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Review: No Exit

No Exit
By Taylor Adams
William Morrow, 9780062875655, January 2019, 352pp.

The Short of It:

A fast-paced, tightly-woven tale of survival.

The Rest of It:

On her way to see her dying mother, Darby finds herself stranded in a blizzard, unable to continue. Without snow tires and one broken windshield wiper and no hope of the snow letting up, she stops at a rest stop to ride it out. Inside the rest stop are four strangers. Outside in the parking lot is a van with a young girl caged inside. What should Darby do? What would you do?

This was a terrific read. From the very beginning you find yourself running along with Darby. It’s relentless! It’s twisty in all the right places and some of it, quite honestly, was pretty clever. There are some surprises but the real winner is Darby. Such a likable, tenacious character. You will be rooting for her at every turn.

Adams did a really good job handling all the loose ends too. I was pretty impressed. Plus, it’s just one of those books that make you love reading all over gain. The act of pushing all your commitments aside just so you can enjoy another page or two. You know that feeling?

If you haven’t read No Exit yet, and you like to be held captive by your reading (who doesn’t?), then find a copy and jump in. I read it in a mere three hours on a work day!

Source: Borrowed
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Review: An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl
By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
St. Martin’s Press, 9781250133731, January 2019, 384pp.

The Short of It:

If you are into cat and mouse type reads then An Anonymous Girl is the book for you.

The Rest of It:

While working on a client, Jessica hears about a research study that pays good money. Although the study is not geared towards her age demographic specifically, the beauty business she’s in doesn’t pay all that much and her family desperately needs the money, so she pretends to be her client so she can participate and make a little extra cash.

Jessica has no idea what she has gotten herself into. All she has to do is answer the questions that Dr. Shields asks but the questions stir up the past and make her doubt the type of person she is. And when the questions become tasks, that seem to test her in more ways than one, Jessica finds herself stuck in the middle of a cat and mouse game that is completely out of control.

This was an entertaining read but honestly, it went on for about fifty pages too long. I liked Jessica a lot, even though she didn’t always make good decisions. I also liked Dr. Shields and how cold and calculated she was. I feel like they complimented one another in the way that women sometimes do when they are together. But although I enjoyed the book a lot it took me a really long time to read it.

It’s advertised as being a lot like Gone Girl. It is not. Thankfully.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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