Hello! I am pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, which is available now (links below). [With huge, huge apologies that this post should have been published yesterday.]
About the book
Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.
In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the ultimate high-flyers. Ruthlessly ambitious, they make billion-dollar deals and live lives of outrageous luxury. Getting rich is all that matters, and they’ll do anything to get ahead.
When the four of them become trapped in an elevator escape room, things start to go horribly wrong. They have to put aside their fierce office rivalries and work together to solve the clues that will release them. But in the confines of the elevator the dark secrets of their team are laid bare. They are made to answer for profiting from a workplace where deception, intimidation and sexual harassment thrive.
Tempers fray and the escape room’s clues turn more and more ominous, leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster. If they want to survive, they’ll have to solve one more final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?
The Escape Room is a very modern and stiflingly claustrophobic mystery thriller.
The prologue is absolutely heart-pounding and with it Megan Goldin sets the scene for the rest of the book. The tension rises with each passing chapter and as the links between the present and the flashbacks become clear the revelations come thick and fast.
While some of the high finance and investment banking-speak was sometimes a little over my head, the characters were clearly defined, in all their hideous complexity. Their age-old emotions, motives and machinations vie for centre stage with an original concept, a very modern setting and cutting edge technology.
Although, for me, after all the development, the book came to a slightly abrupt end, it was a hell of an enjoyable ride and I would definitely read more from Megan Goldin.
Thank you to NetGalley and Orion for my copy of The Escape Room and to Tracy Fenton for my spot on the blog tour.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for The Escape Room: