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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin



Review

This is Megan Goldin's debut book and I have to say Wow. It is very well written. It has a ton of twists built into the plot itself. When you finally hit the climax of the book, all you can think is "I didn't see that coming". The characters are well written and it is easy to follow them throughout the story.

I do have to say that when I was first offered a chance to read this book, I was unsure if I wanted too. I am not a big finance person and was concerned that it would be too heavily in finance and hard to understand. However, I did not find this to be the case. Even though the story follows investors and their day to day in their jobs, it is super easy to follow. Megan does not use a ton of finance jargon where you would feel like you would have to look up the word to even know what they were talking about. Even though she does not use a ton finance jargon, she does use some not familiar words where I had to look up what they meant. I am a smart person and have a masters degree, so this detracted me from the story a little when I had to look up what certain words meant.

I also have to say that I am not a big fan of prologues because often I find that by the time you finish it and start reading chapter one that the two do not connect easily. This was not the case with the prologue to this book though. It was easy to follow. The same goes for the chapters of the books. Megan alternates each chapters point of view between Sara Halls and those trapped in the elevator/escape room. Each chapter is clearly marked with whose point of view the chapter is being told in. The chapters that are from the point of view of those trapped in the elevator, Sam, Jules, Sylvie, and Vincent, are all in the present tense. Sara Hall's starts from the past and slowly works its way to the present. Sara's chapters help tie in what is going on in the elevator by providing the important back story.

My favorite character of the entire book was Lucy as it shines a light on to mental health. Lucy is extremely intelligent and was diagnoses with autism as a young child. She is considered to have high functioning autism and her co-workers at Stanhope see and treat her very differently. She does connect with one co-worker though.

I'm only giving this book 4 stars out of the 5. I'm giving it this writing because I find the difficult words to understand as well as the few spelling/grammatical errors to detract from the story line itself. I am looking forward to seeing what else Megan Gouldin comes out with and hope that they are only as good or even better then The Escape Room.

Thank you St. Martin's Press for allowing me to review this great psychological thriller.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis

Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are ruthlessly ambitious high-flyers working in the lucrative world of Wall Street finance where deception and intimidation thrive. Getting rich is all that matters, and they'll do anything to reach the top.


When they are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, dark secrets of their team begin to be laid bare.
The biggest mystery to solve in this lethal game: What happened to Sara Hall? Once a young shining star—”now gone but not forgotten”.

This is no longer a game. They’re fighting for their lives. 

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