Publisher Michael Joseph
Length 361 pages
My Copy provided by the publisher
The Escape Room is a perfect balance of white-collar and psychological crime which plays on the one percent's penchant for a privileged life where lust, greed, and murder equals wealth.
Four top investment bankers are lured into an empty building under the guise of a demand by the company's human resources department, presumably to discuss a round of firings giving the company's recent poor performance. Upon entering the elevator, the four, all consumed by their phone screens are oblivious to the fact that the door closing symbolizes the end of their careers as they know it.
Enter the escape room; a team-building exercise? A twisted game? Or something more sinister?
Author Megan Goldin cleverly crafts a white hot slow burn of a story filled with deceptive characters and murderous twists in the confines of a claustrophobic elevator.
My rating: 4/5 stars. I thought The Escape Room was a lot of fun to read. Sara Hall, the lead character is personable and easy to relate to, while the high powered investment bankers each have plenty of backstory and read 'real'.
You can read my earlier review of The Girl in Kellers Way, the debut novel by Megan Goldin by clicking on the link below"
Review: THE GIRL IN KELLERS WAY by Megan Goldin