No Exit
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.

No Exit Details

TitleNo Exit
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 25th, 2017
PublisherJoffe Books
Rating
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Horror

No Exit Review

  • Linda Strong
    January 1, 1970
    Darby Thorne made a mistake. She started out late to get to her mother's. The falling snow becomes a blizzard and she loses a windshield wiper. She does manage to make it to a rest stop. The good news is that she is off the road. The bad news is she is now stranded overnight ... with no telephone service.There are only a few cars in the parking lot and she finds people, coffee and cocoa waiting on the inside. People there seem friendly enough .... they are all in the same situation.Strolling out Darby Thorne made a mistake. She started out late to get to her mother's. The falling snow becomes a blizzard and she loses a windshield wiper. She does manage to make it to a rest stop. The good news is that she is off the road. The bad news is she is now stranded overnight ... with no telephone service.There are only a few cars in the parking lot and she finds people, coffee and cocoa waiting on the inside. People there seem friendly enough .... they are all in the same situation.Strolling outside to see if she can find a place to get her telephone going, she passes by a van. To her horror she sees a small hand wave from inside. Trying to open the van, she finds it locked. But what terrifies her most is that the child is in something that resembles a dog crate and she has duct tape across her mouth.One of the people inside is a kidnapper .. or worse. She doesn't know who to trust. All she knows is that she must try to save the child.And then she makes another mistake ...........This is a new author to me, and one I intend to read more of. I was glued to my kindle ...could not wait to see what happened next. This is a well written thriller with characters the reader won't forget easily. The first twist left me breathless. The suspense starts at the very first page and only becomes more compelling until the explosive ending.I wish to thank the author / Joffee Books / Netgalley for the advance digital copy of NO EXIT. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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  • Tulay
    January 1, 1970
    Had potential.This book is for those like to read Robin Cook books. Scary, vicious and bloody nightmarish story. Can't believe any body traveling in that weather and those states, without any preparations. Got tired of repeated sayings and foul language. Don't recommend this book.
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  • Louise Wilson
    January 1, 1970
    Darby Thorne, a college student, has been stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She was on her way home to visit her sick mother. She will need to spend the night with four strangers. But then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of the parked cars. With no phone signal and trapped because of the snow, Darby does not know which one of the strangers is the kidnapper.Wow. What a terrific read this book turned out to be. I found myself quickly engros Darby Thorne, a college student, has been stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She was on her way home to visit her sick mother. She will need to spend the night with four strangers. But then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of the parked cars. With no phone signal and trapped because of the snow, Darby does not know which one of the strangers is the kidnapper.Wow. What a terrific read this book turned out to be. I found myself quickly engrossed in the story. I would like to think that if like Darby, I was caught up in a similar situation I would do the right thing. This is a well written book that has lots of action. I do recommend this book.I would like to thank Joffe Books and the author Taylor Adams for my ARC in exchange for an honest review
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Darby Thorne is a college student who just received the worst news of her life getting a phone call at school that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Fearing the worst Darby rushes off to return home hoping to make things right with her mother before it becomes too late. However what Darby didn't count on was a blizzard hitting the area that she needs to drive through to make it home.Darby unequipped for the weather finds herself slipping and sliding her way along the highway when her wi Darby Thorne is a college student who just received the worst news of her life getting a phone call at school that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer. Fearing the worst Darby rushes off to return home hoping to make things right with her mother before it becomes too late. However what Darby didn't count on was a blizzard hitting the area that she needs to drive through to make it home.Darby unequipped for the weather finds herself slipping and sliding her way along the highway when her windshield wiper breaks heaping one more issue onto her perilous journey. Having no choice but to seek shelter and wait out the storm Darby spots a sign for a rest area ahead and makes her way to the building. After arriving at the rest area Darby finds a few other stranded travelers also seeking shelter from the storm inside the building. Taking the advice of one of the travelers Darby tries to go back outside to find cell service to check on her mother but when passing a van in the lot Darby thinks she sees something inside. Was that really a child or was it her imagination? Just what should Darby do in the middle of nowhere with no way to get help?I can easily give my first warning when it comes to reading No Exit by Taylor Adams...do not pick this book up thinking I'm just going to read a few chapters before bed just to check it out. Once starting this story I just could not put it down, call it engrossing, engaging, intriguing or whatever you'd like it truly turned into one of those reads that I couldn't break away from and today I really need a nap. No Exit asks that question of what would you do if you saw something wrong and Darby becomes the heroine in this story that you hope exists in all of you're fellow humans. Not knowing who to trust or if help would ever come Darby's night becomes a true nail biter after she gets that first glimpse of a little girl in trouble. My only small complaint leaving me to rate this book at 4.5 stars instead of a full five came with I paid a bit too much attention to detail in the beginning and the first twist was expected when it came to me. However that didn't bring the story down in the least as there was plenty of action and intensity to come in the following pages that I would definitely recommend checking this book out.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....
