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Jimmy [Paperback]

William Malmborg
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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8 May 2013
High school can be a difficult time in a young person’s life, especially toward the end where one has to start making the sudden transition into adulthood. For Jimmy Hawthorn it is even worse. Not only does he need to successfully make that transition, he has to do it while hiding the fact that he is the one responsible for the disappearances of two fellow high school girls, both of whom are prisoners in a secret underground fallout shelter he discovered behind an abandoned house on the outskirts of town.

Product details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: William Malmborg (8 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615795285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615795287
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,229,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

William Malmborg has been publishing short stories in horror magazines and dark fiction anthologies since 2002. In addition, four of his novels, DARK HARVEST, JIMMY, NIKKI'S SECRET and TEXT MESSAGE, are all available, as is a short story collection titled SCRAPING THE BONE that features five previously published and five original tales of horror. When not writing William caters to the whims of Toby and Truman, two cats who reside with him in Wheaton, IL.




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About the Author

William Malmborg has been publishing short stories in horror magazines and dark fiction anthologies since 2002. In addition, three of his novels, JIMMY, TEXT MESSAGE and NIKKI'S SECRET, are all available, as is a short story collection titled SCRAPING THE BONE that features five previously published and five original tales of horror. When not writing William caters to the whims of Toby and Truman, two cats who reside with him in DeKalb, IL.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the easily offended. 6 Feb 2012
By Hollie
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This is quite a shocking and disturbing read at times but despite this it is still a page turner. Jimmy Hawthorne, is a bit of a loner. He decides to live out his fantasies by kidnapping 2 fellow high school girls who he then holds as prisoners in a secret underground fallout shelter. You do wonder where it is all going to end and the descriptions of violence and torture are quite detailed but I think they are necessary for the story. I like the fact that we get to see both sides of Jimmy - his "good" side, the relationship with his family, especially his brother and the start of his first romance. However this is soon replaced by the "evil" side and the pain and torture he inflicts on the 2 girls. Great ending - totally surprised me and left me thinking! A good read if you like this kind of story but not for the easily offended.

I have just realised that I have another of this author's books (Text Message) on my Kindle, and if "Jimmy" is anything to go by I should be in for another good read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing 18 Mar 2012
By oggs
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Read a review before I bought the book, and it said 'not for the faint hearted'. Obviously, I completely ignored this as I have read a lot of thrillers, and haven't been particularly shocked by any of them. This however was slightly different!
It had me feeling sympathy for Jimmy at times, which was at odds with the other feelings I felt towards him. A real page turner of a book, although at times, I had to actually put it down, and walk away as it made me feel physically sick in places. I suppose that is down to really good writing, and an almost different perspective that meant I felt totally caught up in it.
As that other review said, it's certainly not for the faint hearted, but definitely one for you if you like a really good read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy 22 Feb 2012
By Mikey
Format:Kindle Edition
A great read for horror lovers, this author has all the qualies to shock and keep the story suspense flowing, very highly recommended !! Also try the book text message from the same author William Malmborg, equally of high quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the view from the other side! 20 April 2012
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I really liked this book because it didn't shy away from the views of the sadistic killer and the whys to a person's needs and feelings. I gave if five stars because the Author was really brave and he didn't hold back.

Have just purchased TEXT MESSAGE and will read it very soon.

Will always keep a look out for W. Malmborg.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fast paced book 29 Mar 2012
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I really enjoyed this kindle book, it was so gripping and thought provoking. It is not as graphic or offensive as some people would let you believe (or maybe i have a strong stomach). You quickly warm to the characters of the girls and Jimmy's younger brother and you desperatly want Jimmy to pick on the wrong person and get his punishment.
The only negative of this book was its ending, unfortunately i found it quite predictable, whcih was such a shame.
Great read at a great price by a great author well done!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 17 Mar 2012
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I saw this book on offer for the kindle and never even really read the description I thought I will give it a go. From the moment I read the first page I was hooked . You could empathise with Jimmy and his daily life and all that being a teenager entails and then there were his dark fantasies. A expertly written story that will keep you hooked till the very end. I'm so glad I read this will purchase more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrible but brilliant 15 Oct 2013
By Mrs B
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There are two disturbing stories that I've come across that have stayed with me after I've finished: the film, Eden Lake, and this book.

The story is about high school teen, Jimmy, who is a bit of an outsider. He kidnaps two girls and keeps them locked away in a hidden converted storm shelter. William Malmborg describes in detail exactly what Jimmy does to the girls for his own sick pleasure while he's holding them. I cringed with disgust and horror at times whilst reading.

What I really liked about this book was that it didn't just focus on Jimmy, but almost told the story from the perspective of other characters - his brother, girlfriend, high school bullies and the kidnapped girls. Because of this it was possible to see different sides to Jimmy and not just the sick, twisted, perverted side of him.

I managed to get this when it was free on Amazon but definitely would have paid for it, and will definitely look for more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 23 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This story knocked my socks off! It tells the story of Jimmy Hawthorne, whose fetishes revolve around bondage. He takes this a step further by acting out his fantasies. Am not going to ruin the storyline, but suffice to say if you're not happy with reading about extreme acts of fictional violence, then stay away from this book. If you like your books brutal and graphic, then you can't go wrong with this. The suspense throughout the book is palpable and the author does an exceptional job of character development. I can't fault this book. It was well constructed and beautifully presented. One particular scene I would like to mention is the fingernail scene. (You will know what I'm talking about when you reach this part!). I was physically squirming whilst reading this; it was horrific! This scene will stay imprinted on my mind for a long time, and if a book does that to the reader then in my opinion it's done its job. An excellent read, but not for the faint-hearted.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
this is the first (but won't be the last) book by William Malmborg I have read and what was great about the character Jimmy was all the evil things he did wasn't attributed to him... Read more
Published 29 days ago by tracy langsley
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing yet truly engrossing
This is the first Malmborg book I've read and it didn't disappoint. The story is gritting, darkly and grim yet when I got half way through the book I couldn't put it down and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by 13~Vixen~13
4.0 out of 5 stars nice read
I thoroughly enjoy this book. There were a few laugh out loud moments but mostly I just felt a wry smiley feeling, I developed a soft spot for the dog.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
I found it hard to put down so it interrupted my sleep pattern. I was up until all hours reading it so if you need your 8 hours sleep don't start this book.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
A very gripping, interesting read, an insight into the mind of a psychopath! I Couldn't put it down, very good.
Published 7 months ago by bexg
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
This book is a bit extreme and I was at times wondering what's going on in the author's head. It was a really enjoyable book though, really good believable characters and a great... Read more
Published 7 months ago by TB Taz
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read ...
I really enjoyed this book. Great storyline got me hooked right from the start. Can't wait to read others by the author!
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Louise Loveday
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this......
......although I didn't think I would. Some of the content was a bit hard to stomach for me and I felt bad for feeling sorry for the "villain" in the end.
Published 9 months ago by Nev
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy
This is the first book I've read by this author and it certainly won't be the last. Absolutely gripping. I couldn't read this quickly enough. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Helen Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick, Twisted, Brilliant!
I read the reviews of this book and decided it was for me. I have to say that the book is sick and twisted, but for me, that's what I expected and, whats more - that's what I... Read more
Published 10 months ago by X30ALF
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