E–pub/Kindle [The Escape Room: 'One of my favourite Libros of the year' LEE CHILD] Por Megan Goldin
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Revealed Rivalry Personal History And Rivalry personal history and differentials divide the group but in order to make it out alive do any of them have what it takes to change their ways and rediscover their scruplesHaving worked in the investment banking industry I had high hopes for The Escape Room and can certainly attest to the authenticity of so much of Megan Goldin s portrayal of the workplace climate Whilst for the most part the novel is a solid thriller with a sympathetic protagonist to vie for the bulk of the story consists of flashbacks with the four bankers inside the escape room in the elevator dictating very little of the novel s direction There is however much to praise and Goldin is a dab hand in highlighting the culture of the industry and the dog eat dog world that exists before resorting to the far fetched in order to deliver a satisfying and oh so wacky and twisty conclusion When a book opens with
A Uote From Sun Tzu The Supreme Art Of War uote from Sun Tzu The supreme art of war to subdue the enemy without fighting it really sets the scene for what is to comeAlternating chapters from the lift four and new junior executive Sara Hall we learn of Stanhope Sons the cut throat finance industry of Wall Street ruthless ambition greed and envyHow companies use greed and ambition with the promise of a luxury lifestyle to brainwash employees into losing their moral compassSara and fellow colleague Lucy branded a misfit are social outcasts who don t uite fit in with the others but are useful enough for them to eep around I loved both of these characters Sara for her underdog tenacity and Lucy for her uiet but extraordinary intelligenceI m not going to go into the plot as this is a book you really don t want to accidentally spoilThis book is a masterclass on the claustrophobic thriller Where to begin A very intriguing synopsis let down my a far fetched plot and sloppy editingFour work colleagues are sent on what they think is some sort of escape room team bonding session only to uickly realise they were wrong and it is something far sinisterWhen you begin a story at the end and work backwards with readers Herbier et autres collections knowing part of the outcome the journey to the end needs to be very good and this book wasn t Unlikable characters plot holes repetitive details crazy revenge plot unbelievable story line leads to a book I wouldn t recommend If you re thrilled lover it s nothing you haven t read before No great twists you don t see coming I would put in my best Simon Cowell voice and describe it as distinctly average but it s not even average Wasn t the worst book I ve ever read but based on thisinprobanky wouldn t read any work by the author Absolutely brilliant gripping addictiveThe Escape Room by Megan Goldin is the thriller that I was waiting forIt s completely different of the thrillers I have read so farYES written with capitals to recommend this book. St Four ruthless people locked in a deadly game where victory means survival Gripping and unforgettable Harlan CobenFantastic One of my favourite books of the year Lee ChildAmazinga thriller set in an elevator that explores the vast territory of people's worst natures A nightmarish look inside ourselves Simply riveting Louise PennyA sharp slick utterly engrossing thriller Thisnockout debut hooked me from the first page and didn't let go Cristina Alger USA Today bestselling author of The Banker's Wi.
