I am hoping to get 2 books completed during Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. Enjoy the weekend all and happy reading!
Oh Lordy! Where do I start with this one!
Let’s say first of all, I could not put this one down. It was very fast paced and you wanted to keep reading until the end. You were on constant pins and needles throughout the novel and it was a job well done.
You cheered for Darby. She was no nonsense, and kept fighting on even when it felt like there was nowhere to turn to and things started turning really ugly. Yes she obviously did some very stupid mistakes along the way and this may infuriate some readers. However I liked her grit and her determination to keep that child alive.
The twists in this book is enough to put you on the edge of your seat. It keeps you interested and makes you want to keep reading to see what might be coming up next. I have to admit, the ending seemed a bit outrageous and it got to the point where it was a little over the top in dramatics. However, I’ll forgive for this time as I enjoyed reading this book.
The villains were well created, albeit cruel and horrible. Lars and Ashley do make a rather interesting duo and the little twist involving some bystanders at the rest stop was a nice addition to the plot. I did not care too much for the animal cruelty though, but I suppose it’s to be expected with someone of Ashley’s cruelty and manner. The little subplot involving his uncle was also interesting and adds another dimension to the book (albeit a small one).
Definitely take the time to read this! It’s a quick fast paced read and you feel the tension and suspense throughout the book. If you can ignore the over the top craziness towards the finale, you’ll find an enjoyable read from start to finish.
With Narration Performed by Sarah Naughton
☆4☆STARS - GRADE=B+
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A truly chilling page-turner! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time with this gritty thriller. LOVED IT! This book surprised me. I love the way Darby evolved in a deliciously dark knight kind of way. She was undoubtedly a hero, but she also had to become a monster, in a sense, to fight against the real monster. Some twists I saw coming, but it didn't make them any less awesome, and others blindsided me in the best way. Highly recommend this one to fans of thrills and chills.
No Exit by Taylor Adams manages to move at breakneck speed, even though its action takes place in an enclosed setting over the course of twelve hours. It is almost Christmas Eve, and Darby Thorne is reluctantly travelling home from college through the Rocky Mountains after learning that her mother’s death from cancer may be imminent. A winter storm interrupts her journey and forces her to seek refuge at a remote rest area already encased in snow. There are a few other stranded motorists already waiting out the weather in the visitor’s center, and Darby figures that she will be in for a tedious wait before the plow trucks clear the way. When she ventures outside to try to get a phone signal, however, she happens upon a disturbing sight that sets off a shocking chain of events. Thrust into the role of heroine, Darby needs to take make vital decisions about who to trust and take some immediate action that will challenge her physically and mentally for the rest of the night. Adams does an admirable job portraying an average person placed under extreme circumstances. Can mental agility and strong moral determination triumph over brute force and callously evil intentions? A combination between a “Locked Door” and a “Ticking Clock” mystery, No Exit relentlessly ratchets up the tension and uses unpredictable plot twists to maintain its momentum. The reader can feel the claustrophobic chill as the evening grows darker and increasingly more sinister. This novel would captivate thriller fans and those who enjoy a story involving a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.