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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

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Book Summary 

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 challenge 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?



Condition: Like New (may contain a publisher extra mark)

Hardcover, Published July 2019

ISBN 9781250219657

2 reviews for The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

  1. Chandra

    This is one of those books where I love to hate the characters. The only character I felt for was Lucy. The rest are your typical greedy, rich finance people who care about nothing but themselves and the money that affords their lifestyles. If you can suspend reality and enjoy this for what it is, you’ll have a lot of fun with it. I always find it interesting that people can do this with movies but not so much with books sometimes 🤷🏻‍♀️.

    There were some moments in reading that made me think of the movie Devil (of course, it’s the elevator action). You really never know what people are capable of until they’re put in a high stress situation. While the end few chapters got a little bit “woah”, I actually really enjoyed this part! We know from the synopsis that secrets come to light and as usual, these don’t sit well with the other occupants. The back and forth from Sara’s climb from Chicago to NYC and up the corporate ladder is well done and I do like how everything fans out. It’s a man eat woman world out there!

    I think the problem with The Escape Room is the expectation. You’re expecting this crazy escape room with puzzles to be solved in a locked elevator and that’s like maybe 1% of the book. Yes they’re locked in the elevator but the escape room “plot” you’re expecting is really nil and just an idea, not reality – which I suppose at the end of the day is exactly what happens to the characters in the book so same, same? *wink*
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  2. Amy

    Sylvie, Jules, Sam, and Vincent are members of an investment banking team at an elite company. The only thing that really matters to them is getting richer. They won’t let anyone or anything get in the way of achieving their goal. ⁣⁣
    When they are ordered to participate in a mandatory team-building exercise; they just want to get it over with. ⁣⁣They are required to escape from a locked elevator, which doesn’t seem so bad, right? When the clues start to appear, their dark secrets start to surface, which puts everyone on edge. After an hour passes, which is the normal time for an escape room, their fear really sets in. They realize this might not really be a game after all. So who is really behind the Escape Room and what do they want with them? ⁣⁣

    Wow, what a ride! I really wasn’t excepting to like this one as much as I did. I was nervous because I was thinking, “How could a whole book basically take place in one room”? The story alternates between the time in the Escape Room and the events leading up to it. Some parts were predictable but I don’t think it took away from the story. It definitely was a page turner and I didn’t want to put it down.

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