My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Sarah Hall is living a dream life. She has a handsome and successful boyfriend, building a prosperous career at Wall Street’s hedge fund Stanhope and Sons, and financial stability. Her future is bright and full of hope. The only thing that bothers Sarah is her team, Vincent, Jules, Lucy, Sylvie, and Sam, a group of deceitful, ruthless and secretive people. But in order to survive in the financial world, one has to grow a tough skin, right? Fortunately, Sarah creates a close friendship with one of her teammates, however, Lucy insists on their friendship to be a secret in their work circle.
On a chilly Friday evening, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam receive an invite to an escape room challenge, a team-building exercise. However, the organizer has much darker plans for the group. During their time in the locked elevator, each member of the group evaluates their lives, steps they took to “lock” their deals, people they have destroyed. And, of course, the simple reason behind their actions – money. As hours pass by, “the big four” are starting to realize that this is no longer a game, someone is out for revenge…
The Escape Room is a dark phycological thriller about loyalty, survival and most importantly -vengeance. It was a thrilling read with many twists and turns. A thoroughly engrossing novel that I won’t soon forget.
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press Publisher for an advanced free copy of the book and Megan Goldin for cleverly written and well-plotted novel.