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SUMMARY The Escape Room

Be laid bareThe 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.. Team building at its best or worstRuthless ambitious selfish greedy jealous intelligent hardworking devious and trapped are words that can easily describe Vincent Sam Jules and Sylvie They live a life of luxury fueled by the adrenaline that comes from making billion dollar deals No one looks better works harder or lives faster than these four It s a dog eat dog world they work in on wall street They put work first ALWAYS So when a text is received announcing a compulsory team building exercise an escape room if you will they all show up They get trapped in an elevator and must figure out how to escape What could go wrongNow this was a fun book to read on a rainy day I must give it points for originality and execution Goldin pulled off this clever tale of involving high finance back stabbing revenge and ingenuity with finesse which left me not only impressed but entertained My advice is to suspend some disbelief and curl up with this book Wowza this book was good I love reading all kinds of books and this book was a fun one which did not reuire much thought but had a huge pay off in terms of enjoy ability It sucked me and I was drawn to the fast paced life the characters lived The story flips back and forth between them being trapped in the elevator and events leading up to this team building exercise This made for a fast read which had me captivated and turning the pages with a devilish grin on my faceHighly recommendThank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

DOWNLOAD ´ TOBERMOREDRIVEWAYS.CO.UK À Megan Goldin

The Escape Room

Anything to reach the topWhen they are The Escape Kindle ordered to participate in a corporate team building exercise that reuires them to escape from a locked elevator dark secrets of their team begin to. Having to participate in a team building exercise on a Friday night is the last thing colleagues Vincent Jules Sylvie or Sam wanted to do Unfortunately participation is mandatory so they dutifully arrive at the reuested location a remote office building in a shady part of town Greeting each other in the lobby they enter the elevator together for the ride up to the floor mentioned on the invitationThe express elevator ascends uickly and then without warning abruptly stops between floors The lights go out and the heat cranks up Suddenly the team comes to the realization that this is it This is their challenge An Escape Room where the competitive coworkers must put petty rivalries aside and work together to solve the cryptic clues needed in order for them to be releasedAs dark secrets of the team are revealed viciously pitting them against one another they find themselves removed from their normal boardroom backstabbing and thrust into a definitive game of survival The Escape Room set in the world of high stakes Wall Street finance is incredibly ruthless and that s sort of my brand I absolutely flew through this story I could not put it downFollowing the differing perspectives of our cast of characters in the elevator as well as flashbacks to a mysterious former team member Sara Hall the plotting was absolutely brilliant It kept me engaged and guessing the entire way At its heart a complex revenge thriller this stoked my Slytherin heart as I stan a character with the dedication to a long game If you don t know what I mean by this pick up this book This is the epitome of a painstakingly planned long game I had so much fun reading this and it is now definitely one of my favorite books of the year I recommend it to anyone who likes a solid uniue Thriller I can t wait to see what Golden comes up with nextThank you so much to the publisher St Martin s Press for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity and of course love discovering ambitious new authors to obsess over

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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. My team was involved in structuring the acuisition Sylvie who was the team s tax expert figured out that if the production of the parts was taken offshore then we could take advantage of a tax incentive in the destination country that would save our client 110 million over five years That alone would effectively pay for the acuisition My reaction to The Escape Room was not expected I d seen some mixed reviews from friends with some calling it a little cheesy or saying that all characters were unlikable both true but everyone seemed to agree on one thing that it was compelling And honestly that s all I really wanted Some nice undemanding thrillsBut this book bored me almost senseless I can t believe it took me nearly two weeks to finish itThe book is being sold as an escape room style challenge that turns nasty Four colleagues Vincent Jules Sylvie and Sam are trapped in an elevator or lift as I would say in a bizarre corporate team building exercise and are presented with clues to help them escape Except this part of the book only takes up a small percentage of the page time While it s true that every other chapter we return to the elevator to hear these four highly obnoxious people whine about their circumstances bitch about each other s work at the company and complain about their six figure bonuses the majority of the book goes back in time and is narrated by another of their colleagues called Sara Hall The majority of the book is actually about investment bankers at a top level firm We hear again and again about the luxuries that come with working there and the sacrifices that must be made Snooze worthy detailing of closing deals and who gets the biggest share of the bonus The opening pages of the book reveal that it all ends in a bloodbath and yet it is hard to see why we should care Rather than wondering who died and why I spent most of the book feeling like I wouldn t mind killing them myselfThe characters in the elevator remain dull and underdeveloped they are nothing than selfish overpaid investment bankers and this made it really hard for me to care about what would happen to any of them Plus the way the book is set out means there is no twist or reveal it is obvious pretty much immediately what is going on and who is responsible Also Can people really go 34 hours without needing to peeBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube


10 thoughts on “The Escape Room

  1. says:

    My team was involved in structuring the acuisition Sylvie who was the team’s tax expert figured out that if the production of the parts was taken offshore then we could take advantage of a tax incentive in the

  2. says:

    Fascinating page turner totally a book cannot be put down Too many puzzles too many uestions so many twists This book contains so much despicable ruthless nasty notorious characters shapeless products from the intercourse Hitler and R Kelly kind of evil evil looks like Tinkerball when you compare him with those in humans characters Each character we learn about them we think we cannot despise but actually yes we can At t

  3. says:

    Wow what an amazing book I've read many psychological thrillers but this one is at a different level entirely In a world where greed rules and everything else is just an annoyance we see 4 members of an elite investment banking team embarking

  4. says:

    5 stars for the entertainment factor ZERO

  5. says:

    Hello friends let me introduce you to my latest compulsive read It was utter bananas and for those who need a grounded realistic thriller this is not for you However if you fall into the category of I need a fast paced balls to the wall compulsive page turner do yourself a favor and move The Escape Room to the to

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    Having to participate in a 'team building exercise' on a Friday night is the last thing colleagues Vincent Jules Sylvie or Sam wanted to do Unfortunately participation is mandatory so they dutifully arrive at the reuested location a remote office building in a shady part of town Greeting each other in the lobby they enter the elev

  7. says:

    Team building at its best or worstRuthless ambitious selfish greedy jealous intelligent hardworking devious and trapped are words that can easily describe Vincent Sam Jules and Sylvie They live a life of luxury fueled by the adrenaline that comes from making billion dollar deals No one looks better works harder or lives faster than these four It's a dog eat dog world they work in on wall street They put work fi

  8. says:

    OMGYESThis captivating engrossing book had me transfixed from page one Waste not one minute wondering if this one is worth the read; jump in and do it It SO isThe book covers two storylines the first is that of Sara Hall a bright MBA up and comer who is fortunate enough as a result of a chance meeting in an elevator to get a shot at the dazzl

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    425If you’ve ever been in a corporate setting you may be familiar with this The dreaded yet mandatory work event

  10. says:

    My reviews can also be seen at StarsI’ve always been curious about “Escape Rooms” This sounded like such an

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