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  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    January 1, 1970
    Read all my plot twists gone awry reviews at https://booksbejeweled.comATTENTION FELLOW TWISTED PLOT LOVERS: Run to the bookstore, library or Audible when this little gem is released on JULY 1, 2017. NO EXIT by Taylor Adams is your magic carpet ride out of a sweltering summer and into a snowy hell. A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger's van. No help for miles. What would you do?Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s Read all my plot twists gone awry reviews at https://booksbejeweled.comATTENTION FELLOW TWISTED PLOT LOVERS: Run to the bookstore, library or Audible when this little gem is released on JULY 1, 2017. NO EXIT by Taylor Adams is your magic carpet ride out of a sweltering summer and into a snowy hell. A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger's van. No help for miles. What would you do?Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.The very first twist left me breathless, and trust me, that's not the only bolt out of the blue. The uneasy suspense builds page after page until all the characters have gone off the deep end and completely off course. Darby Thorne is the reluctant leader of a child rescue attempt. I identified with her from the start, she cares about others-but she hates to get involved, you know? She is forced to overcome the hesitancies she originally carried and goes full throttle until the shocking climax of the story. Don't miss the Epilogue! I cannot wait to see the movie version of this book. Hey Hollywood! Here's the perfect script, we all need more escapist diversions from our boring lives (tee-hee). Please please make NO EXIT into a movie, thank you very much.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    2.5/5 stars - 50 pages in, I DESPISED this book. How can I be scared by a villain who is constantly farting? However, I was more engrossed the more I read, and it was an overall decent thriller. I probably won't remember this a year from now, but I needed something fast paced, and this did the trick.
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  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    January 1, 1970
    UPDATE 11. 30. 18Is it just me or didn't this book come out already?? LIKE TWO YEARS AGO IN 2017?? I also thought it was being made into movie? The book is being released again for 2019??!! What even....anyways, I already read it, and it's a somewhat decent thriller. Fast paced with a really cool and direct premise....but (see full review down below)A.J. Fucking Finn also blurbed it and im shoook??!__THIS BOOK HAS SUCH A FUCKING HIGH RATING HERE ON GOODREADS.....??!!....Like seriously, literally UPDATE 11. 30. 18Is it just me or didn't this book come out already?? LIKE TWO YEARS AGO IN 2017?? I also thought it was being made into movie? The book is being released again for 2019??!! What even....anyways, I already read it, and it's a somewhat decent thriller. Fast paced with a really cool and direct premise....but (see full review down below)A.J. Fucking Finn also blurbed it and im shoook??!__THIS BOOK HAS SUCH A FUCKING HIGH RATING HERE ON GOODREADS.....??!!....Like seriously, literally broken because this was nowhere as good as I though it was going to be. If anything, this taught me that the GR ratings are not to be trusted. But this book. Wasn't that bad. But it wasn't that good either. It was actually kinda c h e e e s y.I think the worst of it for me was the writing and the sort of unrealistic scenarios (that ending wtf) but......I really liked the main character, Darby, and her knack for survival. She was just an normal college student, an innocent bystander, thrust into a life and death situation, all the while in the midst of a sociopathic kidnapper. Darby was super easy to relate to, being a poor broke college student and all that. Overall, this little thriller wasn't anything special. But it's short, fast, and sweet, and I found myself rooting for this heroine and urging her on to fight back. I actually think it's perfect for people who want to get into this genre. Nothing to heavy, nothing to memorable either. It was just fun. 3 STARZTwitter | Bookstagram | Youtube |
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  • Book of the Month
    January 1, 1970
    Why I love itby Liberty HardyHoly cats—this pulse-pounding thriller will have you on the edge of your seat! Lock your doors, turn off your phone, and get ready to ignore all your obligations until you’ve finished No Exit—it’s THAT good.Ever wondered if you could really be a hero when it mattered most? College student Darby Thorne is stranded in a remote highway rest stop with four strangers during a blizzard. While retrieving something from her car, she discovers a young girl locked in a van in Why I love itby Liberty HardyHoly cats—this pulse-pounding thriller will have you on the edge of your seat! Lock your doors, turn off your phone, and get ready to ignore all your obligations until you’ve finished No Exit—it’s THAT good.Ever wondered if you could really be a hero when it mattered most? College student Darby Thorne is stranded in a remote highway rest stop with four strangers during a blizzard. While retrieving something from her car, she discovers a young girl locked in a van in the parking lot. Which of the four strangers inside the rest stop owns the van? Who is the girl? And how can Darcy rescue her without tipping off the kidnapper and potentially getting everyone killed?Fans of Joe Hill and A.J. Finn will love this book. I loved how Darcy—who has never taken charge of anything before—goes full-throttle into badass mode. And despite my best efforts, I never figured out what was going to happen. Instead, I tore through each explosive surprise, heart pounding in my throat (for what it’s worth, this book gave me a much better idea of just what that expression means). No Exit is a nonstop rollercoaster ride, and I loved every electrifying second of it.Read more at: https://www.bookofthemonth.com/no-exi...
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    WHAT THE BLOODY HELL WAS THAT!!!!Unfortunately I DNF at 30% the plot was ridiculous Darby was an irritating character & if you were stuck in a blizzard WHY WOULDNT YOU HAVE A PLAN B?? For heavens sake Miss Taylor get the plot right UGhhh This was one forgettable book WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.
