Text Message by William Malmborg


This is the description accompanying the book on Amazon: “I have your sister. Do exactly as I say or I’ll kill her!”

Mallory thought it would be a quick trip to the mall, one where she could get a last minute Christmas gift for her boyfriend. Little did she know a momentary slip in judgment would result in her little sister’s abduction. Unable to call the police for fear her sister will be killed, Mallory has no choice but to play the awful game the sadistic kidnapper has designed for her, one that begins during the crowded midday hours, but won’t end until long after the mall shuts down for the evening.

HIS MALL . . .

Mr. Campbell has been waiting a long time for the perfect game, one that is obviously stacked in his favor given that failure would result in his imprisonment. Such stacking doesn’t really concern him, however, not when it is the fun of the hunt, and the ever-changing scenario, that gets his blood pumping. And Mallory seems to be the perfect girl for this, her sudden lack of compliance after the first few tasks he instructs her to perform in order to keep her sister alive quite different than what he is used to when dealing with his female victims. In fact, in all his years of playing such games, he has never before encountered a girl who will allow such horror to unfold upon the captured loved one simply so she can preserve her own dignity. It is quite refreshing.

HIS GAME . . .

Dan knew his security shift at the mall would be hectic, what with it being one of the last shopping days before Christmas and a blizzard predicted to hit the area during the afternoon hours. What he wasn’t expecting was to be caught up in a horrific game of cat and mouse between a college girl named Mallory and an unknown serial killer that kidnapped and is torturing her little sister. Not that he actually realizes this is what is unfolding, his self-imposed quest to figure out what is causing the similarly aged college student to act so bizarre his only real concern. Well, that and staying under the radar of his boss Jerry who seems to have it out for him. Will he be able to help Mallory survive her ordeal once the reality of the situation becomes known to him, or will he fall victim to a serial killer that never intended for him to be a part of the game?



I got this book yesterday and wanted to read it right away, so I sat down with my laptop and read it. This book will keep you glued to the pages from beginning to end. Mallory and Jenna went to the mall to do a little last minute Christmas shopping. Only, it doesn’t stop at that. Mallory and Jenna separated to go to the different stores they wanted to go too. Nothing could go wrong, right? Mallory learns shortly that that was the exact thing that would happen, things would go horribly wrong.

Jenna and Mallory aren’t the only victims of the game. The madman decides to bring their mom into it and she involves the dad. And then another security guard gets involved. He KNOWS something is wrong even if Mallory won’t tell him at any of the times he’s talked to her that day. But with the way Dan had been stalking her, it makes it look like he’s the one behind it. The madman is clever to make it appear that way.

This book is free at the moment, although I don’t know how long it’s going to be free. I would recommend getting it as quickly as you can!