By Taylor Adams
Published by William Morrow
on June 15, 2019
On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.
Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.
Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?
There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?
Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape.
But who can she trust?
With exquisitely controlled pacing, Taylor Adams diabolically ratchets up the tension with every page. Full of terrifying twists and hairpin turns, No Exit will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you breathless.
Well, this book was quite a ride. It was a frantic, twisty, nasty read and I couldn’t put it down. I read it one day when I was home sick, and I felt compelled to keep reading, needing to finish the book and see how it ended.
This is the kind of book where the tension keeps ratcheting up, and just when you think the final wild twisty awful thing has happened, another wild, twisty, awful thing happens. It was almost too much to take.
This may have been one too many dark and violent books for me lately though! Normally I love those kind of books, but I might be feeling burned out on them a little. This book just started to feel a bit too torture-porn for me, and by the end I felt weary of stories where bad things happen to women and girls. And that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it while I was reading, at least initially, and I did like the main character, Darby (you can’t not root for her and cheer her on!). But it was all a bit much for me by the end.
So I might just need to mix it up with my next few reads. But if you want a dark, messed up, frantic read, check this one out!