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

The Escape Room

Squid Game meets The Traitors, a gripping debut thriller about a reality TV show that turns deadly




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

  • Published: 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 correspondent for Reuters and other media outlets, where she covered war, peace, international terrorism, and financial meltdowns in the Middle East and Asia. She is the author of three internationally bestselling thrillers: Stay Awake, The Night Swim and The Escape Room. She is now based in Melbourne, where she raises three sons and is a foster mum to Labrador puppies learning to be guide dogs.

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Praise for The Escape Room

Praise for L. D. Smithson:

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‘Immediately immersive, and scary as can be.’

Lee Child

‘Stylish, glamorous and clever.’

Andrea Mara

‘A gut-wrenching read.’

Woman’s Own

‘A proper, twisty nerve-wracking thriller.’

Emma Curtis

‘A definite page-turner. The pace never slackens. One for people who like puzzles and contemporary themes and characters.’

Faith Martin, multi-million-copy bestselling author

'Wow! What a page-turner. I'm a Celebrity meets Lord of the Flies. The nicest people turning on each other when the going gets tough.'

Emma Curtis

'Dark, disturbing and addictive. A jaw-dropping thriller that delves into the best and worst of human nature in our fight to survive. Loved it'

L. C. North

Smart, suspenseful and seriously tense, The Escape Room is the very definition of a page turner.

Culturefly

'The pace is relentless, meaning there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout.'

Belfast Telegraph

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The heart-stopping new novel of deception and delusion from the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN KELLERS WAY. Learn more - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-escape-room-9780143785477