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Bookreporter Talks To

Sep 8, 2020

Ruth Ware joins Carol to discuss her newest suspense/thriller, One by One. This is her sixth thriller, and again it’s a Bookreporter Bets On selection.

One by One takes place in a luxury ski cabin in a spectacular setting. It’s attended to by a two-person staff at the ready to cater to the visitors’ every need. The current guests: eight coworkers from a booming tech company and a former colleague. The “locked in” theme that is such a huge part of Ruth’s work clicks into play as the group finds themselves stranded there after an avalanche. As panic and the desire to escape increases, something more sinister is in the works: members of the group are found dead one by one.

Carol and Ruth reminisce on their first interview, which was back in 2015 prior to the release of Ruth’s first novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Ruth fills Carol in on how she's continued her steady writing career since then, and the two discuss the trials involved in "relaxing" ski trips (and the slopes that they would ski on together), the ways renowned mystery writers influenced Ruth for One by One, as well as a sneak peek of what Ruth is working on next.

Books discussed in this episode:

One by One by Ruth Ware

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