I ordered No Exit by Taylor Adams as an extra book from Book of the Month in December. It was my sister’s month to pick and even though she wanted One Day in December she just couldn’t leave No Exit behind.
Long Story Short
I wasn’t overly impressed or underwhelmed. Crazy as it sounds, I nothing it. Yep, you read that right. I nothinged this story. I know, I know, its a first for me too when it comes to a book. Usually, I either enjoy a story or I don’t but not this time.
If you enjoy thrillers No Exit will probably be a good fit for you. It is definitely a wild ride. The whole story takes place in a single night. There are just enough flashbacks to give the two main characters depth and motivation but not enough to bog down the storyline. The story starts quickly and accelerates at breakneck speed right up to the end. No Exit is like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going and going. The pauses in between the action are so intense that you never get a chance to come down from the plot climaxes.
Darby Thorne is a college student rushing home to see her dying mother. And if that’s not stressful enough, she ends up caught in the storm of the century. A blizzard leaves her trapped at a rest stop with four strangers and a heart full of regrets. Just when she thinks her night can’t get any worse, Darby finds a little girl trapped in a dog cage in the back of a van.
Her cell phone reception is non-existent and thanks to the storm there is no way out. Questions plague Darby’s mind, each one more dangerous than the next. Who is the child? How did she get there? Why is she trapped? Who kidnapped her? How can I save her? Can I survive the night snowed in with a psycho? Who can I trust?
Darby ends up with a lot to figure out in an increasingly dangerous situation.
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I usually enjoy thrillers. Like I said before I can’t even say I didn’t enjoy this one. In theory, I should love this book. I just can’t put my finger on why I don’t. Hear me clearly when I say please read Taylor Adams’ No Exit for yourself. I would love to hear what you think about it.