No Exit

A Novel

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“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.


Chapter 2: 6:21 p.m.
Chapter 3: 8:14 p.m.
Chapter 4: 8:39 p.m.
Chapter 5: 10:18 p.m.
Chapter 6: 11:07 p.m.
Chapter 7: 11:55 p.m.
Chapter 8: 12:01 a.m.
Chapter 9: 12:04 a.m.
Chapter 10: 12:09 a.m.
Chapter 11: 1:02 a.m.
Chapter 12: 1:09 a.m.
Chapter 13: 1:23 a.m.
Chapter 14: 2:16 a.m.
Chapter 15: 2:56 a.m.
Part IV: Witching Hours
Chapter 16: 3:33 a.m.
Chapter 17: 3:45 a.m.
Chapter 18: 4:05 a.m.
Chapter 19: 4:26 a.m.
Chapter 20: 4:55 a.m.
Chapter 21: 5:44 a.m.
Chapter 22: 6:01 a.m.
Chapter 23: 6:15 a.m.
Chapter 24: 6:22 a.m.
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Copyright (electronic)


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Joffe Books.

first u.s. edition

Cover design by Elsie Lyons
Cover photographs © Dmytro Tsykhmystro/iStock/Getty Images; © sbayram/iStock/Getty Images (snow); © Lyu Hu/Shutterstock (lines on road); © Miloje/Shutterstock (texture)

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Adams, Taylor, author.

Title: No exit : a novel / Taylor Adams.

Description: First edition. | New York, NY : William Morrow, 2019.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018018489| ISBN 9780062875655 (hardcover) | ISBN 9780062875662 (trade pbk.)

Subjects: | GSAFD: Suspense fiction.

Classification: LCC PS3601.D3973 N6 2019 | DDC 813/.6—dc23 LC record available at

Digital Edition JANUARY 2019 ISBN: 978-0-06-287567-9

Print ISBN: 978-0-06-287565-5

On Sale
Jan 15, 2019
Page Count
368 pages