The Escape Room by Melanie Goldin | Review

The Escape Room | Melanie Goldin | St. Martin's Press | Pub: July 30, 2019 | Pages: 357

What a book!! This grabbed me from the very first Chapter!

Someone described this book as Saw in an elevator; and I agree, granted a less gory version of Saw. This book was full of surprises and twists I did not expect or see coming! It was very well written, creative and entertaining.

This book is told in different POVs, which makes it even better and ups the surprise factor!

This isn’t quite a 5-stars for me personally, just because as much as this was suspenseful and gripping, I ended up really disliking the four colleagues stuck in the elevator and didn’t care for their backstory, that part was a bit slow-paced, and then out of nowhere, it took a major positive turn!

Great story, great premise, and great ending!

Highly recommend this book and Melanie Goldin has gained a fan!

Thank you to St. Martin's Press for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.

In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style―but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost.

Invited to participate in an escape room challenge as a team-building exercise, 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, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition: 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 begins to reveal the team’s darkest secrets, they realize there’s a price to be paid for the terrible deeds they committed in their ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. As tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly, they must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?

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