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?
2 out of 5 stars
I’ve seen people talking about this book all over the place, so I wanted to give it a try and see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, this book just wasn’t for me.
There are a couple things I enjoyed about the book. The first plot twist took me completely by surprise and gave me chills. I was shocked. I love when a book is able to make me feel like that and catch me off guard. I also liked how determined and tough Darby was. She didn’t ever give up and fought for Jay until the end.
The book started out pretty good, but unfortunately, I just ended up not enjoying it by the time I got to the ending. There were so many plot holes in this book, it was hard to keep track of them all. Every time I would notice one, it would distract me and take me away from the book. The events in this book started to become really unbelievable after a while. The situation with the state trooper didn’t make any sense at all. Honestly, the ending didn’t make any sense either, which I think is what annoyed me the most.