The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

In Megan Goldin's unforgettable debut, The Escape Room, four young Wall Street rising stars discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge.

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

In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style—but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost.

Invited to participate in an escape room as a team-building exercise, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high rise building, eager to prove themselves. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition: they’re caught in a dangerous game of survival.

Trapped in the dark, the colleagues must put aside their bitter rivalries and work together to solve cryptic clues to break free. But as the game begins to reveal the team’s darkest secrets, they realize there’s a price to be paid for the terrible deeds they committed in their ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. As tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly, they must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?

****4 Star Review****

I have only read a couple books with the whole “escape room” plot but I will say this is my favorite one! From the very beginning of the book, I was hooked!

This book is told in two different viewpoints which flip back and forth to one another. You will read Sara Hall’s story. Sara is a young woman trying desperately to make it big in her career. After getting turn down multiple times, she lands her dream job. The long hours, hard work and horrible co-workers don’t bother her because she has a mother and father to help support. She is living her dream until someone dies. At which point, this book takes you on a completely suspenseful ride.

Then you get the viewpoints of 4 co-workers who are taking part in the Escape Room challenge. The deceit, lies and schemes all start to come out. No one trust the person next to them and all hell breaks lose! I didn’t know what I was going to read next because the twists had my mind thinking one thing and then it completely flipped to something different.

Further into the book, the two versions start blending together and everything starts to add up, revealing things I didn’t see coming.

The ending got a little far-fetched at times but it didn’t take away from the story. It was the perfect ending for this story and I saying this with an evil grin on my face!

Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the advance copy. I am really looking forward to more books from this author!

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