An exciting beginning but what followed didn’t quite take the story over the mountaintop. It was lacking something for this reader that would have put it over the top.
In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam make billion-dollar deals and live in luxury. Getting rich is all that matters, and they’ll do anything to get ahead. When they are ordered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise, things start to go horribly wrong. They are made to answer for profiting from a workplace where deception and intimidation thrive.
While I didn’t find the story 100% engaging, I did want to see how the story unfolded. Was this a mystery? It didn’t really feel like it, but there were a few times when my heart beat just a bit faster than normal. But the ending didn’t do anything for me because it didn’t feel complete. While one character’s story is closed, there was another character’s story that was left open in my opinion. I needed an epilogue!
This review doesn’t feel complete, yet I can’t think of another thing to say about this book. I’ll close by saying that this isn’t the best book I’ve read, but it’s not the worst book I’ve read either. Give it a try if Wall Street and a bit of mystery are your thing.
St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley provided me with an advanced copy of this book.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: The Escape Room
Author: Megan Goldin
Release Date: July 30, 2019