one.

DivineDiana Thank you for helping me to plan my October viewing! 1y
Charityann These are awesome! I‘ll be watching a lot of these too.🎃 1y
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rsteve388
One by One | Ruth Ware
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#TeamSlaughter #StackForOctober I am so excited for October. I love reading mystery, horror and all.thinga spooky during this month. I am short 9 books so hopefully I'll read a bunch of books to catch up on my 125 Goal.

books_and_tea I thought that was a picture of my books haha. Awesome picks:)! 1y
rsteve388 Similar reads! How fun! I'll.look.for.your reviews! 1y
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VRM1975
One by One | Ruth Ware
Mehso-so

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Andrea4
One by One | Ruth Ware
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I've been quiet lately because instead of bingeing on books I've been bingeing on a podcast about tarot and esoteric symbols etc.
But this audio hold came in and I gobbled it pretty quick on my long runs and today. Not the best Ware, imho, but still obviously entertaining. I think I saw a few of the twists coming so I feel the first half may actually have been stronger.
Also, delicious cookies! Because I didn't make pie and my beau grumbled 😂