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  • Gabby
    January 1, 1970
    This shit was intense. This is a thriller/horror novel about a child abduction that takes place in the middle of a blizzard in Colorado. Our main character Darby gets stuck at a rest stop in Colorado on the way to visit her family, and she meets four strangers at a rest stop, and in the parking lot she sees a child locked in a cage with duct tape over her mouth in the back of a van. So immediately we are trying to figure out who's van that is and Darby contemplate who she can trust. I felt like This shit was intense. This is a thriller/horror novel about a child abduction that takes place in the middle of a blizzard in Colorado. Our main character Darby gets stuck at a rest stop in Colorado on the way to visit her family, and she meets four strangers at a rest stop, and in the parking lot she sees a child locked in a cage with duct tape over her mouth in the back of a van. So immediately we are trying to figure out who's van that is and Darby contemplate who she can trust. I felt like I was holding my breath this entire god damn book. Sometimes I wanted to slap Darby for her decisions because I just felt so invested in what was happening and my heart was fucking racing and alksjdlkajs ANXIETY. I read this book in two sittings because I couldn't put it down. This book kind of gave me the same anxiety I felt with The Cabin at the End of the World, one of my favorites of the year. It has that same home-invasion feel to it and the horror in this book is pretty horrific to read about and isn't for the light-hearted. Overall, I went into this book not sure what to expect and it was terrifying and suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole book as promised!Thanks to Book of the Month for sending me this book as one of their December selections!
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  • Vaso
    January 1, 1970
    Η περίληψη στο οπισθόφυλλο είναι αρκετά ιντριγκαδόρικη και η ατμόσφαιρα το βιβλίου είναι  σκοτεινή και κρατάει τον αναγνώστη σε εγρήγορση. Είναι μια καλοδουλεμένη ιστορία με σωστές δόσεις σασπένς και αγωνίας. Απόλαυσα την ανάγνωσή  του αφου δεν μπορούσα να αφήσω το βιβλίο από τα χέρια μου!!
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  • Annika
    January 1, 1970
    What a wild, wicked ride, this book. Who would've guessed a full-length novel entirely set on a rest stop could be that thrilling, especially considering the bad guy reveals himself relatively early into the book?Sure, there wasn't much of an elaborate plot, Adams went totally over the top with the "NOOOOOO" moments, the protagonist was stupid and kept making the dumbest decisions, and I often felt like I was reading the script of a 90's teen slasher movie where, no matter how fast you are, the What a wild, wicked ride, this book. Who would've guessed a full-length novel entirely set on a rest stop could be that thrilling, especially considering the bad guy reveals himself relatively early into the book?Sure, there wasn't much of an elaborate plot, Adams went totally over the top with the "NOOOOOO" moments, the protagonist was stupid and kept making the dumbest decisions, and I often felt like I was reading the script of a 90's teen slasher movie where, no matter how fast you are, the bad guy always catches up with you.But still, I had such an amazing time reading this. I bit my nails off and got about three and a half hours of sleep last night because I just couldn't find it in me to put it down. I still loved Darby and her screwing everything up, and I particularly adored that sadistic, sociopath of a villain. Whether it was bleach, bullets, fire or the meaty click of a knife striking bone, there's no dignity in death. Every living creature dies afraid.For all her cunning, Darby would learn this, too. This was a fascinating mindfuck; unexpected twists and chilling revelations lurking around every corner, and somehow, in between all that action, tension and gore, Adams even managed to throw in some dry humor here and there.Hats off!ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • JuJu (Julie)
    January 1, 1970
    Wow...This book will keep you on the edge of your seat! A fantastic, suspenseful thriller!
  • nikolaos
    January 1, 1970
    Ένα βιβλίο το οποίο αμέσως μου έκανε κλικ , μόλις διάβασα το οπισθόφυλλο , σε συνδυασμό με την φοβερή βαθμολογία που έχει εδώ, στο goodreads. Πλην όμως δεν ανταποκρίθηκε στις προσδοκίες μου. Στα θετικά είναι η ωραία ατμόσφαιρα , τα ωραία δεδομένα με τα οποία αρχίζει το βιβλίο. Μου θύμισε σκηνικό (αλλά μέχρι εκεί…) που έστηνε η Αγκάθα Κρίστι (ένα μέρος απρόσιτο, οπότε μόνο οι παρόντες είναι πιθανοί ύποπτοι ). Επίσης μου άρεσε η εναλλαγή στα δεδομένα , για το τι ακριβώς ρόλο παίζει ο καθένας στην Ένα βιβλίο το οποίο αμέσως μου έκανε κλικ , μόλις διάβασα το οπισθόφυλλο , σε συνδυασμό με την φοβερή βαθμολογία που έχει εδώ, στο goodreads. Πλην όμως δεν ανταποκρίθηκε στις προσδοκίες μου. Στα θετικά είναι η ωραία ατμόσφαιρα , τα ωραία δεδομένα με τα οποία αρχίζει το βιβλίο. Μου θύμισε σκηνικό (αλλά μέχρι εκεί…) που έστηνε η Αγκάθα Κρίστι (ένα μέρος απρόσιτο, οπότε μόνο οι παρόντες είναι πιθανοί ύποπτοι ). Επίσης μου άρεσε η εναλλαγή στα δεδομένα , για το τι ακριβώς ρόλο παίζει ο καθένας στην ιστορία.Από εκεί και πέρα όμως δεν με τράβηξε και πολύ... Να καθίσω να διαβάσω με την μία πολλές μαζεμένες σελίδες… Να το τελειώσω σε σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα… Να αγωνιώ να μάθω τι συμβαίνει παρακάτω... Δεν νομίζω να βοήθησαν τελικά, όλες οι σκέψεις των πρωταγωνιστών για τα παιδικά (και γενικά παλαιότερα )τους χρόνια. Δεν δέθηκα με την βασική πρωταγωνίστρια. Και επίσης πολύ σημαντικό (πέραν των υπερβολών στην εξέλιξη, που βέβαια υπάρχουν και σε πολλά άλλα βιβλία ) δεν με ικανοποίησε-ευχαρίστησε η όλη εξέλιξη της υπόθεσης.Οπότε, για μένα, είναι ένα ναι μεν συμπαθητικό βιβλίο, αλλά σε καμία περίπτωση δεν συμμερίζομαι τον τεράστιο βαθμό (4,21 την στιγμή που γράφω την κριτική) που έχει στο goodreads. Ίσως να μπορούσα να βάλω και τρία αστεράκια , αλλά κατέληξα στα δύο, κυρίως διότι το ξεκίνησα με πολλές προσδοκίες, για τις οποίες δεν ανταποκρίθηκε τελικά το βιβλίο.