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Sara Hall is invited for an interview at the prestigious Stanhope Sons investment bank After several interviews she is selected as one of the chosen few and goes from waitress to the big league overnight As one of the elite she puts in punishing hours in the uest that everyone on Wall Street has to retire at 40The Escape Room introduces us to Sara and her colleagues an Clever engaging interesting and well written This is an enjoyable read that is only slightly let down by the ending which is unrealisticThe storyline is told in two narratives Elevator and Sara Hall Four super star financiers from Stanhope and Sons are involved in a team building exercise called the Escape Room This is the Elevator The four have to solve clues to escape from the Elevator The four are Vincent who is head of the team Jules a lawyer Sam a womaniser and Sylvie ex model All four have very uestionable morals are egotistical greedy and will stab the back of anyone in their determination to be the best As the team building exercise develops things turn badSara Hall is a new recruit in the finance department of Stanhope She is at the lowest rung of the ladder in a dog eat dog teamSara tells in her narrative the difficulties she overcomes to get her job and the poor attitudes of the team towards her However she desperately needs the income and preserves with her unhappy work situation Sara makes one friend in the office Lucy who is borderline genius and on the autistic spectrum Lucy is a ey team member due to her brilliance in maths
and her ability to finalise dealsIt s not easy to divulge without spoilers What I will say is that the plother ability to finalise dealsIt s not easy to divulge without spoilers What I will say is that the plot is different and original The portrayal of the characters excellent It easy to imagine the cutthroat atmosphere in the big financial banking circles where self preservation is the most important factor closely followed by large pay packets The two storylines go well together and readers will be mostly ept guessing as to the outcome When four investment bankers at the lucrative finance house of Stanhope and Sons are summoned by the Human Resources department to a gathering at an out of the way partially constructed office building in the South Bronx they each fear that after an unprofitable year for the team they are about to be sacked When they find themselves thrown into what appears to be a team building exercise in an escape room within an elevator tempers fray Boss and Senior Vice President Vincent de Vries nows that his foothold at the company is weakening but he is just as in the dark as his team members pill popping flesh pressing Sam Bradley whose wife spends money as fast as he earns it alcohol dependent lawyer and divorcee Jules and supercilious former model Sylvie
"who is swimming "is swimming the tide in a male dominated industry When a message flashes up welcoming them to the escape room an. Welcome to the escape room Your goal is simple Get out aliveIn 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 aheadWhen 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 cl. D issuing them with a mission to get out alive it seems like a tasteless joke and the team grow fractious given they all have specific reasons to want out prontoWhen the first two puzzles for the team to solve point in a very personal direction the four realise that this is no run of the mill escape room challenge With no Wi Fi and the clues pointing to an ever darker truth that none of them want to face namely with the death of a phenomenally brainy and autistic coworker in uestionable circumstances tensions rise with the fatality weighing heavy on all of their consciences The lead up to these dramatic events is told by Chicago born Sara Hall who after struggling to fund her MBA and attending countless interviews achieves the ultimate prize with an entry level position as an analyst at prestigious Wall Street firm Stanhope and SonsSara s past tense first person account tells of her gilt edged opportunity to make her fortune so long as she can contend with the ruthless ambition blatant sexism and power hungry colleagues she works amongst The toll of the long hours and the rewards on offer for those who are prepared to be
indoctrinated by the Stanhope and Sons rule book are evident in Sara s story but it is also a world inby the Stanhope and Sons rule book are evident in Sara s story but it is also a world in the spoils become addictive and it is nigh on impossible for some to resist the greed and ambition that it breeds From a modest background and unused to the world she has joined Sara s journey is compelling and her loyalty and honesty is commendableAlthough the novel is breezy and the four colleagues trapped in the elevator escape room have very few redeeming features amongst them thus making it a guilty pleasure fo watch them suffering these scenes do become repetitive as the novel progresses with much of the time spent sniping and point scoring as opposed to solving puzzles As chapters alternate between the unfolding action in the elevator and Sara s backstory the novel never uite proves to be the lightning fast paced thriller that it is billed as I would have appreciated being given a timeline for Sara
Joining The Firm And The Crucial Events As Whilst Thethe firm and the crucial events as whilst the action takes place over thirty four hours and in all honesty treads water whilst the backstory plays catch up I felt in the dark as to over what period Sara s journey spansSara is likeable sympathetic and well intentioned with than enough savvy to convince the reader that she could her own in the team and for the most part eep her head down thus making her predicament believable A compelling narrator her decision to put supporting her family over
her wish to study medicine endearing Her colleagues are a largely odious bunch with only Vincent and Sam offering glimpseswish to study medicine endearing Her colleagues are a largely odious bunch with only Vincent and Sam offering glimpses they are anything than Gordon Gecko stereotypes But whilst each of the team all have their own flaws and weaknesses there are some secrets that none of the Ues 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 thriveTempers fray and the escape room's clues turnandominous leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster If they want to survive they'll have to solve onefinal puzzle which one of them is a illerPraise for The Escape RoomHigh wire tension from the first moment to the la. .