“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.
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Intense, gory, and absolutely terrifying, No Exit is a no-nonsense thriller from start to finish. College student Darby is in a rush to get home to Utah before her mother’s emergency surgery when a massive blizzard forces her to spend the night at an interstate rest stop with four strangers. Stepping outside to get a signal on her dying cellphone, she notices that another stranded vehicle has a dog cage inside—and in that cage is a freezing young girl. Novelist Taylor Adams makes every element of this nightmare—from the relentless weather to Darby’s panic over whom she can trust—feel disturbingly real. Over the course of one relentless night, the stakes keep ratcheting higher as Darby’s mistakes and the kidnapper’s viciousness escalate. No Exit is guaranteed to keep you up until you’ve finished.
College student Darby Thorne, the heroine of this nail-biting thriller from Adams (Our Last Night), braves a Colorado blizzard to try to reach her mother, who's in the late stages of pancreatic cancer. But the weather is too much for Darby's aged Honda Civic, and she's forced to spend the night at a rest stop visitor's center. The volunteer-run facility is nearly empty, except for four other stranded travelers a quirky, but seemingly harmless group of strangers. That is, until Darby goes to the parking lot, in search of a cell signal, and finds nine-year old Jamie "Jay" Nissen mouth duct taped, in a dog crate, locked inside a van. With no cell service and no prospect of the roads being cleared until dawn at the earliest, Darby has to figure out a way to save Jay. The only problem, she doesn't know which traveler is the kidnapper or who can be trusted. The action drives to a climatic and emotionally charged ending. Only a predictable twist and moments when Jay's maturity feels beyond her years mar this otherwise satisfying page-turner.)
Twists and turns begin before the first chapter is even over. Totally unpredictable outcome and riveting story telling. I read this in one sitting.
Oh my, what a night!
I could NOT put this book down. From the opening line, I had to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next. Everything leading up to the last two paragraphs at the end, which was completely unexpected! Great, Great Book! 👏👏👏👏
I really couldn’t put the book down.
I really liked the book, I read it in just three sittings. I for sure will read another book by the author. I had to find out what happened with the main characters.