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  • Vera Brandão
    January 1, 1970
    Brutal! :D Adorei! Opinião em breve
  • Sotiris Karagiannis
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/524 Δεκεμβρίου. Η Ντάρμπι Θορν κατευθύνεται με το αυτοκίνητό της προς το νοσοκομείο που νοσηλεύεται η μητέρας της. Η δυνατή χιονόπτωση αναγκάζει την Ντάρμπι να σταθμεύσει για λίγο σε ένα σταθμό εξυπηρέτησης αυτοκινητιστών. Δεν υπάρχει σήμα και η μπαταρία του κινητού της τελειώνει. Δεν τα παρατάει όμως και ψάχνει σήμα. Τότε έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με μία σκληρή εικόνα: ένα μικρό κοριτσάκι βρίσκεται παγιδευμένο σε ένα κλουβί μέσα σε ένα φορτηγάκι. Μπαίνει μέσα στο κτίριο και αντικρίζει τέσσερα άτομ 4.5/524 Δεκεμβρίου. Η Ντάρμπι Θορν κατευθύνεται με το αυτοκίνητό της προς το νοσοκομείο που νοσηλεύεται η μητέρας της. Η δυνατή χιονόπτωση αναγκάζει την Ντάρμπι να σταθμεύσει για λίγο σε ένα σταθμό εξυπηρέτησης αυτοκινητιστών. Δεν υπάρχει σήμα και η μπαταρία του κινητού της τελειώνει. Δεν τα παρατάει όμως και ψάχνει σήμα. Τότε έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με μία σκληρή εικόνα: ένα μικρό κοριτσάκι βρίσκεται παγιδευμένο σε ένα κλουβί μέσα σε ένα φορτηγάκι. Μπαίνει μέσα στο κτίριο και αντικρίζει τέσσερα άτομα. Ένας από αυτούς είναι ο απαγωγέας, αλλά ποιος; Η ζωή της αλλάζει για πάντα όταν αποφασίζει να σώσει την μικρή φυλακισμένη.Έμαθα για αυτό το βιβλίο από το goodreads. Δύο άτομα που εμπιστεύομαι τις επιλογές τους έγραψαν καλά λόγια και το αγόρασα δίχως πολλά πολλά και για καλή μου τύχη βγήκα πολύ ευχαριστημένος.Το χωρίς διέξοδο (No exit) είναι ένα αγωνιώδες θρίλερ που διαδραματίζεται σε μία μόνο νύχτα, με ηρωίδα τη δευτεροετή φοιτήτρια Καλών Τεχνών, Ντάρμπι. Από την αρχή ο συγγραφέας σε βάζει στο κλειστοφοβικό κλίμα, περιγράφοντας άψογα την κατάσταση του αποκλεισμού. Οι εικόνες και οι περιγραφές είναι πολύ ζωντανές και οι παρομοιώσεις πετυχημένες. Η δράση είναι άκρως κινηματογραφική και συνεχείς. Η Ντάρμπι καταστρώνει σχέδια, προσπαθώντας να προσαρμοστεί στις συνεχείς ανατροπές που την οδηγούν πάντα σε αδιέξοδο.Και εδώ πρέπει να αναφέρω πώς οι ανατροπές, αν και λίγες, είναι σωστά βαλμένες (και λογικές) για να εξελίξουν την υπόθεση και να υψώσουν συνεχώς εμπόδια στο Γολγοθά που πρέπει να ανέβει η Ντάρμπι. Δεν υπάρχουν φανφάρες και γεγονότα για να γεμίσουν τις σελίδες. Είναι πολύ καλογραμμένο για το είδος του και δεν με εκπλήσσει που η Twenty Century Fox έχει πάρει τα δικαιώματα για να το κάνει ταινία - το ύφος ταιριάζει τέλεια για ένα παγωμένο θρίλερ.Όσο περνάει η ώρα, η Ντάρμπι αρχίζει να γνωρίζει τα άτομα που βρίσκονται εγκλωβισμένα, προσπαθώντας να δημιουργήσει συμμαχίες για να γλιτώσει το μικρό κοριτσάκι από τα αδίστακτα χέρια του απαγωγέα. Όμως ποιον τελικά μπορεί να εμπιστευτεί; Ο καιρός επιδεινώνεται συνεχώς, τα εκχιονιστικά αργούν να φτάσουν και οι αστυνομικοί δεν έχουν ιδέα για το περιστατικό. Και ο κλήρος πέφτει στην Ντάρμπι...Αυτό που με έκανε να ευχαριστηθώ το βιβλίο ήταν οι προθέσεις του. Δεν είχε σκοπό να πλασαριστεί ως κάτι άλλο εκτός από αυτό που δείχνει. Είναι καθαρό ψυχολογικό θρίλερ που στην αρχή ξεκινάει ως μυστήριο αλλά στη συνέχεια γίνεται ένας αγώνας επιβίωσης και κυνηγητού. Ο Taylor Adams πλάθει ένα περιβάλλον εχθρικό, γεμάτο ψυχοπαθή άτομα και λυκοφιλίες.Το βιβλίο το προτείνω σε όλους όσους θέλουν να διαβάσουν ένα θρίλερ αγωνίας και επιβίωσης, αρκετά ξεχωριστό. Υπάρχει αρκετή βία και εικόνες που ίσως θα να σας γυρίσουν τα άντερα. Στα μειονεκτήματα βάζω τους άλλους χαρακτήρες που μοιάζουν αρκετά κλισέ και καρικατούρες, δίχως όμως αυτό να δημιουργεί πρόβλημα γιατί όπως ανέφερα και πιο πάνω, οι προθέσεις ήταν άλλες. Όπως και να έχει, είναι ένα βιβλίο που θα το ευχαριστηθείτε σίγουρα όσοι αγαπάτε αυτό είδος.
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  • Marc Bougharios
