Strap yourselves in people because this is a terrifically terrifying rollercoaster ride of a book. Full of suspense, surprises and freaking out.
The employees of Snoop, a cool, hip music app have booked a chalet in the French Alps to discuss a very important business deal, one that could make them multi millionaires. But not all are on the same page, causing tensions to run high. At the chalet we are also introduced to Danny the chef and Erin the chalet girl, whose job it is to look after them all week, no matter how pompous or annoying they are.
The cast of characters are interesting. All seem to come from privileged backgrounds and not all are likeable, especially Topher the co founder of Snoop. One character is different from the rest, Liz. She comes across as shy and quiet and is actually an ex Snoop employee. The story is told in alternating chapters from her point of view and Erin’s. I love that in a book and the chapters are short, you just want to read on and find out what happens next.
As this is a Ruth Ware book you will not be surprised to know that the relaxing, luxurious holiday does not go to plan. On the first day of skiing, one of the party goes missing. Then, when the others are in their chalet, there is a massive avalanche, trapping them. And then they start getting picked off One By One.
I definitely got Agatha Christie And Then There Were None vibes. I loved the scenario of them all in the one location, trapped, knowing one of them is a killer. You will suspect them all. And even when the murderer confessed, I was still convinced there was going to be another twist. The last 100 pages or so are a double header and absolute perfection. It is so dark and there is an epic chase scene, your heart will be in your mouth. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you so much to Tandem Collective, Ruth Ware and the publisher Vintage Books for allowing me to be part of this readalong, I absolutely loved it. So much fun trying to be the detective and work out the clues.