No Exit by Taylor Adams Book Review
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Publication Date January 15, 2019
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.
No Exit by Taylor Adams Book Review
There is nowhere to go during a blizzard. You seek shelter at rest stop to wait out the storm. Then, you spy what looks like a kidnapped child abandoned in a van. What do you do?
This is the age-old what would you do type scenario. Like, seriously, where is John Quiñones? A young woman is snowed in, surrounded by strangers & is trying to save this child. Is there a more stressful scenario? Just thinking about it now leaves me breathless. I LOVE real & true suspense & No Exit gives me ALL OF IT!
Taylor Adams adds a good amount of inner dialogue. His style creates a very fast-paced story. I also love that it gives me insight into what Darby is thinking & what she’s planning next. I rejoice over a reliable narrator.
Yes, this story is filled with suspense, but there are some laughs too. Adams throws in some humor & my heart is thankful. Some parts are so intense & then out of left field, I find myself laughing out loud. It’s like the tension is so thick, we’re at a precipice & then someone passes gas. Try to keep a straight face!
I am Really Into This book! I read No Exit in less than 24 hours. As soon as I opened the book, I could not leave Darby. Forewarning that you will devote all your time to finishing this novel as soon as you start. Not since The Lies We Told by Camilla Way have I been completely engrossed in a book.
Read No Exit if you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, gripping & emotional suspense novel.
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Taylor Adams directed the acclaimed short film And I Feel Fine in 2008 and graduated from Eastern Washington University with the Excellence in Screenwriting Award and the prestigious Edmund G. Yarwood Award. His directorial work has screened at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and his writing has been featured on KAYU-TV’s Fox Life blog. He has worked in the film/television industry for several years and lives in Washington state.
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