“What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless.”— A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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.



Reading NO EXIT was an experience for me. Not only was I reading an extremely disturbing novel about kidnapping and creepy men, but I was physically driving through the Colorado mountains with bad road conditions— praying I wouldn’t have to pull over and stop.

Darby is a college student in Colorado. She doesn’t have the strongest relationship with her family but when she gets news that her mother has cancer she heads back home to visit her mom. Doing so, she has to drive though the Colorado mountains during a blizzard. Not able to make it any further, she’s forced to pull over at a rest stop.

At the rest stop she’s thrusted into a situation she never thought she’d be in. There’s a little girl in a cage in the back of the van that’s parked outside the rest stop, and one of the people she’s trapped with inside the rest stop is the kidnapper. Who can Darby trust?

Fast paced, creepy, and badass! 

Every time I travel long distances I’m always on alert when I pull into sketchy gas stations and old run down rest stops. There’s always a fear of running into some scary situations and the stories you hear about those places doesn’t make that fear any better. A closed rest stop, 4 strangers, a blizzard that’s causing roads to be closed so no one can leave, and no cell phone service is truly what nightmares are made of.

NO EXIT was fast paced and once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. The writing was effortless to read and had me on the edge of my seat. One thing I truly loved about NO EXIT was the originality. It was so different than the other thrillers I tend to read. We learn who the kidnapper is pretty early on in the novel so that part of the guess work is out. Instead it’s more about survival and how to outsmart the other. Darby was an extremely intense, brave character.

I don’t want to spoil anything else so I’ll just urge you to make sure you pick the one up. From the first page to the last I was all in. I’m super exited to see what else this author has to offer.


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