'Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending' Shari Lapena, author of Someone We Know
**THE UNMISSABLE THRILLER FROM THE QUEEN OF THE MODERN-DAY MURDER MYSTERY**
Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold.
The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?
PRAISE FOR RUTH WARE'S ADDICTIVE THRILLERS:
'Atmospheric and eerie with Agatha Christie vibes' Prima
'Ruth Ware just gets better and better' Lisa Jewell, author of The People Upstairs
'A dark tale by one of the best thriller writers around' Independent
'The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware's tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House
'A real spine-chiller that confirms Ruth Ware as the true heir to Christie's crown' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said, She Said
READERS LOVE ONE BY ONE:
'I devoured this in a day...eerie and creepy' *****
'Terrifying and captivating' *****
'Had me on the edge of my seat' *****
'Utterly brilliant' *****
'Clever, chilling, addictive...a must-read!' *****
'Strong Agatha Christie vibes' *****
Set in a remote chalet at an exclusive French Alps resort, this tempestuous locked-room mystery from Ware (The Turn of the Key) centers on the 10-person corporate retreat of social media company Snoop. Snoop's shareholders cofounders and ex-lovers Topher St. Clair-Bridges and Eva van den Berg, coder Elliot Cross, comptroller Rik Adeyemi, and former secretary Liz Owens (all millennials) bitterly disagree on whether to sell the business to investors or to seek additional funding and work toward an IPO. The group goes skiing to dispel tension, but then Eva fails to report for lunch. Before chalet employees Erin and Danny can arrange for a search, an avalanche eradicates the exit routes and knocks out power, internet, and phones. After another guest dies, the panicked survivors wonder whether there's a murderer in their midst. Liz and Erin share the narrative, which Ware rapidly cycles to accelerate pace and amplify suspense. A somewhat contrived denouement does little to diminish the thrill of this claustrophobic, adrenaline-fueled cat-and-mouse game. Agatha Christie fans take note.
Well paced and exciting right to the end.
I enjoyed reading this more than I thought I would. I was slightly disconcerted by the naming of the chapters, but it worked really well. It’s always enjoyable to work out the protagonist but it’s preferable to be kept guessing. Luckily this kept me immersed throughout.
Loved this book, it was a gripping read that kept me up all night unable to stop. Highly recommend
Was that it?...
Expected more so hugely disappointed- sadly the best part of the book was its cover.