I tore through this book in a single day. If you’re into psychological thrillers, you’ll love this one. But here’s a warning: I’m a fan of this genre and read it often, but even I was disturbed by some of it. I finished it right at 11 pm and was very awake. The book was just released two months ago, but the movie rights have already been sold so get ready to see this suspenseful tale play out on the big screen.
Darby is rushing home from college to see her Mom one last time before she succumbs to pancreatic cancer. Only, rushing isn’t really possible when she encounters a horrendous snow storm, forcing her to pull over at a desolate rest stop. When the roads close, she’s stuck there with four other people who are annoying at best, skeezy at worst. It’s only a few hours, right? But when Darby discovers a little girl locked in a cage in one of the other cars at the rest stop, she realizes one of the people she’s stranded with is a dangerous criminal. Hours now seem like an eternity and every minute counts.
4 out of 5 stars.