No Exit

No Exit

A Novel

Large Print - 2019
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"What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath.



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 the roads impassable, she's forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.

Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.

Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?

Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child's life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape.

But who can she trust?

With exquisitely controlled pacing, Taylor Adams diabolically ratchets up the tension with every page. Full of terrifying twists and hairpin turns, No Exit will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you breathless.

Publisher: New York :, HarperLuxe,, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062887375
Branch Call Number: LP FIC ADA
Characteristics: 408 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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star2014
Jul 06, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The author has created great characters that come to life , acting out a well thought out story line through excellent writing.Definitely 5 star material!

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kmre_37
May 18, 2019

Unrealistic & predictable !

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limig
May 11, 2019

A nail biting stay up and read book. Yes it is violent, but so are most high tense reads. If you are looking for a way to spend a raining day I would recommend this roller coaster book.

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jasminestea
May 07, 2019

This book had potential, and I can honestly say I enjoyed the first half. The author did an effective job of creating his trapped rest stop atmosphere, the development was initially quick, and I was surprised by a twist. BUT then a racist joke happened (that could have instead just been insinuated, for horrible-character development sake) and I mentally checked out. From around that point, the plotline dragged on too long and that twisted feeling was lost, instead replaced with gore and attempted shock value. I think this one would make a decent movie, but it fizzled out for me as a read. And that's the tea.

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derilyn
Apr 24, 2019

This book is not one I would recommend to anyone.

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ColoReader
Apr 18, 2019

I didn't care for this one very much. It had potential as it was good on character development but a hot mess everywhere else. Extremely violent.

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emfaha
Mar 27, 2019

Very readable! Read this as a palate cleanser between some heavier books. Did the trick!

DCLadults Feb 13, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. A 19-year-old American beauty marries the son of a duke and becomes Lady Randolph Churchill. Here is the story of the mother of Winston Churchill.

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cluhowy
Jan 31, 2019

I began reading and finished this book in less than a day.
This is a taut, fast paced "thriller" in the true sense. I’ve read hundreds of books in the “thriller genre” and few have lived up to being a thriller. Suspenseful, yes, thriller, no way. This book is an exception. Masterfully written, it puts the reader on the razors edge, breath held, heart racing, cannot put it down from the beginning to the very last page.
In 2017 the film rights in Taylor Adams' “No Exit”, were sold to Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox. (Looking forward to the upcoming movie version and hope it's as good.)
Protagonist University of Colorado student Darby Thorne is driving home to visit her dying mother in a Utah hospital. It’s December, nearly Christmas. She is caught in a horrendous blizzard in Colorado’s mountains. Eventually she is forced to pull into a remote rest stop where she meets 4 other stranded motorists. While walking through the parking lot, she discovers a little girl, held prisoner in the back of a van. Unable to set her free, without cell or phone reception and trapped by the snow, she returns to the rest stop centre to determine which of the 4 strangers has kidnapped the little girl. She plans to do this without revealing anything about the kidnapping.
Is the story plausible? It could be. Is it full of suspense? Definitely. It has the creepy, evil, scary quality of Stephen King’s writing, without eerie fantasy in the story.
Some readers may complain it’s somewhat far-fetched and give it a low rating. I disagree. It feels like a realistic scenario. If it did not contain some questionably impossible moments, it wouldn’t be a thriller. Real life can be stranger than fiction. It was an excellent read for this writer.

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kenziethielemann
Jan 28, 2019

Picked this book up on a Thursday late afternoon, was finished with it Saturday at lunch. THIS IS A BOOK YOU JUST CAN'T PUT DOWN.

Within 20 pages you are fully sucked in.

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