A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. No help for miles. What would you do?
On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With t ...more
I love the premise. Darby Thorne is caught in the middle of a blizzard in the Colorado mountains, forced to take shelter at a rest stop with four other people, with no cell reception or any way out until the storm is over. She goes outside in a failed attempt to get a signal and happens to glance in the back of a parked van. And there she sees the hand of a young girl reaching through the bars of a cage. Why is a child locked in the back of a van? Why is she ...more
If ever there was a book to inspire cinematic vibes, it’s this one. A plot thrilling enough to conjure up those things that often accompany a notable suspense flick—I’m talking perching rigidly on the edge of my seat, I won’t dare look away, as I mindlessly shovel handfuls of popcorn from bucket to mouth. A tense storyline, wintery terrain, and questionable characters collide in a way that makes NO EXIT impossible to put down. Ripe pickings for the big screen ...more
Darby Thorne has just received terrible news.
Her mother is dying of cancer, and according to Darby's sister, she doesn't have much time left.
Although previously their relationship has been strained, Darby understandably wants to be with her Mom in the final hours.
As she rushes home to Utah, she encounters a terrible blizzard in Colorado which makes all roads impassable.
Luckily, she happens upon a remote rest stop at just the right time.
Given the hazardous conditions, ...more
I’m speechless, nailless ( I bit them all), claustrophobic five snowing stars!!!!
I just came home from watching new version of Pet Sematary! But if I have to compare what I finish to read now with the movie ( or all the other thriller movies I ...more
I felt like ...more
Warning: don't read Taylor Adams' No Exit before bed.
While there are some creepy parts (and some gruesome ones), those aren't the reasons I'm warning you. It's quite simple, actually: if you start reading this book, there's no way you're going to want to put it down. You're going to want to stay up until you finish the book, and then once you're done, you'll probably have a little excess adrenaline that will keep you awake longer.
Trust me, I was severely ove ...more
Sometimes god puts people exactly where they need to be. Even when they don’t know it.
Reading NO EXIT feels like a roller coaster ride. It starts slowly, but after you are the past the first obvious twist, you never know how it’s going to twist and turn and there is no exit till the end. No Exit has everything a great thriller needs: a ingenious setup, some edgy characters and some brilliant storytelling, building tension right till the end. The twists and turns ...more
and i think its just because i prefer more mystery when it comes to my thrillers. right from the beginning, the reader is made aware of who kidnapped the girl, so the story becomes more about escaping and survival, rather than figuring out who the bad guy is. the book as a whole definitely gives off slasher film vibes. not exactly my kind of thing, personally, and i actually found the villain ...more
ATTENTION FELLOW TWISTED PLOT LOVERS: Run to the bookstore, library or Audible when this little gem is released on JULY 1, 2017. NO EXIT by Taylor Adams is your magic carpet ride out of a sweltering summer and into a snowy hell.
A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger's van. No help for miles. What would you do?
Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have ...more
One thing is for sure, I was never bored!
This was one of those listens that I hung on every word spoken, not wanting to miss a clue, and in anticipation for the next shoe to drop.
This thriller features five main characters all stuck inside a rest stop for hours due to a blizzard. A despicable act is discovered, mayhem ensues, and no one can be trusted.
I found this to be a very fast-paced thriller with twists I never saw coming.
Great job, Mr. Adams! My first read and looking forward to more.
I know I am late to the party with this one, but I initially was hesitant to read it. I kept wondering just how good can a book be that takes place all at a rest stop? Ummm well I could not be more wrong. It was a off the charts, ...more
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Darby Thorne is an average college student attending CU in Boulder, Colorado when she receives devastating news that her estranged mother has end stage pancreatic cancer and is undergoing life threatening surgery in a matter of hours. As Darby hastily packs up her car and attempts to beat a serious winter storm to make it to Utah in time to not just see her mother, but apologize to her for their estrangement s ...more
Trying to get a signal on her phone, Darby walks by a vehicle in the parking lot and sees a little girl locked inside a dog crate. ...more
I read this novel just because of its plot. I really loved it when I read the blurb.
