“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.
“A shot of adrenaline straight to the heart! Propulsive and unpredictable, Hairpin Bridge will have you on edge from the first page to the last.”
-Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
From the author of the “full-throttle thriller” (A. J. Finn) No Exit—a riveting new psychological page-turner featuring a fierce and unforgettable heroine.
Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version.
But Lena isn’t buying it.
Now she’s come to that very bridge, driving her dead twin’s car and armed with a cassette recorder, determined to find out what really happened by interviewing the highway patrolman who allegedly discovered her sister’s body.
Corporal Raymond Raycevic has agreed to meet Lena at the scene. He is sympathetic, forthright, and professional. But his story doesn’t seem to add up. For one thing, he stopped Cambry for speeding a full hour before she supposedly leapt to her death. Then there are the sixteen attempted 911 calls from her cell phone, made in what was unfortunately a dead zone.
But perhaps most troubling of all, the state trooper is referred to by name in Cambry’s final enigmatic text to her sister: Please Forgive Me. I couldn’t live with it. Hopefully you can, Officer Raycevic.
Lena will do anything to uncover the truth. But as her twin’s final hours come into focus, Lena’s search turns into a harrowing, tooth-and-nail fight for her own survival—one that will test everything she thought she knew about her sister and herself…
Dan Rupley is a professional ghost hunter who’s never actually found a ghost. But his newest case is promising: a cursed Russian rifle allegedly haunted by a demonic force. As the legend goes, everyone who handles the weapon dies within 24 hours. But fr Dan, it’s personal – he’s still mourning the death of his fiancee Adelaide, and he’s desperate to find proof that spirits exist.
At any cost.
As the hours tick down, Dan’s paranormal investigation quickly twists into a mind-bending nightmare. He is pursued through time and memory by a terrifying (and very real) demon. And as for his lost love, Adelaide?
She might be the only one who can save him…
Young couple James and Elle Eversman are between jobs, between houses, and just suffered their sixth miscarriage. When their Toyota breaks down and strands them miles into the Mojave Desert, it seems only fitting – until James finds a bullet hole in the engine.
A mile away, William Tapp cycles the bolt on his .338 Lapua Magnum and munches Cheetos by the handful. He’s one of the finest marksmen on earth; a human ballistic computer with ice water in his veins and a penchant for murdering random motorists on the highway. It’s just a little red-state fun, right? Tapp knows his faraway victims can’t possibly fight back.
James and Elle are going to try anyway.