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Publisher Description

"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

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 challenge 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?

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 30
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Ines66tet ,

The Escape Room

What a great idea for a novel. The author draws you in chapter by chapter. The momentum of her writing is enough to carry the reader through the somewhat implausible ending. Weak at the end but I enjoyed it anyway.

Halsterx ,

The Escape Room

3/5 stars. Clever at times and lame at other times. Not destined for the best sellers list.

AlyssaMarie15 ,

It was great, but boring ending

Overall great book, I don’t want to spoil anything so the whole beginning and middle was captivating and entertaining to read. Lots of details and keeps you turning the page. However, it feels like once you get towards the closing it just stops. Leaves you with questions, felt rushed. The ending didn’t explain what happened next and didn’t wrap anything up.

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