Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by William Morrow
Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Review Copy From: Harper Collins
My Rating: 5
Synopsis (via GR)
A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath.
A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do?
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.
OK….I can now breathe again!!!
I apologize in advance for this being a very vague review. I am only writing it that way because if you are planning on reading this book, which I suggest that you absolutely should, I don’t want anyone to miss out on this extremely chilling read.
Have you ever heard of the Witching Hour? Do you believe everything happens for a reason? If your answer is yes to both the questions then you are in for an electrifying journey.
Darby Thorne wasn’t planning on going home to Utah for Christmas, however, that changed when she heard from her sister that their mother was in the final stages of pancreatic cancer and that she should come home. On her way, she was caught in a brutal blizzard and decided to wait it out at the next rest stop. It appeared a few other people had the same idea once she entered the Wanashono Rest Stop. It would only be for a few hours until the plows would be out and they could all be on their way. What could go wrong?
That was her thought until she saw a young child in a cage in one of the vehicles in the parking lot. But who was the evil person in that rest stop that was holding this little girl captive?
I started reading this book during the first snow storm and below freezing temperatures that New England had, which made this story even more scary because I could hear the winds blowing, the ice cracking and the feeling of being cold.
Every time I picked up this book, I don’t think I took a breath until I put it down again. I could vividly imagine being at a rest stop with strangers due to the creative and descriptive words that the author used in his writing style.
This book will grab a hold of you from the first few words to the last sentence and will leave you with a WTH just happened ending that was totally surprising.
You might have heard/seen the buzz about this book….well….it’s all that and MORE!