“Inhale. Count to five. Exhale. Forward motion.”
When going on a trip and traveling in snow country, one must remember to charge your phone and wear your boots!
Darby Thorne has been called home. Her mother is dying of cancer and as she leaves school and travels to Utah, traversing mountains, she is faced with a worsening snowstorm She decided she needs to stop at a rest stop and there encounters four strangers. As they get to know one another, Darby perceives that something is just not right. Later her thoughts are confirmed when outside, searching for phone reception, she comes upon a white van (why as they always white?) and sees within the van a young girl trapped in what seems to be a dog cage. She has to do something, but of course realizes that this van belongs to one of the four strangers. Now, Darby realizes that “The difference between a hero and a victim? Timing.” and a battle of wits begins.
Darby is nothing if not resilient. I found myself many times shaking my head amazed that this little coed had what seemed to be, either the nine lives of a cat, or incredible luck. She masterminds ways to rescue the child, and her bravery and resolve knows no bounds. As in any thriller, there are many things in the works for Darby, none of them are good. Shot at, freezing cold in sneakers, at times not wearing a coat in the midst of a blizzard, Darby tries to not only save the child but also herself from the nefarious kidnapper.
This was an interesting thriller, quick to read, and having our heroine pretty much defy the odds each and every time. There were quite a few implausible happenings, but as a whole, this book offered a nice amount of tense moments even if I sometimes found myself rolling my eyes and shaking my head. Sometimes you just need a book that stretches reality to its limits.
This books comes to us by a first time author.
and here’s the author:
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.