Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.
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 become trapped in an elevator escape room, 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, intimidation and sexual harassment 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 more final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?
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This was a fantastic, tense and gripping thriller which is based around one of my worse fears of getting stuck in a lift! The characters go through every emotion as they try and figure out how to get out. From fear, claustrophobia, thirst, hunger to greed and lust their emotions are so intense that they seem almost palpable. Gone are the polished high flying people that they normally present to the world and instead the author allows us to see the people they actually are and it was quite fascinating to see the stark contrast at times.
Wall Street isn’t a place I’m likely to inhabit so I found it very interesting to learn more about it in the behind the scenes glimpse the author gives us. It’s a very tense, competitive environment which I’d not enjoy with everyone just out for themselves. It makes the characters seem very unlikeable and it did take me a while to feel sorry for them.
This was a very fast paced read which gripped me from the start. The high pressure atmosphere the five characters find themselves makes for fascinating reading, particularly when the riddles start getting personal and everything gets a little nasty. I must admit I got a bit caught up in the situation, wanting to keep reading to see what happens to them and to see if they get justice for their awful experience. The ending was brilliant and I felt a fantastic way to finish the book.
This unbelievably is the author’s debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future. I think this would make a fantastic film, which is not something I say often about books!
Huge thanks to Kelly from St. Martin’s Press for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
MEGAN GOLDIN reported from the Middle East for the Associated Press, Reuters, and the ABC. During nearly two decades as a journalist, she wrote about war, peace, and international terrorism. After living in the US, the Middle East, and Asia, she now resides in Australia with her husband and three sons.