Book Review: The Cage

THE CAGE | Bonnie Kistler
02.15.2022 | Harper
Rating: 4/5 stars


Leaving at the same time, two women, each preoccupied by their own thoughts, enter the elevator that will take them down from the 30th floor of their office. When they arrive at the lobby, one of the women is dead. Was it murder or suicide?

Why do more thrillers not take place in the office setting? Bonnie Kistler is here to answer that question with an entertaining and twisty story, THE CAGE. Told through alternating narratives we follow the after events of a deadly elevator ride with our main character, Shay. I loved learning her backstory and watching as her world got smaller and more intense after the elevator encounter. This story is perfect for fans of legal thrillers and more drama than you ever want in your real life. It’s a tough one to talk about without giving too much away and it doesn’t help that there seem to be a mixed variety of reviews. I saw a few comments that the legal jargon was a bit much for them. For me this felt more along the lines of watching a TV show centered in the legal realm. If you’re interested in this one, I highly recommend snagging a copy from your library and giving it a shot!

🎧: I went with the audio on this one after not being able to squeeze in the physical copy several months in a row. I absolutely loved the dual narration and thought they both did a solid job bringing the story to life. Highly recommend the audio option!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

A huge thank you to Harper for my gifted copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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