The Escape Room (Large Print / Library Binding)
August 2019 Indie Next List
“Megan Goldin’s debut is sheer perfection. I was enthralled, obsessed, and utterly delighted from the gripping first chapter to the very end. The genuine quality of Goldin’s voice is so engaging, you feel like you’re discussing your favorite topics with a best friend. In The Escape Room, four investment bankers trapped in an overheated elevator reach a literal and figurative boiling point as survival becomes questionable. As these deeply flawed central characters fight to keep it together, a mysterious force works behind the glass walls to ensure they leave the elevator changed forever, if they leave at all. I loved every second of this novel and simply cannot wait to tell everyone about it!”
— Lauren Messamore, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS
Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List
“Ruthless corporate executives, high-stakes finance, and revenge: This fast-paced thriller has it all. When four of a firm’s top earners receive a compulsory company invitation to an escape room, they all put their lives on hold (as they always do) and show up. What happens from there is not what they expected, and the situation unravels, revealing the underworld side of high-stakes finance and company loyalty. A page-turner for sure!”
— Beth Mynhier, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest, IL
In the world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. Invited to participate in an escape room challenge, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high-rise building, eager to prove themselves. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, they�re caught in a dangerous game of survival. Trapped in the dark, the colleagues must put aside their bitter rivalries and work together to solve cryptic clues to break free. But as the game reveals the team�s darkest secrets, tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly. They must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?