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A luxury mountaintop chalet.

The opportunity of a lifetime.

Until guests start to disappear....

The unmissable new 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?

©2020 Ruth Ware (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Ruth ware can definitely do better than this

not a best book of ruth ware . i really like books by ruth ware . i have read all other books of this author. but this one did not reach to me as much as others. super predictable. there was no suspense as such . the only thing i liked was the snowy atmosphere thats all. hope u do better book next time ruthware .i will be waiting.
talking abt narration of this book, narrative was so so bad . it was irritating to hear . liz voice narrative was pathetic.

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  • Mrs J P van der Byl
  • 15-02-21

Disappointing- both the narrative and narration

I did not finish listening to this audio book for a number of reasons - the story line was repetitive, drawn out and became tedious while the reader's differing voices never really convinced and often proved irritating. The avalanche that started the drama could well have been caused by the constant thudding of hearts, shaking bodies and plummeting stomachs - I lost count of the number of times Ware used these descriptions. Jokes aside this was a disappointing audio experience.

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  • ClareBC
  • 21-11-20

This story format is very overdone.

If you have read The Hunting Party or that author's subsequent book, you've already read this. Bunch of not very likeable people, trapped by avalanche/snow, with no Wi-Fi or phone start to die one by one. I had to skip the last 3+ hours as I couldn't stand the overegged melodrama...racing hearts, pounding blood in ears yada yada.. no tension and obvious killer and generally wishing they all died asap. Cannot believe good reviews for this book.

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  • Jaimed
  • 15-11-20

I couldn't stop listening to it!

This was a great story! I couldn't stop listening.


A creepy murder mystery but not too scary or gory.
I loved the setting and I liked the mix of characters.
I think the narrator did a great job.
This is the first book I've listened to by this author but I will definitely be looking at more by her.

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  • SarahC1985
  • 30-01-21

Freezing fear

This is one of the best Thrillers I’ve read for a while. Cold, claustrophobic, then a deadly chase between life and death. Maybe I’ve read a few two many of these because I had the suspect in my sights only a few hours in. But it was like trying to hold on to something in a fast moving avalanche. Ruth was trying to put me off with false thought and red herrings, but I kept hold of my metaphorical skee. I knew who it was and would not be deterred. I’m not sure why we needed their snoop ID’s every time, but it is part of the story. I have absolutely no sympathy what so ever for the person in question but I did for Erin. Tofa was a sexist guy and Karl was the typical lawyer. I didn’t like Maranda… felt sorry for Elliot, but especially for Annie. I didn’t feel at all sorry for the person for what happened to them at the end. They deserved it. Fantastically written and kept me listening right up until the very end. If you want a claustrophobic, suspenseful chiller, in every sense of the word, read this.

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  • Miss LPE Howard
  • 16-01-21

Wrong narrator

I really did not like the narration of this audio book. In fact I’d go as far as saying it’s the worst I’ve listened to (and I have listened to a lot) In particular the accent used for Danny the chef was just terrible. The story itself is very weak. Trying for Agatha Christie and coming up so short. There were so many flaws in the plot. The characters were one dimensional and just non entities. It was all just very poor and badly written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-21

don't bother, terrible 👎

just dragged out, predict able, bad story,, slow and just save your credits and your time

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  • Ruby
  • 08-06-21

couldn't get past the terrible narration

The story was okay, maybe a bit overdone and predictable. But I couldn't finish listening because (I finished the book by just reading it) the narration was just so grating, the worst i've heard even. It was so over acted and over the top, the voices used for some of the male characters were cringeworthy and I just found it unbearable to listen to.

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  • christine1850
  • 26-05-21

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The story is overly melodramatic and it is very sweary. I don’t mind a bit of swearing but I found it annoying in the context of this story.

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  • Noha
  • 19-05-21

Great nattaror. MOST BORING story. Not a thriller

The story is used up & draaaaags on n on.
There is no plot twist. And the killer you could tell from the very first chapters. I could not return it only because Audible did not allow me the option. Fair enough though.
The narrator did a fantastic job with ALL the characters ❤️

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  • Sylvia
  • 11-04-21

Easy listen no surprises

This really reminded me of the Hunting Party, same type of characters. There were Agatha Christie aspects to this story that I enjoyed, I liked the setting, however the narration wasn’t great. I found it a bit gratings times when she was putting on the posh voices. I realised what was going on pretty early on, but it was still fun to listen to, but nothing unexpected occurred.

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  • Mandyfab
  • 07-04-21

Ruth Ware is Queen of Suspense

This is probably one of of the most exciting books I have read/listened to. The twists and turns of the story kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Highly recommended. I haven’t read a bad book by Ruth, they’re all equally thrilling. You’re never quite sure whodunnit until the end, she keeps you guessing. The only slight minor point was the character Liz’s whiny narrative which seemed repetitive and long at times.

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  • jazz wilson
  • 27-05-21

Not a fan

Didn't enjoy the narrative very much, I found the plot quite predictable, but there were some good suspense parts of the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-21

At least the cook was fun

Contrived Whodunnit that pushes and breaks the boundaries of plausibility. There are better books in this genre.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-21

Excellent

Great “who done it?” Storyline, with excellent narration! Worth the credit. I will be looking for more Ruth Ware stories to listen to.

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  • Sophie Masson
  • 27-01-21

Tense and atmospheric novel, beautifully read

Tense and atmospheric, this novel by bestselling author Ruth Ware translates beautifully to the audio format. With its majestic and dangerous setting in the French Alps, sense of mounting dread and vivid portrayal of a group of cool tech types on a corporate skiing trip that turns very deadly, juxtaposed with the sharp observations of the long-suffering chalet staff, it is an absorbing and immersive experience.

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 19-11-20

Love Ruth Ware

Terrific thriller this is really good Ian’s I enjoyed it enormously if I have any gripe Imogen church the narrator is a little weird.
Still I do hope Ruth is writing more they get better and better