By: Brendan Ritchie
Genre: YF - Children's & teenage fiction & true stories
Published by: Fremantle Press
Published: 22 Apr 2015
ISBN: 9781925162141


Nox is an arts graduate wondering what to do with his life.

Taylor and Lizzy are famous indie musicians, and Rocky works the checkouts at Target.

When they find themselves trapped in a giant shopping centre, they eat fast food, watch bad TV and wait for the mess to be sorted.

But when days turn to weeks, a sense of menace grows.


Nox is a struggling arts graduate, Lizzy and Taylor are famous Canadian musicians and Rocky is your average guy who works at Target.

What happens when the four of them get locked in a shopping centre in Perth with no one else and they can’t get out?

A fascinating insight into the human heart and mind when faced with an eerie and strange situation.

This novel explores all the ways they keep themselves sane as they struggle to understand their very strange existence. All four characters are intriguing in their own right, as well as the interactions they have between each other.

The occasional swear word is used in context to the tension and circumstances they find themselves in.

A very entertaining read that will best suit your Year 9 and up students.

Teacher notes for this title are available from the publisher at

Reviewed by Michelle.