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Shopping malls might never feel safe again,
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This review is from: Text Message (Kindle Edition)
Mallory, a 19 year old girl, has spent the afternoon shopping at the mall with her 13 yr old sister Jenna. Not long after leaving Jenna alone for a few minutes she receives a chilling text message from her sister's phone telling her that she has been kidnapped. Mallory is forced to perform a series of increasingly bizarre and humiliating tasks in order to keep her sister alive.
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.