Book Review | No Exit

No Exit book is hands-down one of my favorite thrillers I’ve ever read. The fact that 72% of the reviews on Amazon are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ should tell you that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

Here’s the basic plotline:

A college student named Darby is headed home from college to visit her mother who is in the hospital. She has to pull into to a rest stop due to snow and encounters four individuals inside the rest center…and one girl locked in a cage in the back of a van.

Darby is someone I’d like to be friends with in real life. While pain and regret are forcing her to make this journey to her mother, she is full of a desire to make things right. She’s strong-willed, has a strong moral compass, trusts her gut, and makes for a great narrator. When Darby has tough decisions to make, she answers with action which furthers the plot and stress levels of the reader.

I don’t want to give too much information about the other characters because it’s a mystery/thriller and all that jazz, and anything I say could sway your judgments going into the book. At the very bottom I’ll pop in some spoiler-y reviews if you’re into that sort of thing.

This is one of those books with twists in all the right places. I had to read the ending three times to truly let it all sink in. I first heard of this book on the Book of the Month’s emails and I’m so happy that it lives up to its hype.

If you’re in the market for a new fast-paced book (or even if you’re not), pick this up from your local library or a retailer below.

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Open this section for a more in-depth review *SPOILERS*
I had a feeling that Ashley was involved, but I didn’t see the woman’s involvement coming. I thought that Lars wouldn’t be involved because of how obvious it seemed, but I found their relationship to be so interesting. Ashley is so manipulative!

I also didn’t expect that much violence! While nothing felt too much, it surprised me how much force was used. I guess it did a good job at portraying their mental breaks?

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