Book Review, NetGalley, Psychological, St. Martin's Press, Thriller

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin


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.


Have you ever been stuck in an elevator with 3 people you can’t trust? Getting out with their lives intact may be difficult.

The story goes back and forth between Sara’s story and “The Elevator”. Sara is a sad and lonely woman who thinks she has finally found success at a large New York company, only to be caught up in the mysterious death of her co-worker and friend and eventually losing her job because she asked too many questions. Her life is in ruins and it looks pretty bleak.

Jump to a year or so later and Sara’s four colleagues are stuck in the company’s elevator assuming they have been called there for an escape room game where they have to answer clues to get out.  Little do they know, someone has found out their secrets and plans to make their life a living hell.

The characters are naive, brilliant, contemptible, and shallow. The emotions will run high when one reads about the low and backstabbing things these people do because of money and power. And some are too naive to see it before it’s too late.

I was blown away by this story! It is so original and well-planned out that I was glued to it to the end. Let’s just say, revenge is sweet. A chilling read that will make you look at your co-workers a bit differently. Recommend highly!

Thank you to Ms. Goldin, St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectations of a positive review given.


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Megan GoldinMegan Goldin was a journalist before she became a writer. She reported from the Middle East for the Associated Press, Reuters, the (Australian) ABC, and other news outlets. She worked in Asia as a reporter and editor for Reuters and Yahoo!. She is the author of The Escape Room, which will be released in the U.S. and UK in 2019, and The Girl In Kellers Way. 

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