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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're playing host to a PICT promotion circling the blogosphere right now starring an unusual title that is sure to garner some attention.  How so?  Well you see, this isn't the usual murder/mystery type of read but one where a kidnapping is turned around on the kidnappers.  Intrigued?  You should be and to satisfy your curiosity, here comes today's book of choice...

Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Number of Pages: 258
ISBN: 1608091457 (ISBN13: 9781608091454)
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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?


This was definitely a unique read.
While you might initially feel sorry for the kidnapped leading lady, there is so much more going on than meets the eye.  Yes, she was kidnapped against her will.  Yes, she is a pregnant teen trying to deal with all that life is throwing her way.  No, she is not helpless.  No, she is not dependent on others to pull her out of the situation she has landed in.  She is methodical, calculating, observant, and intelligent beyond her years.  What most people would dismiss as a hopeless case, she digs at to find the silver lining...and then proceeds to pull it out and turn it into something more useful than you could have dreamed.  Though the contraption she imagines then turns into reality is fairly frightening, it is also VERY impressive (though perhaps not to the captor that it is made for...dun dun dunnnn)! 
With all of that said though, she is infinitesimally close to crossing the line from SCARY SMART to just plain SCARY.  It wouldn't take much...just a nudge in the right direction.  I couldn't say I'd blame her either what with everything she endures.  Just the "dynamic duo" alone would make you want to turn a blind eye to anything she had planned.  Will it happen?  I'm afraid I can't say, but trust in the fact that no matter what they do to her, or how they try to intimidate her, she'll ALWAYS have the upper hand.   You'll be amazed by her ingenuity as well as her heart.  It doesn't show often (by choice) but when it does, you are protected even at the cost of herself.
In the end, while not for every reader, it was an interesting read to this one.  The concept of being able to turn off ones emotions at will, to simply focus on the task at hand and calculate things until there are no loose ends.  That part?  Sounds amazing....scary, yet amazing.  *ponders* The way it is portrayed here, we get to see both sides of the story and how a twist of fate can be created by anyone's hand.  The author does a great job of getting us inside the mind of this unique character and I think many readers will fall under its spell.  Recommended for older teen readers through adults due to some content.






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.

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Special thanks to Gina at Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for the review copy as well as the chance to bring this title to you!  (THANKS!)  For more information on the title, author, publisher, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Oceanview Publishing, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time...happy reading!


Mr. Christmas Closet said...

Thank you!! -Shannon Kirk

Omnimystery News said...

Sounds like an interesting premise for a mystery thriller. Thanks so much for introducing us to it and sharing your thoughts on it with us.

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