Darby Thorne is stuck in a blizzard in the Colorado mountains with no cell phone signal, a very low cell phone battery, and no charger. She was going home to meet her mother, who is dying of cancer. She meets four strangers at a highway rest stop. In a desperate attempt to call home, she goes out near the car to get the cell phone reception. She accidentally discovers a nine-year-old girl locked in an animal ...more
What’s not to like? Unfortunately, after a terrific sta ...more
Colorado blizzard, stranded travelers, an isolated rest stop, a kidnapped child, a cat and mouse game between a young woman and a terrifying psychopath
No Exit is one of my favorite type of thriller. A thrilling fast-past, climatic, heart-pounding game of cat and mouse between two strong and very diffe ...more
1. a clerk at a local bookstore highly recommended it; and,
2. October 2022 is my "Mysterious Month"!
1. it has an interesting premise;
2. it has an action-packed plot that immediately hits the floor running; and,
3. it's a definite page-turner!
1. although the plot was exciting, I questioned several scenarios:
- no one seems physically-affected by the blizzard conditions when they ventured outdoors, yet they're wearing clothing inappropriate for the harsh ...more
Great Start....Much Potential.
Colorado Rockies. An imperative road trip home, quickly developing blizzard conditions, freezing temperatures, and no cell reception leaves Darby stranded at a remote rest stop with four strangers....and an alarming discovery.
Didn't feel it.... the cold (at all) or intensity of an extremely dangerous situation for the young college student....nor for 9 year old Jay locked in the animal cage. (no spoiler here) There were just too many unbelievable, fool...more
The premise was ridiculous, the story outrageous and totally unbelievable. Silly comments and graphic scenes that were just gratuitous.
Total frustration with these characters and lack of any cohesiveness. Repetitive, non-stop eye rolling and should have been a DNF. It was like a low budget, B rated horro ...more
Unfortunately I DNF at 30% the plot was ridiculous Darby was an irritating character & if you were stuck in a blizzard WHY WOULDNT YOU HAVE A PLAN B?? For heavens sake Miss Taylor get the plot right UGhhh This was one forgettable book
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
Grieving isn’t what I expected. You don’t see your loved one’s face wherever you go, haunting you on billboards and strangers. That’s a cliché. The reality is simpler, less melodramatic, and far worse. You just start to forget.
I want to start by saying I don't think I've ever disliked a character in a book more than Ashley Garver. He grins my gears and then some. But a sign of a good book is when an author makes you have an emotional reaction, right? At least for me that ...more
This book is for those like to read Robin Cook books. Scary, vicious and bloody nightmarish story. Can't believe any body traveling in that weather and those states, without any preparations. Got tired of repeated sayings and foul language. Don't recommend this book. ...more
No Exit begins with college student Darby on her way to visit her mother who is struggling to stay alive at a hospital in Darby's home state. Unfortunately, this news has come at a terrible time: it's Christmas Eve, and the blizzard of the century is beating down on Darby in her tiny car. With her phone battery waning and the conditions becoming continuously more treachero ...more
On her way to visit her dying mother, Darby gets stranded at a remote highway rest stop. A blizzard has shut down the roads leaving Darby and four strangers stuck together to wait it out. Darby has no cell service and discovers secrets about these strangers that make her question everything.
Did I read the same book everyone else did? A big disappointment for me after having looked forward to this one for years. I knew within three pages that this wasn’t going to be a good fit (should hav ...more
NO EXIT by TAYLOR ADAMS is a highly entertaining, riveting and action-packed thrill ride that was quite the tense psychological thriller. The storyline and the chilling setting of this tale immediately drew me in and held taut right to the very end. I found that the storyline was so darn nightmarishly exciting that literally had my heart racing and kept me on the edge of my seat making this one totally immersive read.
TAYLOR ADAMS delivers a rapid-pa ...more
Antagonist/s: ★★★★★ + every star
Taylor Adams has brought us a true gem in this pulse-pounding, gritty, and realistic thriller with a one-of-a-kind unique setting. 5 strangers. 1 snowstorm. 1 isolated highway rest stop. 1 kidnapped child. What would you do?
No Exit introduces Darby, a college student on the stressful overnight drive in the midst of a snow ...more
"I’ve already killed Beavis. Only Butt-Head left."
HAHAHAHA! That is one terrible quote! ...more