Updated: Mar 29, 2020
After I finished the cutesy sweetness that is The Proposal, I was craving something heart pounding and captivating. No Exit by Taylor Adams scratched that itch. The book is set during a blizzard in the Colorado Rockies. Darby Thorne, a local college student, is on her way to visit her ill mother, when she pulls off at a rest stop to wait out the storm. Darby meets a few other strangers who are in the same predicament as her. While outside, trying to get a cell phone signal, Darby discovers that one of the vehicles parked outside has a young girl, kidnapped inside. Darby does not know whose vehicle it is and who among the people inside is a kidnapper.
No Exit is a fast paced thriller with twists and turns in every chapter. I honestly thought this book would be a great premises for a horror film. It felt like watching a movie while I was reading it. There are definitely parts where it seems like Taylor Adams is stretching reality a bit, but I also think that is to be expected when you read a book in this genre. I thought that made it more fun to read. There are some parts that are a bit graphic and my mouth was gaping when I read them, but as long you have the stomach for it, it really adds to the story. Darby is one strong woman and I love a book with a solid female lead.