However, this time she soon realizes that the new route is pretty bad and out in the middle of nowhere and when she runs over some boards with nails in them - a flat tire is her reality. Soon help arrives in the form of a big man who, according to Tess, wears his truck more than rides in it. The man offers to help her but that is when her nightmare begins. Instead of helping her he rapes her repeatedly, beats her and then leaves her in a sewer to die. Tess survives, barely, and now she has to decide what to do. Report it and risk that everyone will know what happened and maybe even blame her? Do nothing? Take care of it herself?
The story is really nasty and you feel for Tess and what happens to her and as she decides to take care of her tormentor herself. Big Driver is a real revenge story but I’m happy to say it’s not like the ones where someone gets almost supernatural powers and goes totally berserk. In this one you can still believe in Tess and that what she does can actually happen. Not every day and not to everyone but once or twice it could happen. At least I believed that when I listened to the story.