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Title : The Escape Room
About the author: (credit to Goodreads)
Publish Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: St Martin’s Press, Macmillan
About the Book:
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?
What I Loved/Thought:
“𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎 𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚖. 𝚈𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚕𝚎. 𝙶𝚎𝚝 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎.” —𝙼𝚎𝚐𝚊𝚗 𝙶𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗, 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙴𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚙𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚖
What a wild ride! Okay, let it be said that before this book, I toyed with the idea of trying An Escape Room strategy game at some point. After this book, yeah, no. I started this book and it was clear that I wouldn’t be getting much done before I finished. I connected with the characters, and needed to find out what the actual heck was going on. Was this for real or was it part of the game? Just who is behind this? I needed answers! This is exactly why I fell in love with mystery/thrillers! The fast ride, the fast turning pages, the crazy backstories.
“One of my favorite books of the year.” —Lee Child
“Cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you’ll be caught in your own escape room—the only key to freedom is turning the last page!” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“A sleek, well-crafted ride.” —The New York Times