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The Escape Room | blog tour

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.

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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!

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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

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