No Way Out

No Way Out

3.3 10
by Andrea Kane
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane creates a sizzling mix of emotions, white heat, and pulse-pounding suspense in one of the biggest knockout thrillers of the season. With a child's life at stake, a woman's deepest fears and desires careen toward an explosive climax where there is no time to hesitate, no going back, and
NO WAY OUT

Overview

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane creates a sizzling mix of emotions, white heat, and pulse-pounding suspense in one of the biggest knockout thrillers of the season. With a child's life at stake, a woman's deepest fears and desires careen toward an explosive climax where there is no time to hesitate, no going back, and
NO WAY OUT
Something is wrong with teacher Julia Talbot's favorite second-grader, the mayor's son Brian. Seeing the outgoing little boy become increasingly anxious and withdrawn, she suspects problems at home, inside the mansion of a high-profile political family. But even Julia doesn't know the real truth. Venture capitalist Connor Stratford, the boy's powerful uncle, does.
Intrigued by Julia, Connor plans a campaign of seduction designed to keep her from snooping -- and to get her into his bed. Yet Julia has already learned too much. As danger bears down on her like a runaway freight train, Brian vanishes, and a desperate hunt to find him draws Julia deeper into a family's secrets and an irresistible passion -- and closer to a place where a child's future, and her own fate, hang in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743418805
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
11/15/2001
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
8,955
File size:
445 KB

Read an Excerpt


Chapter 1

Meet the Author

Andrea Kane’s psychological thriller THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE is the next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series. With a worldwide following and novels published in over twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

No Way Out 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
CBNorman More than 1 year ago
maybe one of my favorites, i cant tell there all so good by andrea kane
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read any of her books before but I wasnt disappointed in this novel. Andrea Kane does a great job with keeping you interested in the novel and the characters were great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews and the book insert I was so excited. I ran out to buy this book and boy was I disappoint it when I started to read the book. There was no real surprises from the start of the book to the end of the book. Her other books are better. I would pass on this book or if you must read it borrow it from a friend. Very sweet with no surprises kind of book
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Ms. Kane¿s latest, the suspense just gets better and better as the plot thickens, and there are more sinister characters than previously thought possible.

Mystery and evil are prevalent forces, even in the town of Leaf Brook, New York, a suburb of New York City. Second-grade teacher Julia Talbot is very observant when it comes to children, and she senses a change in Brian Stratford, Mayor Stephen Stratford¿s son. Brian¿s withdrawal could possibly mean that things at home aren¿t as they should be, but Connor Stratford, Brian¿s uncle, refuses to confide in Julia, even as their attraction mounts.

But, when Brian¿s favorite baseball cap goes missing, and his missed schooldays turns into an indefinite school vacation, Julia becomes really concerned. Though she has continued seeing Connor, she becomes heartbroken when she discovers that he may have been using her so that she won¿t pry into the indomitable Stratford family saga.

Using her magic wand of creativity, Ms. Kane carefully combines the undercurrents running throughout this novel. Just how is Stephen¿s gambling problem related to Phillip Walker¿s bid to rent and police the city¿s municipal parking lots? Will Stephen be able to keep alive his hardnosed father¿s dream for him and run for State Senate, at the very least? And will the threats against Stephen¿s family become reality?

Along with the undercurrents is a very classy romance between Connor, the jaded venture capitalist, and Julia, the idealistic elementary school teacher. The attraction is superb, with just the amount of tension to keep the reader¿s interest. One of her best yet, Ms. Kane¿s latest is sure to keep the reader hooked.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Leaf Brook, New York, second grade teacher Julia Talbot worries about the change in behavior of her favorite student, Brian Stratford. Trained as a child psychologist, Julia easily recognizes the pattern of depression from the little boy who used to ooze life especially that from a fastball and a curveball. The concerned teacher meets with Brian¿s supportive parents, the Mayor and his wife, but they shock her by basically blowing her away.

Brian¿s Uncle Connor realizes that his brother's run for senate is hampered by secrets that will destroy his sibling, but is more anxious about the impact on his beloved nephew. Connor, a successful venture capitalist, leaves Manhattan to help Brian cope and to deter Julia from interfering with his family. However, love blossoms between Connor and Julia, but the different ways they try to assist Brian leaves a permanent relationship seem impossible. Worse yet the youngster is now missing.

Andrea Kane is known for her strong suspense tales (historical and recently contemporary) and her current novel, NO WAY OUT, attains the quality expected by her fans. The story line is cleverly devised because the characters including the potential villains (several are possible as normally found in a mystery rather than romantic suspense) come across as genuine individuals. The squabbling lead couple provides the love and romance, but what makes this modern day tale so outstanding is the secondary cast who plays key roles propelling the plot to its superb climax.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
On a whole, the writing is very amateurish and silly; surprising for such a well-read author. I skip-read the last 1/3 just to get it over with. But my biggest problem was the main character. She is a teacher obsessed with one of her 7-year-old students and his family. I kept expecting her to end up being the villain and snatching the little boy. The auther painted her as the heroine; a dedicated, caring teacher. If she were my son's teacher, I'd report her to the authorities as a possible stalker.