First off, let me say that I a thrilled to be an official stop on The Escape Room’s blog tour! Have you ever put a book on your hold list at the library or bought a book because the description sounded good? But then you bring it home and it sits on the nightstand and it seems like every single book in your house is more appealing than that title?
I’m going to be totally honest here, I was kind of feeling that was about The Escape Room. Sure, it sounded good when I first requested it, but I’d had a recent run of slightly lackluster thrillers and I thought it seemed like more of the same.
I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong and I was so terribly wrong. I started reading it and it was PAINFUL to put it down.After a slump, this one renewed my faith in the suspense genre. Ya’ll, it is so good!
From the Publisher:
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 are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, 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 and intimidation thrive.
Tempers fray and the escape room’s clues turn more and more ominous, leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster. If they want to survive, they’ll have to solve one final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?
There’s just something about a rags to riches story. And what better way to go from rags to riches than as a penniless recent grad working at a greasy spoon diner, trying to find a job to not only support herself, but help pay for her ailing parent’s medical bills turned high paid financial superstar at one of the world’s most prestigious firms.
I could almost see the makeover montage in my head. This was Sara’s story. Sara? Who is Sara you might say, as she isn’t mentioned in the book’s description? The book cuts back and forth from Sara’s story as she rises in the firm to the story of the 4 executives in present day who are stuck in an elevator escape room.
I really loved this one and it was so hard to put down. And since I started it on a whim, I hadn’t set aside a considerable amount of time to really delve in and I had to keep putting it down and coming back. Oh the horror.
I don’t want to give away too much, but as you can probably guess, with high powered people who will do anything to become richer, morals do not play a huge roll. We see firsthand through Sara how things start innocently enough, but once you are on that runaway train, well, there’s no stopping it.
You must check this one out, it’s fabulous and Megan Goldin has sky-rocketed to the top of my author’s to watch list. Special thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s for an advanced e-galley in exchange for my honest review. This one is available July 30, 2019!
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