The Escape Room
‘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
With a terrific opening hook – the prologue reveals gun shots and a river of blood as the elevator opens its doors – now to find out how/who did it and why because this is a book where the why is so very important and the who will surprise you.
Megan Goldin excels once again with her second novel, The Escape Room, a psychological mystery told in alternating chapters; the elevator with the unravelling psyches of those who are trapped, and the protagonist, Sara Hall’s story. An engaging and disturbing read.
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The best tricks for surviving in a falling elevator:
CUSHION THE IMPACT
If you’re travelling with luggage (or anything big and bulky) the best thing to do is lay or stand on top of it.
Whether it’s a suitcase, handbag or briefcase, make sure you get on top of it to cushion the blow.
That’s because it’s possible that the items you’re on top of can break the force of impact and act like a crumple zone in a car.
LAY FLAT ON FLOOR
The best way to survive a falling lift is to lie flat on the elevator floor with your arms and legs spread out in a starfish shape.
This means you distribute the force of impact across your entire body and there is less chance of serious injury to one area.
You need to use the part of your body with the most fat on to cushion the blow, and try to protect your head and neck.
However, experts warn that it’s important to be aware of any shrapnel or debris which may come loose and hit you as you land.
Don’t panic — the fatality rate of using a lift is only 0.00000015 per cent or one in 650,000,000 rides, so you’d be really unlucky to find yourself in that position.
But, in the very unlikely event that you do, your best bet is to lay flat.
This story first appeared in The Sun.