A unique debut thriller that introduces a heroine like no other.
They thought she was the victim, but they're the ones in danger . . .
You're sixteen, you're pregnant and you've been kidnapped.
If you're anyone else you give in, but if you're a manipulative prodigy you fight back in the only way you can. You use what you've been given against your captors.
You have only one chance to save your life and that of your unborn child. You're calculating, methodical, and as your kidnappers are about to discover, they made a big mistake in abducting you . . .
THE METHOD is what happens when the victim is just as dangerous as the captors.
For fans of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner, THE METHOD turns the girl-in-jeopardy genre on its head.
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 Bestselling author
A very unique take on a kidnap tale that I'm sure will make waves - Claire McGowan
It's hard to find true originality these days, but this debut delivers, dicing the genre before blending it just to be sure. The characters are beautifully detailed; one in particular having taken up residence in my imagination. Boyd for president - Alastair Gunn, author of The Advent Killer and My Bloody Valentine
Riveting . . . a thrilling new voice in crime fiction - Boston Globe
[The narrator's] willpower and ingenuity prove more than a match for the callous brutality of those who wish her ill as this exciting tale builds to a surprising climax - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Flat-out brilliant - Mystery Scene
A dark, disturbing, damnably readable novel . . . a worthy challenge, a joy to discuss and a great pairing with John Katzenback's equally riveting What Comes Next - Booklist, Starred Review
The Method is crowded with fascinating characters - 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 Bestselling Author
Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and 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.
The Method received a distinction from the School Library Journal as one of the best adult books for teens and won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for best suspense. It has also been optioned for a major motion film by Next Wednesday Films and will be translated into several languages worldwide.