Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Exit by Belinda Bauer


Belinda Bauer is a new to me author. I listened to the unabridged audio version of Exit by Belinda Bauer and narrated by Rupert Degas

I really liked Exit quite a bit. It's a thriller/crime fiction novel and it captures your attention from the very start and holds it throughout the entire novel to the very end. Exit isn't a perfect novel, but exciting enough that I now have another novel by the same author lined up to read in the future... Hopefully, before the end of the year.

Felix Pink, the 75 year old main character, is a retired account and widower who lives a rather mundane life now as an Exiteer (a volunteer who sits with terminally ill patients as they die by suicide)... That is until his latest Exiteer job goes entirely wrong and he's left trying to figure out how it all went horribly wrong.

I definitely enjoyed the storyline for Exit. There are subplots along with a few twists and turns that all come together nicely by the end of the novel. I also enjoyed the various characters within this novel. Exit is truly a rewarding crime fiction/thriller novel.

Listening time for Exit by Belinda Bauer is 9 hours, 34 minutes. I enjoyed Rupert Degas's narration of Exit. I look forward to seeing which other novels/books Rupert Degas has narrated as I'd be interested in hearing him as a narrator again in the future.

Below is the plot summary for Exit by Belinda Bauer from Chirp:
Felix Pink is retired. Widowed for more than a decade and a painfully literal thinker, he has led a life of routine and is, not unhappily, waiting to die a hopefully boring death. He occupies himself volunteering as an Exiteer-someone who sits with terminally ill people as they die by suicide, assisting with logistics and lending moral support, then removing the evidence so that family and friends are not implicated in the death. When Felix lets himself into Number 3 Black Lane, he’s there to perform an act of kindness and charity: to keep a dying man company as he takes his final breath. But just fifteen minutes later, Felix is on the run from the police-after making the biggest mistake of his life. Now his routine world is turned upside down as he tries to discover whether what went wrong was a simple mistake-or deliberate, a murder. With a novel that is part murder mystery, part coming-of-old-age story-however short that future may be—Belinda Bauer continues to redefine the boundaries of crime fiction. With the compassion and dark humor of Jonas Jonasson and the twisted thriller plotting of Rear Window, Exit is a novel listeners will not soon forget.
I am giving Exit by Belinda Bauer a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. It does sound interesting. Another addition for my reading list.

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    1. The premise was definitely a draw for me. It was a unique novel.