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The Escape Room Reviews

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

The Escape Room

Megan Goldin

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1 review

Imprint: St. Martin's Press
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 30 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781250219657

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.

5 stars out of 5
Geoffrey Wansell
15 Aug 2019

"a rivetingly high-concept tale"

Four Wall Street high-flyers find themselves trapped in a lift in a not-yet-occupied office building in the South Bronx, New York. They are all ridiculously over-paid and ruthlessly ambitious and all have been directed there by an office exercise called ‘escape room’, in which they are trapped in a lift for an hour.

Their only objective is to get out — but how? Like rats in a trap, they reveal their true characters and descend into bitter conflict, especially after one of them produces a gun. It emerges that the exercise has not been organised by their employer, but by someone else. The question is, who? And will they emerge alive? Spine-chilling stuff.