Darby Thorne is caught in the middle of a blizzard while driving to Utah to visit her sick mother. With the dangerous road conditions, she’s forced to spend the night at a nearby rest stop. Darby meets four other strangers inside. She desperately tries to contact her family but there’s no cell signal. One stranger tells her about a spot outside where he had signal earlier. She goes outside to find the connection and as she returns, she notices a van in the parking lot. Darby decides to peek inside the windows and is horrified when she finds a little girl locked inside an animal crate. Which stranger is responsible for this? How will they escape and who can she trust?
I recently watched No Exit on Disney+ and found the film quite gripping. Upon reading the reviews, I realized that this movie was based on a novel by Taylor Adams. Many reviews favored the book, which is what inspired me to pick it up. There were many differences between the book and the movie, and I have to say that I enjoyed both. Our main character Darby isn’t perfect, but I think that’s what keeps the story realistic. The pacing was off at times, but I enjoyed the overall story. There were so many twists and turns that kept you wanting more. Some of these twists you can see coming, while others will leave your jaw on the floor. Adams has a clever way of making the reader believe one thing and completely surprising us the next. I’d recommend this book if you enjoy mystery/thrillers. I look forward to reading more of Adams’ work in the future. Get your own copy of No Exit on Amazon today.
No Exit by Taylor Adams