Thursday, May 16, 2019

No Exit - Taylor Adams

How's this for a premise? Snow storm, isolated rest stop, no communication and five strangers. And one of them has a girl in a cage in the back of their van.....

That's the bare bones plot of Taylor Adams' latest book No Exit. Darby is the young woman who drives into the rest stop to wait out the storm. She's also the one who sees the young girl - and vows to rescue her.....

Oh this one reads like a movie for sure! There are so many roadblocks thrown at Darby as she attempts to save not just the girl, but herself. Adams throws in more than one unexpected twist and turn along the way. Yes, some of them are far-fetched, but go with it. No Exit is most definitely action packed. Readers will be on the edge of their seats with each new revelation.

The characters are a bit cliched. It's hard to believe that Darby survives each new curve thrown at her. But the reader can't help but urge her on. And the 'baddies'? Not hard to spot, but easy to hate.  The actions and dialogue attributed to the seven year old girl do seem like they would come from an older child.

There are most definitely some gruesome parts and creepy conversations. Kudos Taylor Adams - you made me squirm! That tension and action never really lets up. And I was fooled by the ending. *appreciative nod*

No Exit reads like a movie and I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the big screen. But until then - here's an excerpt.

1 comment:

Kay said...

I've been on the fence about reading this one...not sure why exactly. It's a debut book, right? Anyway, we'll see if I get around to it. Something about the premise...a child in a cage...thanks for sharing your thoughts.