ARC Review: The Escape Room

41150380Title: The Escape Room
Author: Megan Goldin
Release date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Synopsis: Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are ruthlessly ambitious high-flyers working in the lucrative world of Wall Street finance where deception and intimidation thrive. Getting rich is all that matters, and they’ll do anything to reach the top.

When they are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, dark secrets of their team begin to be laid bare.

The biggest mystery to solve in this lethal game: What happened to Sara Hall? Once a young shining star—”now gone but not forgotten”.

This is no longer a game.
They’re fighting for their lives.


The Escape Room is a book that I was not able to put down from the very beginning. This is the type of thriller that I search for and rarely find. Honestly I tire of “The Girl in the…” (though I still read them) and author Megan Goldin has strayed away from the cookie cutter mystery-thriller and given us something different.

Sarah just earned her MBA and comes highly recommended from professors and colleagues, yet she hasn’t landed a job until she comes to interview with the firm at Stanhope and Sons. She lands the job in no place other than in the elevator with ‘the best of the best.’ From there, everything escalates. Sarah is trapped on the elevator with four co-workers in darkness with no water, no food, and in darkness. At first this is thought to be an average escape room team building scenario. However, they soon learn that it isn’t just their jobs, but their lives that are on the line.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Book Soundtrack: “This is War” by Thirty Seconds to Mars


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