The Method by Shannon Kirk review by Esther + giveaway

The Method

Shannon Kirk

Hachette

RRP $34.99

The Method is chillingly freaky! I loved it. It’s a thriller that is total, authentically, thrilling and pretty much unputdownable (I’m not sure that’s a word!).

I’m not ruining much (it’s all over the cover and the back) to let you know that this is a novel about a girl who is kidnapped, but who is intent on revenge and has a plan to exact it. Fairly early on you begin to worry not just for her life, but for the life of her kidnapper – you can sense that regardless of how things end it won’t be pretty.

You would think that knowing that sort of takes the ‘twist’ out of the novel – but it doesn’t. Even knowing what you know from reading the back cover you are compelled to read and discover the how and the why, and to discover the other shocking realities that are revealed through the book.

From the get go this novel is fast paced and filled with plenty of suspense and hints at a good meaty ending.

Told from both the perspective of the kidnapped girl and the FBI agent on the case the reader is allowed insight into the two brains wishing to bring the perpetrator to justice. It allows us plenty of back story without slowing the speed and cluttering the story.

This is basically a superb read that I don’t want to ruin by reviewing too much more. If you’re not lucky enough to win a copy on the blog – then just go and buy it – you won’t regret it – it’s a thriller that leaves you gagging for more, but not jumping at every creak in the night!

From the publishers website:

They thought she was the victim, but they’re the ones in danger . . .

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who’s just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped . . . Alone . . . Terrified.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 son and to exact merciless revenge.She is methodical – calculating – scientific in her plotting. Leaving nothing to chance, she waits . . . for the perfect moment to strike. The Method is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors.

About the 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.

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About Esther Perriam

Esther Perriam
Esther Perriam is a Director of Eldernet. She’s worked in the business for over 15 years and has been lucky to visit many of the older person’s services around the country. She’s never short of an opinion on…pretty much anything. Esther really loves reading and you’ll see plenty of book reviews authored by her. As a mother of two children there’s not much free time but if there is she also enjoys cooking (for grown-ups, not the kids!) and anything beach related in her spare time. Esther has presented at conferences around New Zealand and is happy to be contacted in regards to speaking or presenting at your event.