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsThis novel is released on January 19th.Out of the many novels that I've read this year, this has to be one of the only ones that I stayed up late reading. I read this one in two sittings and devoured it entirely. It's hard not to like it and if I'm being honest I was very excited to read this one before I even got it. I was trying to rush through my TBR list as fast as I could to reach this one and I'm so very glad that I read it.It had a very similar feel to An Unwanted Guest by Shari 4.5 starsThis novel is released on January 19th.Out of the many novels that I've read this year, this has to be one of the only ones that I stayed up late reading. I read this one in two sittings and devoured it entirely. It's hard not to like it and if I'm being honest I was very excited to read this one before I even got it. I was trying to rush through my TBR list as fast as I could to reach this one and I'm so very glad that I read it.It had a very similar feel to An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena which is by far one of my favorite books that I've read this year. What would you do if you saw a nine year old girl trapped in a dog cage in someone's car in the freezing cold weather? Who can you really trust? It really was such an exhilarating read. I did not want to put it down. I read this lying in my bed all warm because the book's weather made me cold! Darby is such an amazing character. The lengths she goes to to try and save the little girl and the dangers that she encounters makes this novel so unique. I've never read anything like this book before and that's what made it stand out!The plot and twists in this novel did not stop coming. I didn't know how Adams would make many twists in a story like this one but he did not disappoint. I do not want to give anything but this is a must read for all thriller fans out there. Put on your reading glasses, get warm under your covers and make a nice hot jug of coffee and brace yourselves because it's going to be one heck of a ride! Thank you HarperCollins Canada and William Morrow for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Gloria Bernal
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 starsAptly named, “No Exit” is a situation the characters find themselves in at a rest stop in Colorado. The harsh snow blizzard is making traveling dangerous. Darby, a college student pulls over at this rest stop as her old Honda isn’t going to make it much farther. She has no signal on her iPhone, the battery is very low and she’s forgotten her charger in her rush to get on the road to reach her dying mother before Christmas. At the rest stop are 4 other people taking shelter inside. Ther 3.75 starsAptly named, “No Exit” is a situation the characters find themselves in at a rest stop in Colorado. The harsh snow blizzard is making traveling dangerous. Darby, a college student pulls over at this rest stop as her old Honda isn’t going to make it much farther. She has no signal on her iPhone, the battery is very low and she’s forgotten her charger in her rush to get on the road to reach her dying mother before Christmas. At the rest stop are 4 other people taking shelter inside. There’s coffee, and a place to wait it out indoors. As she passes a van in the parking lot she sees a child caged in a dog kennel inside the van, then thinks it’s her imagination, but goes back out to check again and she wasn’t wrong. The girl is chained and bleeding in a pigsty of a dark van. Her eyes plead for help. Now what should she do? First, she has to figure out which of the 4 people inside is holding the little girl hostage, and then how she is going to rescue the child, all she knows is that she must. This all takes place in a period of 24 hours, with the time of day displayed at the top of each chapter.I wouldn’t say this is crafted in the likes of experienced writers such as Harlan Coben, yet this was pretty darn good. It keeps you vested in the protagonist, and constantly being surprised at what is uncovered. It doesn’t move along at a quick clip in the first half, but it steadily gets rolling, like an avalanche (pun intended) until you are hooked into finding out who makes it out alive and how. Even the ending has its own little surprise. I had to read the last few paragraphs over again to make sure I understood it. Be forewarned of bad language and violent scenes. Well done, Taylor Adams. Recommended to my fellow fans of mysteries and suspense.
