The Escape Room: A Novel (CD-Audio)

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By Megan Goldin, January LaVoy (Read by), Ramon de Ocampo (Read by)
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In the competitive cut-throat world of high finance success, can be murder. Escape Rooms are popular team-building activities for companies right now, however this group of co-workers soon come to realize that this is no ordinary corporate activity. Fast paced and thrilling, Goldin takes you on a wild ride through the world of high finance, risk and revenge.

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— Kim B.

August 2019 Indie Next List

“Megan Goldin’s debut is sheer perfection. I was enthralled, obsessed, and utterly delighted from the gripping first chapter to the very end. The genuine quality of Goldin’s voice is so engaging, you feel like you’re discussing your favorite topics with a best friend. In The Escape Room, four investment bankers trapped in an overheated elevator reach a literal and figurative boiling point as survival becomes questionable. As these deeply flawed central characters fight to keep it together, a mysterious force works behind the glass walls to ensure they leave the elevator changed forever, if they leave at all. I loved every second of this novel and simply cannot wait to tell everyone about it!”
— Lauren Messamore, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS

Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Ruthless corporate executives, high-stakes finance, and revenge: This fast-paced thriller has it all. When four of a firm’s top earners receive a compulsory company invitation to an escape room, they all put their lives on hold (as they always do) and show up. What happens from there is not what they expected, and the situation unravels, revealing the underworld side of high-stakes finance and company loyalty. A page-turner for sure!”
— Beth Mynhier, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest, IL


In Megan Goldin's unforgettable debut, The Escape Room, four young Wall Street rising stars discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge.

Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.

In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style—but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost.

Invited to participate in an escape room as a team-building exercise, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high rise building, eager to prove themselves. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition: they’re caught in a dangerous game of survival.

Trapped in the dark, the colleagues must put aside their bitter rivalries and work together to solve cryptic clues to break free. But as the game begins to reveal the team’s darkest secrets, they realize there’s a price to be paid for the terrible deeds they committed in their ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. As tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly, they must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?

Praise for The Escape Room:

"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

"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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

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 now based in Melbourne, Australia where she raises three sons and is a foster mum to Labrador puppies learning to be guide dogs.

January Lavoie has narrated the Sweet Valley Confidential series for Macmillan Audio, as well as The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck and Dreams of the Dead by Perri O’Shaughnessy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250221537
ISBN-10: 1250221536
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019