No Way Out

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
70 Pages
Reviewed on 10/17/2021
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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite

No Way Out by Betty R. Wall tells the story of an unusual couple, Chris and Sara, who cross paths, become friends, and then lovers. Chris works with horses and likes to live in the moment. Sara likes to think things through and make plans. Sara and Chris go for daily walks with his dog Fred and often enjoy breakfast together. When Chris has a vision of his friend Angela being abused by her husband Big Steve, he rescues her and takes her home to rest before returning her to work. Sara is impressed with his empathy but can’t understand why he remains friends with Angela’s husband, Big Steve, a construction worker and drug dealer. Chris is an artist producing beautiful wooden sculptures of animals and suspects that Big Steve may have stolen some of them as Chris owes Steve money. The couple is thrown a curveball when Chris returns from a long trip away, and Sara surprises him with news that shocks both of them.

No Way Out is well written and filled with the excitement of meeting someone and falling in love. The characters are so well described that they seem to walk out of the book. Filled with a myriad of thrills as Chris and Sara become entangled in each other’s worlds, this quick and easy read is captivating from beginning to end and will hopefully be followed by a sequel. I particularly enjoyed the way that the author captures the moods and emotions of the various characters and describes the scenes so vividly that the reader can form a clear picture of the people and their surroundings. All in all, Betty R. Wall has penned an enjoyable dramatic novel that I would highly recommend to readers who enjoy an unusual story.