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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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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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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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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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don't bother, terrible 👎

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

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fabulous book

I enjoyed working out who the killer was i got it right in the end

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How did this get published?

This is the worst book I have listened to in all the years I have been a member of Audible and I have listened to probably more than 150 books by now. The plot is terribly thin, the characters one-dimensional and it just drags on without any real tension. I almost gave up on the book several times but kept hoping the story would improve. I am amazed this got published. I realise that the narrator tried her best but in the end her voice really irritated me and I will avoid her in the future. Sorry to be so negative on both counts.

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Mildly entertaining

I would definitely call myself a Ruth Ware fan after reading 3 of her books: One by one, The Turn of the Key and The Woman in Cabin 10. Although, I mostly enjoyed this book, it was my least favourite of the 3 by a long way.

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A Snowy Mystery!

After reading The Death of Mrs.Westaway and Turn of the Key, both of which were very good, I was keen to see whether this new novel matched the previous ones, factoring in I was listening on audible this time round. Although it took a while to gain momentum, the storyline captured my attention and I loved the location, just perfect for chilly winter bedtime listens! I thought it was an intriguing plot and the characters were.full of life .Ruth Ware does not disappoint and I love her style of writing. In my opinion the reader did the novel justice enabling the listener to get to know the Ski party well.

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Slender story stretched almost to breaking point

Stuck it out to the end but found it a rather boring tale padded out to last as long as possible with a really obvious culprit and poor narration ... not at all impressed.

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Enjoyable who-dunnit

Not as compelling as some other novels by Ruth Ware, but still had me guessing