Dropped Calls by Mateo Hellion
This was more of a short story then a book. But if Goodreads counts it as a book, then so do I. Plus who wouldn't want a short story to count for their goal of 100 books in 2012?
Carla finally located what she had been looking for and placed a slender metallic black cell phone on the desk and slid it to him, “here, try this.”“Thanks, but I already have a cell phone and it’s anything but a stress reliever.”“I’m sure, but this isn’t just any cell phone, it’s special, it will allow you to get back at those S.O.B.’s that keep wrecking your life.”“Yeah right and there’s a million dollar check waiting at home in the mail.” Henry replied.“Oh Henry, such doubt,” She turned the phone on and the screen glowed a devilish red, “It drops the people you call.”…And so Henry Lockmann’s nightmare begins, with the simple game of revenge. He only has to place a call to who he’d like dropped and the phone would drop them. It would then randomly choose a contact from his address book and drop them too, tit-for-tat. It doesn’t take long for Henry to realize that his new cell phone isn’t just dropping cell service, its killing people, and their dropping like flies.Drunk with the power to play God, Henry plunges into a hell he could never imagine possible.
4 out of 5 stars. For a short story, it was pretty good and I could have used a few more pages of it.