Book Review: The Escape Room ~ Megan Goldin


The Escape Room

Title: The Escape Room
Author: Megan Goldin
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date of Release: July 30, 2019
Pages: 361

The cover grabs you, the synopsis pulls you in and you want to know what happens. … This one fell a bit short for me. I was torn about this one… on one hand, it was interesting enough to finish the book. On the other hand, the book felt longer than it was. Don’t get me wrong, 361 pages is a nice chunk, but it was repetitive for the most part. The characters don’t have any redeeming qualities. What I thought was interesting about this was it was very “Escape the Room” which is all the rage (I love “Escape the Room”!), but with a twist. While the story was entertaining, you will have to suspend disbelief a bit.

The story is told from multiple POVs which was interesting, but the characters are so unlikeable you don’t actually care what’s happening to them. Throughout their time in the elevator, it becomes clear this about revenge and isn’t your average escape the room. The first third of the book sets up the thrill of the team exercise, but the execution of the rest of the book didn’t quite fulfill its potential.

3 comments

  1. Awh, I’m disappointed to hear this! I have a copy, but have yet to read the book because I just haven’t been in the mood for a mystery or thriller. I picked this up because I have actually done an escape room before and LOVED the experience. I wanted to read a book with that kind of closed environment, but I’m a little nervous after reading your review. Hopefully I will still enjoy it.

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    • Don’t let my review dissuade you from reading this. It can still be an enjoyable book, especially since you have first hand knowledge of Escape Room games should go. I think you may still enjoy it. Let me know if you did!

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      • I think that I may wait until I am in more of a mood for mysteries and thrillers though. I hate to wait, but I want to enjoy it. I had a blast doing the escape room game, so I hope that I wind up enjoying the novel, and at the very least it will be nostalgic, because that was such a unique experience.

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