NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

no exit

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. 3.5stars


  One thought on “NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

  1. June 21, 2019 at 6:08 am

    I think suspension of disbelief is an issue with most thrillers, some people have more of a problem with it than others. I don’t usually mind that much if not all the situations in a book are all that believable, but people have sensitivities in different areas; for instance my dad used to be a cop and hates police shows because they are wildly inaccurate. I’d like to read this book some time soon and it seems like something my mom would like too, it looks like a good compelling page-turner. 🙂

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  2. May 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    A sock & a rock, interesting combination. I find books where you have to suspend realistic reasoning, where logical should prevail, more difficult to get engage with & believe. But the suspense aspect I like the sound of!

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  3. May 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Great review – I am probably going to pick this one –

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  4. May 10, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Great review! I love reading your thoughts on books because as a writer yourself, you have a completely unique view! The blurb enticed me. I love horror stories. After your note about some of the unbelievable content, I’m thinking maybe not though.

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    • May 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

      It was still a good story, even with some of the unlikely senerios. The horror came in when Darby did something like the movie 127 hours. Aron Ralston on a smaller scale.😢 I mention this in the comments because most won’t read.

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      • May 13, 2019 at 10:49 am

        I may still look into it, since it was still good! I just know I’ll think along the same lines as you when it comes to those iffy parts lol!

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  5. May 10, 2019 at 12:33 am

    The blurb is great, makes me want to read the book – but if the ending is not what you are hoping for, not sure if I should read this or give it a miss? I LOVE suspensful thrillers. Thanks for the review 🙂

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    • May 10, 2019 at 12:52 am

      It was suspenseful, and also sadistic. A bad guy really hurt Darby. That was hard for me to read. If you can get pass that, then you will enjoy the suspense.😐


  6. May 10, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Sounds like a pretty exciting story….but the question persists-,is the little girl locked up to protect her captors from her or is she being kidnapped.
    I’m still stuck reading the GOT books,I found the first five books for .50 apiece and dove in.

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    • May 10, 2019 at 12:39 am

      Nice sale on the GOT books! Sad to say the girl was really kidnapped 😢 and her captors were psychopaths. The story didn’t get much better for the protagonist.

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      • May 10, 2019 at 12:52 am

        Have you ever read the Jack Reacher books? For the most part,they are quite good and Lee Child almost always has Reacher stumble into the middle of mayhem….

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      • May 10, 2019 at 12:57 am

        Darby stumbled in but couldn’t get out in No Exit. I haven’t read the Reacher series. How was the movie? If you saw it.

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      • May 10, 2019 at 2:24 am

        Saw both films and I liked both very much. I do hope when they recast for the next one,Reacher is more like the books….6’5,250 pounds….Cruise did a nice job but he was just so small…..

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