Diana is doing her best to clear the work on her desk and be out of the office by 5:00 when a co-worker hands her another report. Grudgingly Diana tackles the report hoping that she can get out soon for her one weekend away a month to spend with friends in the country as her children spend the weekend with Diana’s ex.
At a little before 6:00 Diana heads to her car to tackle the long ride out to her friend’s farmhouse. After leaving the city traffic and heading onto the motorway though Diana ends up with quite the surprise. Before she knows it there is a black van in her rear-view mirror getting ever closer and closer.
Never Stop on the Motorway is a short story from Jeffrey Archer which was originally part of a collection of short stories called Twelve Red Herrings. Even though my first complaint is usually I want more with a short read I really didn’t feel that with this one. I would compare reading this to skipping ahead to the juicy action in a thriller.
The story is only around 25 pages but within those pages you do learn enough about Diana and her life, a bit of build up to why she’s concerned and a rather twisty ending that I loved. Easy to say this one had me gripped all the way through and would definitely recommend it to any fan of short reads.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.