Author: Megan Goldin
Pub: July 2019
It’s my turn on the blog tour for The Escape Room! First of all I have never done one of those escape rooms (I would love to!) but I had an idea of how they work before reading this novel. So let’s go to the point!
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?
Megan delivered a straight up revenge story that checked all the marks for an over the top thriller. Told in two view points, Sara Hall and the team on the elevator.
The classic story of big fish eats small fish in a financial work environment where power and money are the rule.
- Vincent, the boss.
- Sylvie, the beauty. She gets away with anything because her best asset is her looks.
- Lucy, the brains, aka the money maker. Being on the spectrum and taken under Vincent’s wing didn’t matter so much.
- Jules and Sam, the pawns.
- Sara, the main character in this novel and the only friendly coworker Lucy had.
Sara Hall just landed the job of her dreams. The one that will take her to the exclusive group of wealthy financial bankers. What she didn’t know was that her coworkers already had established who’s getting in or out. She becomes friends with Lucy, and their friendship eventually is what will keep Sara fighting for revenge.
I was definitely grabbed by the story since the very beginning. As we all know there is a bloody start!
Being trapped inside an elevator seems to be no joke. I found the descriptions of the scenes inside of it and the character feelings from being trapped very spot on.
My only issues were: (Spoiler alert!) that wanted Sara to know about what really happened inside the elevator. Was she aware? Also that I find a little bit unrealistic that she became a master IT tech with knowledge enough to control an entire elevator and everything else.
A very nice debut from the Megan and despite’s those minor issues I really enjoyed it! This book is also part of the Book Sparks summer challenge read. #SRC2019
Stay tuned for a questions and answers to the author Megan Goldin.
* Thanks to St. Martin’s press for my copy*