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  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    For those that know me well, know that I am severely picky. I am even more picky with thrillers, that is my favorite genre so you either roll with the suspense or get a nasty review. What in the blue hell was this? There was no characterization, just an annoying main character stuck in a blizzard, not knowing what to do. Where the hell did she came from? What led to the blizzard? Why should readers wait..wait..wait and WAIT for something BIG to happen.It is a FREAKING (I really wanted to use the For those that know me well, know that I am severely picky. I am even more picky with thrillers, that is my favorite genre so you either roll with the suspense or get a nasty review. What in the blue hell was this? There was no characterization, just an annoying main character stuck in a blizzard, not knowing what to do. Where the hell did she came from? What led to the blizzard? Why should readers wait..wait..wait and WAIT for something BIG to happen.It is a FREAKING (I really wanted to use the F word but I digress), THRILLER! That means that you have to build up characterization from the beginning. I should not have to wait for eternity for something to pull me in. Granted there are a few thrillers with the exception to this role but not many.The pacing was rushed and the only 'exit' was me moving the hell out.UGHHHHHHH!Of course it has rave reviews, what a surprise..sometimes I wonder if people just buy the hype without reading themselves.NEXT!!!
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  • George K.
    January 1, 1970
    Πριν κάτι μήνες έμαθα ότι θα κυκλοφορούσε το συγκεκριμένο θρίλερ στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος και αμέσως έψαξα για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και κριτικές, γιατί δεν ήξερα τίποτα απολύτως για το βιβλίο ή για τον συγγραφέα που το έγραψε. Η ιστορία μου κίνησε το ενδιαφέρον για τα καλά, ενώ δεν μπόρεσα να παραβλέψω τις υπερβολικά πολλές και καλές κριτικές σε Amazon και Goodreads. Έτσι, το έβαλα στη σχετική λίστα και δεν έβλεπα την ώρα να σκάσει μύτη στα βιβλιοπωλεία. Πριν λίγες μέρες κυ Πριν κάτι μήνες έμαθα ότι θα κυκλοφορούσε το συγκεκριμένο θρίλερ στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος και αμέσως έψαξα για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και κριτικές, γιατί δεν ήξερα τίποτα απολύτως για το βιβλίο ή για τον συγγραφέα που το έγραψε. Η ιστορία μου κίνησε το ενδιαφέρον για τα καλά, ενώ δεν μπόρεσα να παραβλέψω τις υπερβολικά πολλές και καλές κριτικές σε Amazon και Goodreads. Έτσι, το έβαλα στη σχετική λίστα και δεν έβλεπα την ώρα να σκάσει μύτη στα βιβλιοπωλεία. Πριν λίγες μέρες κυκλοφόρησε τελικά, το αγόρασα, και τώρα το διάβασα ουσιαστικά σε δυο καθισιές.Τι μας λέει η περίληψη στο οπισθόφυλλο της ελληνικής έκδοσης: "Τι θα έκανες για να σώσεις ένα εγκλωβισμένο κορίτσι από τον απαγωγέα του, ενώ βρίσκεσαι στη μέση του πουθενά μέσα στη χιονοθύελλα; Η Ντάρμπι Θορν, φοιτήτρια κολλεγίου, ακινητοποιείται από μια ξαφνική χιονοθύελλα σε ένα πάρκινγκ της εθνικής οδού στη μέση του πουθενά, ενώ πηγαίνει στην άρρωστη μητέρα της. Ετοιμάζεται να περάσει τη νύχτα στο πάρκινγκ, μαζί με άλλους τέσσερις εγκλωβισμένους οδηγούς, όταν ξαφνικά βλέπει ένα τρομαγμένο μικρό κορίτσι κλειδωμένο μέσα σε ένα από τα σταθμευμένα αυτοκίνητα. Το κινητό της δεν έχει σήμα και δεν υπάρχει διέξοδος λόγω της κακοκαιρίας. Το μόνο που ξέρει είναι ότι ένας από τους άλλους ταξιδιώτες είναι ο απαγωγέας... Ένα θρίλερ γεμάτο ανατροπές που καθηλώνει τον αναγνώστη και δεν τον αφήνει να πάρει ανάσα!"Λοιπόν, πρόκειται σαφώς για ένα ενδιαφέρον, εθιστικό και σχετικά σφιχτοδεμένο θρίλερ, με ένταση, αρκετή αγωνία και κάποιες δυνατές σκηνές που ανεβάζουν την αδρεναλίνη στα ύψη. Η ατμόσφαιρα είναι όσο κλειστοφοβική και τεταμένη χρειάζεται για να κρατήσει στην τσίτα τον αναγνώστη, ενώ το παγωμένο και κάπως απομονωμένο σκηνικό είναι δοσμένο με ρεαλισμό και γλαφυρότητα. Οι χαρακτήρες είναι κάπως μονοδιάστατοι και με "θεματάκια", οι υπερβολές και οι ευκολίες στην πλοκή φυσικά δεν λείπουν, ενώ γενικά η γραφή είναι μεν ευκολοδιάβαστη και εθιστική, αλλά ουσιαστικά χωρίς κάτι το ιδιαίτερο και το ξεχωριστό. Τέλος πάντων, μιλάμε για ένα άκρως ψυχαγωγικό θρίλερ που θα κρατήσει πολύ καλή παρέα για λίγες ώρες στην παραλία (ή οπουδήποτε αλλού). Δεν αμφιβάλλω ότι σε λίγο καιρό θα δούμε και ταινία βασισμένη σ'αυτό.
