Thursday, July 23, 2015

Method 15/33 Book Review

Method 15/33
by Shannon Kirk on Tour July 2015

Book Details:
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing 
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Number of Pages: 258
ISBN: 1608091457 (ISBN13: 9781608091454)

Kidnapped, pregnant teen turns the tables. Who is the victim and who is the aggressor? Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who's just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van.

Now forget her...

Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy.

She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn child and to exact merciless revenge.

She is methodical—calculating— scientific in her plotting.

A clinical sociopath? Leaving nothing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits—for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as her abductors.

The agents searching for a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?

My Thoughts:

I have to say that I wasn't too sure about this book in the beginning but as I kept on reading and began to understand the main character's way of thinking and how her mind worked, it all started making sense and became a truly masterminded story as to who was really running the show and how far would she have to go to gain her freedom.

There are several shocking surprises along the way that she didn't know about but what I came to admire most about this young teenage pregnant girl was that even though her plans to escape came unraveled a little bit here and there, she was such a quick thinker that even the smallest problem became another way to showcase just how smart and quick thinking she was, even in her state of condition.

This is a fast paced and well thought out thriller that I hope you will read because it was truly mind boggling how she was able to come up with all these idea's of how to use each and every one of them to get herself and others out from under these really awful villains that were holding them as hostages for their own personal gain.

Happy Reading!


“Method 15/33 is crowded with fascinating characters—even the spear carriers pop off the page—but the standout is the kidnapped pregnant teenager. Her captors want her baby. Little do they know they've brought an insanely brilliant, angry, vengeful, borderline sociopath under their roof. Somebody's in big trouble... and it isn't the teenager.” —F. Paul Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Santa Jack

“Completely original and totally kick ass! Shannon Kirk pulls no punches in this adrenaline rush of a thriller where the victim is the one to watch, while the kidnappers learn to fear. Loved it!” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author of Fear Nothing

“What happens when infant traffickers kidnap the wrong pregnant teen? You get Method 15/33, a cross between The Lovely Bones and Silence of the Lambs. Shannon Kirk's debut thriller is a dark, literate page-turner, utterly compelling. I read it in one sitting.” —Leonard Rosen, Award-winning author of All Cry Chaos and The Tenth Witness

“Wow. Ridiculously good. Crazy good. Brilliantly heart-stoppingly nail-bitingly original, this is a true thriller tour de force. Shannon Kirk is an instant star.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan Agatha, Anthony winning author of Truth be Told


Author Bio:

authorShannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and a law professor. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan and St. John’s Universities, is a graduate of Suffolk Law School, and was a trial lawyer in Chicago prior to moving to Massachusetts.

She has been honored three times by the Faulkner Society in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a physicist, and their son. Method 15/33 is her first novel.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Mr. Christmas Closet said...

THANK YOU!!! -Shannon Kirk

Misty said...

I can't think of any thriller books I have read recently. I really enjoy true crime stories. I have read and own every Ann Rule book.

OlmsteadKat said...

Dean Koontz can write a great thriller!

OlmsteadKat said...

Dean Koontz can write a great thriller!

Theresa N. said...

I love Louise Penny's Three Pines mystery series.
Theresa N