Thursday 5 January 2012

Book: Text Message by William Malmborg

A Christmas shopping trip becomes a terrifying ordeal for sisters Mallory and Jenna in the new thriller from the author of Jimmy (see review elsewhere here).

While Mallory browses in a lingerie shop she sends her sister elsewhere and soon receives an ominous text message stating simply “I have your sister”.

The perpetrator then begins setting Mallory tasks and in order to spare Jenna from suffering she must complete each one, no matter how dangerous or degrading. A security guard, Dan, offers his help. But can he be trusted?

Enter the villain of the piece, Mr Campbell and we soon learn that he has become a predator due to some horrific incidents in his past.

This fast-paced tale takes place over the course of a single day in which the shopping mall has to close early due to adverse weather leaving the girls alone with the seriously unhinged Campbell.

The book will please fans of films like Saw and anyone who enjoys “horror” without silly monsters or anything supernatural going on.

Text Message is a heart-stopping and often disturbing thriller that remains easy to read but is not for the faint of heart.

For more information on the author and his other projects visit

Ric’s Rating: 74%


  1. Now I know why I don't text!
    Wait, that's probably because I don't have a cell phone.

  2. sounds an interesting read, Ricky. Books with a gimmick like that tend to sell well.

    Alex, you don't have a cell phone? Good man!

  3. You'll give in one day Alex.

    Michael, I think Malmborg is one to watch, his other book Jimmy was in my 2011 highlights list.

  4. The synopsis kind of reminds me of the movie Cellular.


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