“The difference between a hero and a victim? Timing.”
The 2017 book by Taylor Adams, No Exit follows college student Darby Thorne who, on her way to Utah to see her dying mother, 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 with four complete strangers.
Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm where she makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in a crate. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travellers is a kidnapper. But which one?
No Exit is an atmospheric, claustrophobic and chilling read that’s quick to get through and easy to enjoy.
I was immediately drawn into the exciting premise of this high-adrenaline thriller and the intensity does not let up as you remain on the edge of your seat through numerous twists and an epic finale.
Normally, I would rate this book higher, but there was something holding me back from loving it. Maybe it was just my mood that day, but I wanted to rush through it instead of savouring the moment. Still, it is definitely a book that I would recommend if you want a tense and fast thriller to devour in one sitting.