The concept of The Cage sounds like an absolute nightmare. Two women get on an elevator, and only one survives. The story unfolds from mostly Shay’s point of view, though we get that of her boss’ as well. Shay needs to prove that Lucy died by suicide and not at Shay’s hands. Unfortunately, it’s even harder to prove because the evidence isn’t looking in favor of Shay.
I think many people have issues with the legal jargon in the book, and while I didn’t have any issues with it, I feel the book dragged in a few spots. I also never thought that the story would take place solely in the elevator, though the title leads the reader to believe such. But because I didn’t feel that way, the book was more enjoyable for me.
I thought the steps Shay took were clever and that even when she seemed out of control, things were entirely under her control. The characters were well written, and the storyline is super fun. I really enjoyed this one. Thank you, Harper Collins, for sending along a paperback of this book!
About the Book:
On a cold, misty Sunday night, two women are alone in the offices of fashion conglomerate Claudine de Martineau International. One is the company’s human resources director. Impeccably dressed and perfectly coiffed, she sits at her desk and stares somberly out the window. Down the hall, her colleague, one of the company’s lawyers, is buried under a pile of paperwork, frantically rushing to finish.
Leaving at the same time, the two women, each preoccupied by her own thoughts, enter the elevator that will take them down from the 30th floor.
When they arrive at the lobby, one of the women is dead. Was it murder or suicide?
An incredibly original novel that turns the office thriller on its head, The Cage is a wild ride that begins with a bang and picks up speed as it races to its dramatic end.