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  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785477
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

The Escape Room




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

  • Pub date: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785477
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Megan Goldin

Megan Goldin worked as a foreign correspondent for the ABC and Reuters in Asia and the Middle East where she covered war zones and wrote about war, peace and international terrorism. After she had her third child, she returned to her hometown of Melbourne to raise her three sons and write fiction, often while waiting for her children at their sports training sessions. The Girl in Kellers Way is Megan Goldin’s debut novel.

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Praise for The Escape Room

“Fantastic – one of my favorite books of the year.”

Lee Child

“The pages turn themselves…THE ESCAPE ROOM delivers all that it promises. It is a sleek, well-crafted ride to a surprisingly twisty conclusion.”

New York Times Book Review

“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

“There is clearly no happy ending likely for the four colleagues trapped inside [the escape room]; but fans of JP Delany and Ruth Ware will want to be right in there with them…a nail-biting tale of a corporate team-building exercise gone horribly wrong.”

Booklist

“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

“Cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you'll be caught in your own escape room—the only key to freedom is turning the last page!”

Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“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

“Riveting…[a] tale of greed and revenge set on Wall Street…Thriller fans will eagerly turn the pages to see what happens next.”

Publishers Weekly

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

New Idea

“A shrewd, brilliantly structured thriller doubling as a takedown of corporate culture.”

Shelf Awareness

“High wire tension from the first moment to the last. Four ruthless people locked in a deadly game where victory means survival. Gripping and unforgettable!”

Harlan Coben

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

Sydney Morning Herald

“Fantastic. One of my favorite books of the year.”

Lee Child

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

Good Reading

“Amazing...a thriller set in an elevator [that explores] the vast territory of people's worst natures. A nightmarish look inside ourselves. Simply riveting.”

Louise Penny


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The heart-stopping new novel of deception and delusion from the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN KELLERS WAY.
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The author on her love of the crime and thriller genre and discovering the seed of The Escape Room.
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Megan Goldin on the experience of writing a second book following the release of her debut novel.

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