Six office colleagues get an opportunity to go on an outing. Unlike most of the extravagant trips, this time they invited to play a game. A panic room was set up, and each of the member/participant is bound to play in order to get out of the room.
Cheryl was never a part of that trip but something happened, and she went there.It turns out this panic room was completely underground and was more than just a single room.There were creepy cells and by each were these cryptic messages from the game sponsors.Soon after they start to decode these mysterious messages, it becomes more evident that someone was keeping a clean track of their previous deeds and secrets.
Each one of them (except Cheryl) committed a crime and never really got any punishment for the same. The panic rise to a crescendo when one by one, they get murdered after confessing their crimes.
What was supposed to be just a fun weekend get away turned out to be a stage for the display of their true colors? The only way out of this hell hole was acknowledging the acts committed to bury the ultimate truth.
Cheryl was an innocent bystander among the group of murderers, opportunists and criminals, some of them aiding and abetting. And now that she was struck with them with no hope of getting out, she desperately tries to solve puzzles before time runs out. As the final cell opens and all the facts are out in the open, Cheryl realizes that she should have been afraid of the one person who she thought was helping to get out and not the panic room.
Can she find the way out? After being bloodied and bruised and nearly getting killed will escape or be buried alive along with others?
This was the first book I read by the author and I cannot wait to read his other works. Absolutely amazing and gripping from the very beginning.A labyrinth of shocking twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. And just when you know you are arriving at the conclusion, bam; a clever cliffhanger is introduced. I must say I was not expecting that particular ending.
Really enjoyed reading this book, and it was surely five stars read.