This is the next book in the Dead Meat series from Danish author Nick Clausen. It is a gritty, hyper-realistic story that gives a day-by-day account of the zombie apocalypse.

In this volume, we see the zombies spread outside of the area of the original outbreak because most people don’t recognize the true nature of the zombies – that they are truly dead and not just living people that are sick – and believe that there is a cure for the condition. This happens at the beginning within Denmark, and at the end on an international ferry.

I gave Dead Meat – Day 4 five stars on Goodreads. The author continues to put characters in more and more urgent situations and comes up with unique and inventive ways of getting them out again – most of the time, anyway. I recommend not getting too attached to any of the characters, because none of them can ever be considered truly safe.