No Way Home
Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she discovered her family had been living a lie. Her father was a fugitive and their family name was an alias.They had been living in California back in 1983 when the Feds originally caught up with her dad; it was the same year Tyler was born. Her parents decided to go on the run with the three young children, and they spent the next few years traveling across Europe, assuming different identities, living in a series of beautiful places, from Portugal to Tuscany, paid for with drug money. Now her dad had fled once more, except this time he didn't take her with him.Despite the danger involved, for the following two years he flew Tyler and her siblings out to see him in secret wherever he was in hiding, until on her 12th birthday Scotland Yard followed Tyler to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where her father was eventually captured. It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California, as she grew into an increasingly self-destructive teenager, that he told her the truth about his criminal life. He had been a pot smuggler in the seventies, and his organization had bought in marijuana worth nearly a half billion dollars from Thailand.In this emotionally detailed and carefully wrought memoir about growing up as a fugitive's daughter, Tyler Wetherall pieces together the story of her parents' past, which ultimately helps her understand her own.

No Way Home Details

TitleNo Way Home
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250112194
Rating
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Biography Memoir, Crime, True Crime

No Way Home Review

  • Lisabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher. and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book. In this emotionally compelling and gripping memoir, Tyler Wetherall brings to life her fugitive childhood.
  • Clementine Seely
    January 1, 1970
    I read it one sitting, it is incredible I wept. Page turning, intriguing, funny and loving. An incredible coming of age story in unusual circumstances. I highly recommend reading this.
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    No Way Home was the first memoir I've read this year. I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher, St. Martin's Press for providing me with a galley copy of the book for an honest review. No Way Home was one of the best memoirs I've read. Tyler Wetherall's life on the run with her divorced parents was heartbreaking and painfully honest. By the time she was a teen, Tyler had lived in 35 different homes and locations, with her mother and two siblings or on visits with her father, who was on the No Way Home was the first memoir I've read this year. I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher, St. Martin's Press for providing me with a galley copy of the book for an honest review. No Way Home was one of the best memoirs I've read. Tyler Wetherall's life on the run with her divorced parents was heartbreaking and painfully honest. By the time she was a teen, Tyler had lived in 35 different homes and locations, with her mother and two siblings or on visits with her father, who was on the run from both the FBI and Scotland Yard. Her story takes the reader from America to London to Paris to Rome and St. Lucia and back. The fact that Tyler is able to write this story and, from my perspective, to go on a live a relatively normal life is absolutely amazing and fascinating. I recommend this book for young adults and adults alike. I hope the book does well when it is published in April 2018.
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  • Karen Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    This book was one of the best books I read in 2017. The story was compelling and the book was a page turner for me, having read this book in two days. I will be recommending this book to my book club for consideration. The author told this story of her childhood, as a fugitive due to her father's choices. The book was well written and revealed the author's feelings as a child who was trying to make sense of their dysfunctional family. She wrote in the past, but also wrote present day chapters, w This book was one of the best books I read in 2017. The story was compelling and the book was a page turner for me, having read this book in two days. I will be recommending this book to my book club for consideration. The author told this story of her childhood, as a fugitive due to her father's choices. The book was well written and revealed the author's feelings as a child who was trying to make sense of their dysfunctional family. She wrote in the past, but also wrote present day chapters, which brought the reader to understand the long term effects this life has brought her. The book reads like a novel, which develops the characters that she calls her family. . Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher. and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book. for an honest review.
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  • Rhonda Lomazow
    January 1, 1970
    A memoir you will not forget.Tyler Wetherall and her family lived life on the run always fleeing from one place to the next.As tTyler realizes this is due to legal problems of her fathers she starts to realize why her parents force them to live like this,Highly recommend,
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  • Gail O'Connor
    January 1, 1970
    This memoir of life on the run was a little too slow for me. The characters appeared too staid for the storyline.
  • Reading with Cats
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars
  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully written memoir. Must read!
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