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"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?

HIS RULES!

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  • Angel Gelique

    3.5 - 4 stars. "I HAVE YOUR SISTER. DO EXACTLY AS I SAY OR I'LL KILL HER."That is the text message Mallory receives from her thirteen-year-old sister's cell phone. She told her sister to wait for her ...

  • Beth

    awesome, sick horrorloved it...

  • Douglas Castagna

    I feel badly about reading a book that I like and not writing a review. I did the same with Jimmy by this author and now Text Message. I read the book some months ago and thought it was great. It is a...

  • Cindi

    4.5 StarsI almost did not read this book. It is a new author for me. It is quite long and I wondered how in the world it could stay interesting considering the length. I decided to give it a shot anyw...

  • Grimgirl

    Hmmm... sorry, may contain some spoilers below...Text messages are so impersonal, but the game is very personal. And the author does a good job of getting you up close and personal by allowing you int...

  • Brenda Seaberg

    This one starts right out of the gate. The constant guessing is a lot of fun for me in these books. There are some little things that bothered me slightly with the timeline of the story, but not enoug...

  • Becky

    I loved the gore and the back story with the guy's freak show mom. The idea behind the book was original too, since texting is the thing to do now. I gave it four stars because, like Jimmy, I couldn't...

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

    ♥ Find my reviews on Blogger ~ Reviews by Bookish Sarah- - -Picture this: It's the week before Christmas. You're a young woman doing some last-minute shopping. Your 13-year-old sister is with you, b...

  • Stephen Clynes

    Mallory and her sister Jenna are shopping in a Chicago mall. They separate whilst shopping and Mallory receives a text message from Jenna's phone. Mallory has a choice, ignore the message, phone the P...

  • Jennifer

    As if anyone needs another reason to fear the mall in this day an age this book gives you one. The author wastes no time getting straight into the action and horror as he grabs you imagination and mak...