book review

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin


Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.

In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the ultimate high-flyers. Ruthlessly ambitious, they make billion-dollar deals and live lives of outrageous luxury. Getting rich is all that matters, and they’ll do anything to get ahead.

When the four of them become trapped in an elevator escape room, things start to go horribly wrong. They have to put aside their fierce office rivalries and work together to solve the clues that will release them. But in the confines of the elevator the dark secrets of their team are laid bare. They are made to answer for profiting from a workplace where deception, intimidation and sexual harassment thrive.

Tempers fray and the escape room’s clues turn more and more ominous, leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster. If they want to survive, they’ll have to solve one more final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?

Have you ever done an escape room? I haven’t and now I may never do one or get in an elevator again! I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I already get slightly claustrophobic in an elevator but this one had me on edge! Told in two different ways one is showing you what is happening inside an elevator where people are taking part in what they think is an escape room and the second is Sara Hall from the past telling the story of how they ended up there.

This book is more than just telling you the story of how these people ended up in this elevator. It’s a story about how companies can use ambition, the promise of luxuries and early retirement to compromise your own integrity. Set in the cut throat world of finance and showing how much pressure can be put upon a young person to be as good as the rest but always try to be better.

This was a definite page turner for me. I was intrigued in how it was all connected and couldn’t wait to see the ending and how everything came together.

If you enjoy a more psychological thriller I think you may like this one!

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