No Safety in Numbers

No Safety in Numbers Cover

No Safety in Numbers

By Dayna Lorentz

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803738737, 263pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

"Life As We Knew It" meets "Lord of the Flies" in a mall that looks just like yours

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.
These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.
This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.
And not always for the better.

About the Author
Dayna Lorentz has an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She used to practice law, but is now a full-time writer and part-time cupcake enthusiast. Dayna is the author of the "No Safety in Numbers" trilogy and lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Praise For No Safety in Numbers

"Think of the heart-racing chase of The Hunger Games but a giant mall is your arena and everyone is potentially a tribute."

"Engrossing...A whopping and disturbing cliffhanger serves as the conclusion. Readers will anxiously await the sequel."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Foreshadowing and vivid staging build a sense of claustrophobia and desperation...readers will eagerly await the next installment."
-Publishers Weekly