One by One

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ruth Ware
Narrator: Imogen Church
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: September 2020
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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“The Agatha Christie of our generation.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Diabolically clever.” —Riley Sager, author of Final Girls

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.

Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide.

When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech startup, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other: PowerPoint presentations and strategy sessions broken up by mandatory bonding on the slopes. But as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit.

As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further…one by one.

Reviews (7)

Written by Savannah J. on October 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoy a thriller where I can’t figure out who did it right away — and this was one where it took me awhile to catch on! I love the guessing game and being shocked when I finally figure it out. Additionally, the narrator is 10/10 — Imogen Church is incredible.


Written by Diane G. on October 21st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love Ruth Ware books. Enjoy that this doesn't quite follow her regular plot lines. And of course I don't think her books would be as fun if it wasn't for Imogen Church narration.

Written by Julie S. on October 12th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Ruth Ware and Imogen Church are an award winning combination! Another brilliantly written novel performed by a master!


Written by Regina S. on September 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

love this reader, female version of Dick far the best reader out there...still listening to story...gets a little slow, redundant at end, but Imogen keeps you there, in the story with the characters with her sometimes, breathy voice...i can see her breath in the cold chalet...

Written by Angela F. on September 22nd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

An hour too long. The mystery is resolved but the author continues on for an hour with unnecessary information.

Written by Maureen C. on September 21st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I didn’t really get to know the characters. The story is way too long. Would not recommend


Written by Anonymous on September 18th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love Ruth Ware’s books and this one was no exception. The characters were well-developed with a good, suspenseful plot. The location of the chalet in the midst of an avalanche was great; the brutal cold almost felt like another character moving among the guests. Imogen Church narrates all Ware’s books and she is a fantastic narrator. I highly recommend this one!

Author Details

Author Details

Ware, Ruth

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer. Despite being married with two small children, she has found the time to write her second psychological thriller, "The Woman in Cabin 10, "available July 2016.