- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1584 KB
- Print Length: 367 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Darker Dreams Media (8 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0069RZXEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Text message is all about a sadistic game played within a shopping mall. It is a fast moving thriller set in a short time frame, less than 8 hours. I liked the structure when each new chapter was from the viewpoint of another of the 3 central characters within the same time frame. You get the actions and thoughts of Mallory, a security guard called Dan and Mr Edwards the sadistic game master. Although the pace is fast, there is plenty of back story on each character so you can get a handle on what drives each person. The tasks that Mr Edwards sets for Mallory to play are a sexy challenge and the punishment for failing is very sadistic.
I really enjoyed reading Text Message, it gave a lot of pleasure and I think it would make an exciting film. This is an entertaining read and the games Mr Edwards wants Mallory to play will make most men smile with desire. Women readers may find the games creepy or embarrassing though.
William sets the scene of the shopping mall very well and captures the mood of all the people working there. I have often wondered if things other than shopping is going on in the background within shopping malls. Now whenever I hear a text message notification sound, I will wonder if another game is taking place. Text Message is a very good read and I vote it the top score of 5 stars.
Text Message is available as an Amazon Kindle eBook of 658 KB and was written in 2011.
Plot: Madman kidnaps one girl and tortures her. In the meantime, he calls the captured girl's sister and forces her to follow commands to prevent further bad things happening to captured girl.
There is an awful lot of padding of narrative with day dreaming from the killer about nasty things he'd like to do - the examples are sick and serve no real purpose in furthering the main plot.
I ended up skim reading from chapter two onwards - wouldn't ever recommend this book to be honest.
I can see why it's free!
However, the grammar and spelling are both substandard in some areas. For instance, repeated misuse of your/you're and the use of undo instead of undue, amongst other errors, indicates the author needs to do some serious proof reading and checking.
Worth a read if you are not easily shocked (or irritated by poor English)
A nice original and easy read if you can stomach it.
I would certainly say it is a sick storyline which i liked for a change and is certainly not for the weak hearted.
The only down point id put on the book is to me it seemed a bit of a weak ending like other people have said,but overall a fantastic book. Keep them coming.
Text Message is a decently written thriller. The pace of the story is relentless and you almost don't get a chance to stop and take in what has happened during one situation before another arises. However, in terms of realism, there are some parts of the book that aren't very credible. I won't go into details as this would spoil the plot for you but I think you do need to be willing to suspend a need for everything to be accurate and realistic and just enjoy the story for what it is.
Mallory is well developed as a character and Mr Malmborg does a great job as creating empathy for her; In many scenes you can really feel her pain, frustration and humiliation. We are also given a good insight into the background of the perpetrator and thus can comprehend how he justifies his actions to himself.
There are some fairly graphical scenes which some readers might find unpalatable and if you shock easily then this book might not be for you.
Overall, it was very easy to turn the pages here and to quickly get involved in the story. If you enjoy this style of book then once started, you will find it difficult to put down - I read it from start to finish in just one day.
There are a few spelling and grammatical errors, but I have found this to be the case with many Kindle books. As long as you don't let them bother you then it doesn't detract from what is ultimately a good story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the worst books I've read for a long time. It was a freebie but that's no excuse, have had some good free books. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carol
This was a good read and just when you thought it couldn't get worse for Mallory, it does. I felt the ending was drawn out a little, and this, combined with the many typos and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Goldfinger
Kept me hooked throughout. Loved it! Fast paced, thrilling and genuinely thought provoking. How far would you go? Must read!Published 19 months ago by Emma B
another brill book by William malmborg made even better cos he mentions my pet peeve of people parking in a disabled parking space when they are not disabled and as a wheelchair... Read morePublished 23 months ago by tracy langsley
this is by far the worst book I have ever read. I skipped pages and just gave up in the end. Extremely boring.Published 24 months ago by MRS J E CAMPBELL
Everyone texts these days. Non stop. But imagine being separated from your sister in a huge shopping mall then getting a text from her phone......but it isn't her texting you. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2014 by Confessions of a Reviewer
I enjoyed reading this novel, although it takes a strong constitution so be warned. The main characters were well structured and the pace was kept just right as the perspective... Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2014 by V
Having read (and loved) Jimmy, I was keen to read more of William's work and I wasn't disappointed with this offering. Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2014 by X30ALF
I had not heard of this author before but downloaded this book as a freebie and decided to give it a go as the storyline sounded good. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2013 by Rebecca Thompson