Tuesday, January 22, 2019

No Exit - Review

Idgie Says: Not sure I'll be able to read this one.  Books with children in trauma are not my fave.  But if I do manage to read with my hands over my eyes, I'll let you know what I think! (Jan 11, 2019)


Update - heard so much chatter about the book that I did, in the end, read it.  It has quite a few twists and turns to keep you on your toes, a very bright little girl and a very determined young woman.  

The violence toward the end of the book is pretty graphic and wince inducing, but by then it's too late to put the book down without knowing how it ends. 


“What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless.”  — A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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.

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (January 15, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062875655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062875655