I picked NO EXIT by Taylor Adams because I wanted to read a suspenseful thriller. I got that and then some. Let’s look at the blurb:
Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She was on her way to see her sick mother until the storm forced her to spend the night at the rest stop with four strangers.
Darby happens to stumble across a little girl locked in one of the parked cars…in a dog cage! Now the suspense and questions begin. Which traveler does the car belong to? Who is the little girl? Why was she taken? Can Darby save her? What would you do?
The author gives us bits and pieces of Darby’s personality at the beginning and throughout the book. This makes you care for her in the calamity that is coming. I like the cinematic feel of the story. This book could be made into a film but it would have to be billed as a horror movie. It’s a roller coaster ride that goes down several dark alleyways and leaves you stunned.
The only thing that slowed me down was suspending my belief at times. Darby fought a life and death battle using a mobile phone with 2 percent battery life and a sock with a rock. I’m not giving away anything here. These items did nothing to stop the pending outcome.
I’ll give this one 3 1/2 stars because it takes you on a ride which, at the end, makes you desire a different outcome.