Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review - The Escape Room

Title:   The Escape Room
Author:  Megan Goldin
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   368
Date of Publication:  July 30, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars


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.
*This book was previously published on May 28, 2018*


A mandatory team-building activity. At the very least, that is what everyone thinks. Who are we talking about? Vincent, Jules, Sylvia and Sam. What are they about engage in? Escaping from a locked elevator by following specific clues. How are they connected? They are investment bankers who all work for the same lucrative corporate firm.

Four intelligent adults. A few hours in a locked elevator. How bad could it possibly get? After all, escape rooms are becoming more and more popular. However, nothing about any of this is easy. Instead, what is about to happen to the four of them is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Although there are four in the elevator, there are two more people that were associated with the firm. In fast format the story shifts between the elevator scene and the two others who are not there now. One of the people not there proves to be the catalyst of it all. She is Sara Hall and her absence is not only deeply noted, but is deeply connected. The question is whether or not any of them will make the real connection and what their immediate futures will promise.

The Escape Room is a thriller of the highest caliber. It is an incredibly intense story that was literally impossible to put down. The shift between past and present was both rapid and heart-stopping. When discussing this book with another reader, two words came to mind immediately, absolutely brilliant.

Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Megan 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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  1. I will have to grab this book as it sounds like my kind of read. Great review.

  2. I've seen tons of people getting ARCs of this one. Glad it lived up to the publicity!!

  3. I loved this one as well! Great review!

  4. Amazing review Robin I really want to check this book out because I heard nothing but great things about it. I am really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.