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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin – Book Review


‘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 final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?

‘Fantastic – one of my favorite books of the year.’ Lee Child

My thoughts

I’ve never been to an escape room, mostly because I have an overactive imagination that convinced me that they secretly exist to cause true destruction. A bit outlandish of me? Absolutely. But this book basically fed these extra tendencies.

Told in alternating timelines between Sara Hall and (the individuals trapped in) the elevator/escape room, the book introduces a darker side of the world of finance. If the situations in the book are to be believed, it’s sexist, elitist, and cutthroat.

Was it a bit over the top and unbelievable? Yes. But I was TOTALLY HERE FOR IT. Thank you so much to St. Martin’s Press for providing my review copy. It’s always a privilege to share my thoughts and opinions with you all!


One thought on “The Escape Room by Megan Goldin – Book Review

  1. I have this one to read and I can’t wait to dive in now! I’ve been in a real escape room once, it wasn’t scary or closed in at all so I’d be happy to do it again. Until after I read this novel probably 😉

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