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  • Warrengent
    January 1, 1970
    Read over the course of a day.I loved Darbys character and her initial thought process of the people she meets, in the visitor centre.After seeing what she believes to be a young child's hand, coming from a cage that appears at a window, of one of the others car-van,she finds herself in an dreadful situation.Snowed in only six percent on her battery on her I-phone, with nowhere to go for at least the next 8 hours,and her mind working over time,as one of the others kidnapped a child and is also s Read over the course of a day.I loved Darbys character and her initial thought process of the people she meets, in the visitor centre.After seeing what she believes to be a young child's hand, coming from a cage that appears at a window, of one of the others car-van,she finds herself in an dreadful situation.Snowed in only six percent on her battery on her I-phone, with nowhere to go for at least the next 8 hours,and her mind working over time,as one of the others kidnapped a child and is also stranded here like herself.I won't give anything away but I could not read fast enough,great plot brilliant characters and very suspenseful,I definitely will be reading more from Taylor Adams.
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  • Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
    January 1, 1970
    Este livro é brutal!! Este livro... meus queridos leitores é, simplesmente, brutal! Na minha aventura pelos thrillers (que ainda é curta) nunca tinha apanhado um livro destes. Acabei de o ler hoje de madrugada e não consegui não vir já escrever a minha opinião. Geralmente, quando apanho livros que me marcam assim, deixo passar uns dias para pensar bem no que vou dizer sobre o livro e deixar assentar as ideias. No entanto, preciso mesmo de deixar aqui a minha opinião enquanto tenho a história fre Este livro é brutal!! Este livro... meus queridos leitores é, simplesmente, brutal! Na minha aventura pelos thrillers (que ainda é curta) nunca tinha apanhado um livro destes. Acabei de o ler hoje de madrugada e não consegui não vir já escrever a minha opinião. Geralmente, quando apanho livros que me marcam assim, deixo passar uns dias para pensar bem no que vou dizer sobre o livro e deixar assentar as ideias. No entanto, preciso mesmo de deixar aqui a minha opinião enquanto tenho a história fresca na minha mente.Este é o primeiro livro de Taylor Adams e, devo dizer que, ele teve um começo arrebatador. Tanto que, pelo que tenho conhecimento, este livro será adaptado ao cinema e, ainda eu não sabia disso e já pensava "Ena... isto dava um filme do caraças!". É ou não uma estreia fantástica? Eu acho que é e vai ser um filme que não vou perder.Opinião Completahttps://sinfoniadoslivros.blogspot.co...
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  • Joanne Freitas
    January 1, 1970
    Este foi um livro muito bem estruturado de início ao fim que deixa sempre o leitor a querer saber mais e mais. Fala sobre um tema atual: rapto de crianças, em que os raptores não pensam nas consequências porque só estão focados no dinheiro e, neste caso, nem têm medo de matar alguém para alcançar os seus objetivos. Suspense de início ao fim.
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  • Karolina
    January 1, 1970
    Ant įtempto siužeto trilerių mano kabliukas dažniausiai nekimba, nes jie visada persiskaito greitai, greitai ir išsitrina iš atminties. Bet jei norite kokį vakarą paskirti greitam puslapių vertimui, tai ši knyga puikus pasirinkimas. Jaudulio tikrai sukėlė, ir, kaip anotacijoj žadėjo, nepaleido iki paskutinio sakinio. Susimąsčiau, kaip būtų, jei man atsitiktų taip, kaip pagrindinei veikėjai Derbei. Ar rizikuočiau savo gyvybe tam, kad išgelbėčiau pagrobtą vaiką? Kiek toli galėčiau nueiti? Buvo det Ant įtempto siužeto trilerių mano kabliukas dažniausiai nekimba, nes jie visada persiskaito greitai, greitai ir išsitrina iš atminties. Bet jei norite kokį vakarą paskirti greitam puslapių vertimui, tai ši knyga puikus pasirinkimas. Jaudulio tikrai sukėlė, ir, kaip anotacijoj žadėjo, nepaleido iki paskutinio sakinio. Susimąsčiau, kaip būtų, jei man atsitiktų taip, kaip pagrindinei veikėjai Derbei. Ar rizikuočiau savo gyvybe tam, kad išgelbėčiau pagrobtą vaiką? Kiek toli galėčiau nueiti? Buvo detalių, kurios ir neįtikino, pvz., iphone'as neįprastai ilgai veikė su vos keliom baterijos padalom, bet, nu ką gali žinoti, gal taip būna :D Visgi, tikrai rekomenduoju, autorius labai gerose vietose sudėjo tuos plot twist'us, kurie vis prikaustydavo dėmesį iš naujo :)
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  • NZLisaM
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 22%. Slow and boring. Enjoyed the isolated, trapped element, and the setting was described well, but that was about it. There was something off about the tone that irked me. The narration seemed too upbeat considering the protagonist has just found a caged child bound and gagged, hurt and freezing, in the back of a van. The child abducter has been revealed already and I just read a page where the author felt it was necessary to have a character fart multiple times. Juvenile! Maybe it gets DNF at 22%. Slow and boring. Enjoyed the isolated, trapped element, and the setting was described well, but that was about it. There was something off about the tone that irked me. The narration seemed too upbeat considering the protagonist has just found a caged child bound and gagged, hurt and freezing, in the back of a van. The child abducter has been revealed already and I just read a page where the author felt it was necessary to have a character fart multiple times. Juvenile! Maybe it gets better, but with so many books on my tbr, I would rather move on to a better one.
