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No Way Back: A Novel
     

No Way Back: A Novel

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by Andrew Gross
 

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No Way Back is a thrilling page-turner from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds and The Blue Zone. One woman is framed for a horrific crime, and desperate to prove her innocence.

A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom—and the only

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No Way Back is a thrilling page-turner from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds and The Blue Zone. One woman is framed for a horrific crime, and desperate to prove her innocence.

A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. Wendy Gould is an average mom—and the only witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez knows a shocking secret that could prove to be deadly. Both of their lives in danger, this unlikely pair must work together against a network of dangerous men who want nothing more than to see them dead.

A fast-paced, riveting tale with strong, compelling characters, No Way Back is an edge-of-your-seat read with nonstop action and a complex mystery.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
“Gross is a master of suspense”
Criminal Element
“A fascinating ride. ... The only thing wrong with a book like this is that it ends.”
Bookreporter.com
“There is enough action and suspense in No Way Back for two, even three novels.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“At once harrowing and heartrending, No Way Back finds Gross at the top of his form
New York Journal of Books
“Nail-biting, heart-pumping suspense . . . No Way Back is a masterful thriller
Publishers Weekly
Early in this fevered stand-alone suspense novel from bestseller Gross (15 Seconds), Wendy Gould, a married woman with two stepchildren and literary ambitions, meets Curtis Kitchner, a handsome freelance journalist, in a Manhattan hotel bar. Against her better instincts, Wendy accompanies Curtis up to his room, where an intruder shoots Curtis dead. Wendy manages to kill the intruder in self-defense, but she goes on the run after a badge on the man’s body identifies him as a Homeland Security agent. Wendy’s fate becomes entwined with that of Lauritzia Velez, a pretty 24-year-old Mexican woman being hunted by vicious killers employed by drug cartel honcho Eduardo Cano as part of a vendetta against Lauritzia’s father. Wendy’s frantic attempts to avoid being captured or killed before she can discover a way to exonerate herself are somehow tied to the efforts to murder Lauritzia. Narrow escapes, tense situations, and false clues abound as Gross spins the action to an exciting, if improbable, ending. Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House. (Apr.)
Kirkus Reviews
The latest from Gross (15 Seconds, 2012, etc.). After a spat with her husband, Wendy Gould goes to a hotel room with a man she met an hour before. She doesn't follow through with the sex, since she realizes the betrayal she's committing. But some unexpected things happen, and before long, there are two dead men, including a U.S. government agent. Now she is on the run because she's falsely pegged for murder, while another agent wants her dead at all costs. But why? And what will happen when she fesses up to her husband? Another thread follows Lauritzia, a Mexican woman who's also running for her life. The story moves along at an edge-of-the-seat pace. But a bit of tightening would have helped. If a man holds a gun to another's head, he's probably not wise to give a long speech before pulling the trigger, since tables get turned that way. Will appeal to thriller fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061656040
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
138,643
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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No Way Back: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am already a pretty big Andy Gross fan & have really enjoyed reading him from back in his "Patterson/co-auth." days. This man is TALENTED! I found this novel absolutely RIVETING! I could not stop reading...I fell asleep w/my Nook on even...lol. What a realistic, thrilling, heart pounding page turner! If you're new to Mr. Gross, I would definitely say "read it" as I feel this book will have much mass appeal. Yes, it is a "thriller/mystery" so one will be more pleased if already a fan of the genre, obviously. ;-) If you know Andy's writings already, do not pass this gem of literary delight up! Cheers, fellow readers! :) NurseLisainOhio (twitter-tweet me if you are looking for a "NOOK Friend"!), GoodReads, foursquare, instagram, etc...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Andrew Gross book yet. Fast Paced, easy read. It was a great way to spend the day, I didn't want the story to ends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and mature read with a variety of exciting situations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best so far! Good story! Good read! Looking forward to next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading so many different thriller authors, I stumbled upon Andrew Gross, I found it to be true, there is No Way Back! He is #1 on my list. Short chapters which I love, intense character depth, you fall in love with these people, fast paced, heart wrenching action, you want to finish the book in one sitting. Talented author, great guy. Superb writing always! Absolutely loved this book! Highly  recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt it was a good book, but not a great book. It really didn't grip me or drag me in as some of the other reviews found it.
Shadowbay More than 1 year ago
Full confession: I am an Andrew Gross fan. I read all of his books and they do for me exactly what I want which is to totally absorb and entertain me while racing through a terrific plot. I will skip the synopsis as many others have covered that. What particularly appeals to me in Gross' books is that he deals with timely subjects (in this case Mexican drug cartels) and adeptly and skillfully with the complexities of family life. Even though the books are relatively easy reads (perfect for planes and vacation), the subject matter is compelling. There is a serious undertone that is thought provoking. This guy could write a big time novel and that comes through. "No Way Back" both continues and advances his style. The opening chapters are exceptionally well done. The circumstances that result in Wendy's crisis are more than credible. Then, as he usually does, two parallel plots are deftly combined into one. The result is an exciting quick paced story that is difficult to put down and on multiple levels kept me thinking long after I had finished the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. Like Mr. Gross' solo writing better than when he cowrites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first time reading one of Gross' books that he didn't co-write with James Patterson. Very good story that keeps you interested with each chapter. My only negative comment is some of the storyline is a little far fetched but it can be overlooked with how good he tells the story.
breakfastpop More than 1 year ago
Andrew Gross wrote a very compelling tale in No Way Back. I was into the story from page one and it held my interest to the last word. He writes terrific novels with James Patterson, but he equally as talented on his own. If you enjoy Patterson, you'll love this.
BookLoaner More than 1 year ago
RIVETING!! Loved this book and would highly recommend it. I couldn't put this book down until the final page -- read it, you'll love it!! Andrew, keep writing and we'll keep reading.
lexieMG More than 1 year ago
Look forward to his next book.
Swayde More than 1 year ago
This book caught my attention right from the start and just held on tightly! It was definitely a page turner full of suspense. I enjoyed it quite a lot. I've read books by Andrew Gross before, but only ones that he did jointly with James Patterson, so I had a good idea of what to expect and I was not disappointed. I will be reading more of his solo endeavors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And one you will not want to stop reading.
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Not a very good book. Way too many exclamation marks. Too many things repeated over and over. I could have overlooked those things if the story had some twists and turns. A surprise to keep things interesting, but sadly no. it was a fast read.
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I really enjoyed this book. I usually buy anything he writes and enjoy it. You won't waste your money if u buy it.
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