Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and review The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, and participate on a blog tour! The Escape Room is officially OUT as of yesterday, ready for you to devour.
Set in the world of investment banking and Wall Street, four bankers are urged to embark on a team-building escape room on a Friday evening. They board an elevator, eager to get the formalities done and over with and back to their high-flying lives. The elevator stops and the stakes are raised: this is not a typical escape room.
In a broken elevator, the four have to reckon with the actions that they took to get to this point. While they work on a team for nearly 80 hours a week, tensions are as high as the stakes.
What I really enjoyed about this book was the alternating chapters between a former colleague and the four bankers hoping to escape. I loved putting the pieces together as the drama unfolded and the story lines converged.
For every awful character, there were a few you wanted to root for. Something about the claustrophobic nature of the elevator escape room makes me think that this would be a great read for on a plane!
For: readers who can appreciate unlikeable characters with some dark secrets
Pairs well with: a glass of ice-cold water and some takeout to channel your inner New Yorker.
Rating: 4/5 stars