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  • Nicki
    January 1, 1970
    Darby Thorne is a college art student who is not having a very good day. She was late starting out on her journey to see her sick mother,her windscreen wiper snapped and now she is stranded by snowmageddon with four total strangers at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. Then she stumbles across a little girl who is locked inside one of their cars.There is no cell phone signal,no wi-fi,no telephone,no way out because of the snow,and she doesn't know which one of the other travellers is Darby Thorne is a college art student who is not having a very good day. She was late starting out on her journey to see her sick mother,her windscreen wiper snapped and now she is stranded by snowmageddon with four total strangers at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. Then she stumbles across a little girl who is locked inside one of their cars.There is no cell phone signal,no wi-fi,no telephone,no way out because of the snow,and she doesn't know which one of the other travellers is the kidnapper.Who is the little girl? Why has she been kidnapped? And even if Darby can get her out of the vehicle with no help for miles will they be able to stay alive long enough to be rescued.OMG,this really is a fast paced roller coaster ride.After spending a few pages getting to know Darby,the reader is launched into a danger packed,adrenaline ride that rockets along and grips the reader so tightly that you sometimes have difficulty breathing. I really liked Darby and the little girl Jay and I found myself constantly on the edge of my seat,routing for them both and hoping that they would both be alive by the end of the book.I really enjoyed this gripping,page turner.I haven't read any other books by this author but after reading this I fully intend to rectify that in the not too distant future.Many thanks to Joffe books for a arc of this book in exchange for a honest review
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  • Roz
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars rounded up because I’ve never been this stressed reading a book. Ever. I had to put it down so my heart could get some rest. If you want to read a thriller that actually has THRILLS then I’d recommend this one.
  • Stacey Camp
    January 1, 1970
    **4 Goodreads Stars**Taylor Adam's No Exit is a keep-you-on-your-toes thriller that mixes classic storytelling with contemporary high-velocity suspense novel pacing. It's been forever since I  read a thriller that was so scary I had to put it down at night. No Exit had so many skin-crawling twists and turns that I ended up reading most of it during the day!This book is basically one of my worst fears made real. I used to live in a remote, rural part of the inland Pacific Northwest (United States **4 Goodreads Stars**Taylor Adam's No Exit is a keep-you-on-your-toes thriller that mixes classic storytelling with contemporary high-velocity suspense novel pacing. It's been forever since I  read a thriller that was so scary I had to put it down at night. No Exit had so many skin-crawling twists and turns that I ended up reading most of it during the day!This book is basically one of my worst fears made real. I used to live in a remote, rural part of the inland Pacific Northwest (United States) and spent a good deal of time driving from one really remote place to another. Rest stops were the only places where I encountered other human beings, and when you are driving for hours on end to get from one small city to another, you have to stop to go to the restroom. I absolutely hated these drives, especially in the winter, because rest stops are usually pretty empty spare a few questionable folks. The lead character, Darby, is embarking on the same kind of trip in the middle of a snowstorm. The storm becomes so bad that the roads are closed and she is forced to stop overnight at a sketchy rest stop with a cast of equally oddball characters. Darby has been desperately trying to get home to see her mother, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing surgery for it. Her mind is clouded with regret over things she hasn't said to her and things she wishes she didn't say to her mother.Amid these terrible feelings, she soon begins to suspect that something is gravely amiss at the rest stop when, in an attempt to get cell phone service outside, she sees what appears to be a child trapped in a sketchy looking van. Is her guilt and mind playing tricks on her, or is something absolutely horrific taking place at the rest stop? When Darby goes back inside the rest stop, she must figure out who is lying, who is the owner of the van, and who may be posing a threat to the entire rest stop. This is a very traditional whodunit (like Ten Little Indians or Clue!) in that the lead character must follow clues to decipher the potential killer/child-kidnappers. My only complaint is that I am not a huge fan of horror writing, and this is a personal preference There are many gruesome parts of the book that I could have skipped. Nonetheless, this book kept me on the edge of my seat during the entire read. There were so many terrifying twists and turns, many of which I did not see coming!Thank you to the publisher, William Morrow, the author, Taylor Adams, and Edelweiss+ for an advanced copy of this book!For more of my book reviews visit me here: Book Review Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
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  • Michael Slavin
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really good book. I was reluctant to read it, everyone basically in one room (a rest area). And it started out interesting, but not special. However, pretty quickly the pace picked up. Excellent book, imagine you are stranded in the snow with a child kidnaper among the few people in the rest area with you. There is plenty of action, and I loved heroine's quirky hobby.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 ☆ It’s hard to believe a story based at a snow bound rest stop taking place in only a day could be anything but interesting but it was.. and it’s endorsed by Liberty so I knew I had to pick this one up (of course!) I enjoyed its lively suspensive twists and main character Darby (even without a plan B) is the perfect heroine! Fair warning there’s a good amount of grisly details so if you’re squeamish you may want to skim through those parts.
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