Sunday, February 10, 2019

No Exit by Taylor Adams

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?

My Thoughts 
At first this story started out calm and collected and I was wondering what everyone was raving about.  She was driving in horrible conditions and then had to pull into a rest area. Then Darby walks by the van and sees the hand.  OMG!  I just about hide a heartattack!
I mean is she sure that's what she saw or was it all her freezing cold imagination?
What would you do if that was you?  I asked myself that as I was making my way through this crazy story page by page...
Would I try to figure out who's van it is?  Probably...
Would I think of a way to free the child?  I think so...
Would I then come up with a plan as to how to kill her kidnapper?  I'm not so sure...that's a rather large feet to tackle all on my own!
But you do you girl!
I mean there were A LOT of cringe worthy moments through out this book, but it was worth it!
Get your copy today!  I can't type it all out our I will ruin your experience!

Drink Selection
 I'm pairing this crazy tale with a Blizzard - bring on the bourbon!  


Taylor  Adams

About Taylor
Taylor Adams directed the acclaimed short film And I Feel Fine in 2008 and graduated Eastern Washington University with the Excellence in Screenwriting Award and the prestigious Edmund G. Yarwood Award. His directorial work has screened at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and his writing has been featured on KAYU-TV’s Fox Life blog. He has worked in the film/television industry for several years and lives in Washington state. EYESHOT is Adams' debut novel, published by Joffe Books.

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Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

They say you never forget your first love. What they don't say though, is that sometimes your first love won't forget you...

A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It's been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. "How do you know the victim?" "What's your relationship with Mr. Parker?" Her ex's wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he's not like the others. He's ready to listen, and she knows he'll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decade before, long before Saskia was in the picture, he gives her the floor.

A twenty-something young professional, Angela claims to have no involvement. How could she? It's been years since she and H.P., Mr. Parker that is, were together. As her story unfolds, it deepens and darkens. There's a lot to unpack... betrayal, jealousy, and a group of people who all have motives for retribution. If Angela is telling the truth, then who's lying?

My Thoughts 
Wow!  What a great story!
Angela never quite got over her first love, not by a LONG shot.  She is obsessed and that is putting it mildly!  She and HP were a match made in heaven or so she thought until Saskia came in and stole her best friend (love of her life) out from under her.  
Now she's (Angela) landed herself in a police interview room after Saskia goes missing.
 She should have done herself a favor and asked for a lawyer a long time ago.
She claims she has had no involvement with HP in years but as she talks herself out of trouble (or so she thinks) she's really talking herself right into prison. 
I highly recommend this quick read to all thriller lovers. 

Drink Selection
 This selection is leaning me towards a stiff drink, Scotch of the Rocks please!  Make that a double!


Roz Nay

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The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.

My Thoughts 
 What an amazing story about the trials and tribulations that can take place between sisters.  This was such a powerful story with many important side stories backing it up.
Ruth and Millie had to different childhoods due to the treatment from their mother and father (who never called his wife out on her behavior).  Ruth was always portrayed as the ugly duckling who should take whatever she can get and be happy.  On the flip side Millie was treated like the little princess that could do no wrong and deserved a prince (literally) to sweep her off her feet.
That type of behavior on behalf of their mother will cause a deep seated animosity between the girls.
This story also has issues revolving around domestic violence, abuse and bullying as well.
I highly recommend this book to many and it is one of my top picks of the year!

Drink Selection
   I'm going to pair this selection with The Pink Squirrel - doesn't it just sound fun?


Lynda Cohen Loigman
About Lynda
Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a law degree from Columbia Law School. Lynda practiced trusts and estates law in New York City for eight years before moving out of the city to raise her two children with her husband. She wrote The Two-Family House while she was a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. The Two-Family House was chosen by Goodreads as a best book of the month for March, 2016, and was a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction. Lynda's second novel, The Wartime Sisters, will be published on January 22, 2019.

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