Have you ever picked up a book and thought it was going to be predictable, similar to all the rest or just were not expecting too much from it?
Well I hate to admit that sadly that is how I felt when I picked up No Exit by Taylor Adams. For one reason or another I feel that the synopsis of the book did not do it justice. I was blown away by this read!
First off, the female lead character is an incredibly damaged person with a lack of confidence. She is traveling to head to see her mother who is dying of pancreatic cancer. She ends up stuck in an awful blizzard and ends up having to pull over at a rest stop or risk getting stuck on the side of the road.
She is not alone at the rest stop. There are four other people, or so she thinks just four, who are also trapped along with her. She is hesitant to even make conversation with any of them. She heads out in an attempt to find cell service to call her mother, but when she is heading back in she notices something odd in the large van next to her car. There is a small girl locked in a cage inside.
Analyzing the situation and how she can go about saving this little girl from the person who has taken her she creates a plan. However, every step of her plan continues to be fouled up as she learns more and more about the people she is trapped with.
Will Darby have the strength and will power to save this Jay and save herself?
This book was very well written and so descriptive that you feel as though you are fighting alongside Darby. Be warned there are some gruesome scenes that will give you chills and make you cringe.
This is one I gave a five-star rating as it was a book I could not put down without wanting to know what was next.
By: Taylor Adams
William Morrow (Imprint of Harper Collins Publishing)