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The heart-stopping new novel of deception and delusion from the bestselling author of The Girl in Kellers Way.

‘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 final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?

'Fantastic – one of my favorite books of the year.' Lee Child


'Megan Goldin has done it again: tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in telling ways ... this is top-shelf, page-turning crime.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Make yourself a cuppa and get stuck into this compelling page-turner.' New Idea

‘Goldin’s debut The Girl in Kellers Way was a winner, but The Escape Room takes her mastery of the thriller to the next level – and the very last page.’ Herald Sun

Reviews

Fantastic – one of my favorite books of the year.

Lee Child

Goldin’s debut The Girl in Kellers Way was a winner, but The Escape Room takes her mastery of the thriller to the next level – and the very last page.

Herald Sun

The Escape Room is a perfect balance of white-collar and psychological crime which plays on the one percent's penchant for a privileged life where lust, greed and murder equals wealth...Megan Goldin cleverly crafts a white-hot slow burn of a story filled with deceptive characters and murderous twists in the confines of a claustrophobic elevator.

Just a Guy Who Likes To Read

Wall Street high flyers, the question of entitlement, an elevator and a killer puzzle to solve before it’s too late …The Escape Room is a book that delivers.

Mrs B's Book Reviews

Make yourself a cuppa and get stuck into this compelling page-turner.

New Idea

'Megan Goldin has done it again: tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in telling ways ... this is top-shelf, page-turning crime.'

Sydney Morning Herald

The twists and turns embedded in the plot are sure to engage and entice readers from the first page to the last.

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143785477

    May 28, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Audio Download

    9780143792604

    May 28, 2018

    Penguin Random House Australia Audio

    RRP $26.99

    Online retailers

    • Audible
    • Google Play
  • EBook

    9781760143640

    May 28, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Extract

Prologue

It was Miguel who called 911 at 4.07 a.m. on an icy Sunday morning. The young security guard spoke in an unsteady voice, fear disguised by cocky nonchalance.

Miguel had been an aspiring bodybuilder until he injured his back lifting boxes in a warehouse job. He still had a muscular build, with dark hair and a cleft in his chin. Miguel was a night guard at an office tower complex in the final stages of construction. He was half-way through his shift when it happened.

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