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?
I DEVOURED this book it was a brilliant thriller that speaks to one of my greatest fears – Being stuck in an elevator- even the idea sent a shiver up my spine and Megan Goldin writes with such an atmospheric sense that you feel every moment of it.
Not that I felt much sympathy for those trapped within, as the story unfolds in the lift and with the story of what lead them here you start to feel that perhaps it is a well deserved fate.
This is a tense, emotional story that both keeps you on the edge of your seat whilst making you consider some very thought provoking themes of human nature. All the characters are well rounded, compelling and utterly engaging, set within a story that is completely gripping from the very first page.
A story that reveals itself slowly through the minds and actions of its protagonists, The Escape Room is a refreshing take on the thriller and psychological drama genres and is one of those read in one sitting page turners that stays with you long after you’ve solved all its clues.
Brilliant. Highly Recommended.