Method 15/33

Oceanview Publishing

 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 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?  

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About the author

Shannon 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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Oceanview Publishing
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May 5, 2015
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Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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出版社 麥田 (城邦)

Premio National Indie Excellence para la mejor novela de suspense de 2015.

Imaginad a una chica de dieciséis años, embarazada y vulnerable, a quien acaban de arrancar de la tranquilidad de su hogar para arrojarla dentro de una furgoneta destartalada. Raptada... Sola... Aterrorizada. Ahora, olvidaos de ella.

Imaginad en cambio a una prodigiosa manipuladora de dieciséis años que, desde los primeros instantes de su secuestro, se centra, con tanta serenidad como determinación, en dos cosas: salvar al niño que lleva en su seno y vengarse.

Metódica y calculadora, pone a punto un plan organizado de manera casi científica en el que nada está librado al azar. Su férrea voluntad y su ingenio serán sus mejores armas contra la brutalidad de sus raptores, y lo único que le falta por hacer es esperar el momento ideal para lanzar su ataque.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Los lectores verán una semejanza entre la protagonista y Lisbeth Salander, la heroína de la saga Millenium. Ambas muchachas se niegan a ser victimizadas... Bienvenidos a una excitante nueva voz de la ficción policiaca.»
The Boston Globe

«La voluntad y el ingenio de la protagonista superan con creces la despiadada brutalidad de sus captores, al tiempo que la excitante historia alcanza un clímax sorprendente.»
Publishers Weekly

«Nietzsche nos advirtió que nos cuidáramos de las personas que albergan un gran deseo de venganza. Esa idea perdura tras leer este libro oscuro, turbador y condenadamente fascinante... Un excitante desafío que puede dar lugar a debates apasionantes, como ocurre con El profesor, de John Katzenbach.»

«En manos de una autora menos talentosa, podría haber sido otra historia más de "chica en aprietos", pero no es así. El método 15/33 es intensa, reflexiva y emocionalmente gratificante.»
Forward Reviews

« El método 15/33 nos traslada a unos lugares muy oscuros... En el último capítulo una luz lo ilumina todo, tanto el pasado como el presente. Entonces releeréis el libro para descubrir en qué os habíais equivocado.»
Mystery Scene Magazine

«Una de las mejores novelas de suspense de este año.»
Crime Fiction

Elogios desde Francia:
«La escritura es precisa, eficaz y sólida. El ámbito de la novela de suspense es tomado por asalto por un prodigio del género. Un libro apasionante de una calidad literaria indudable.»
Polars Pourpres

«La prosa y el estilo de Shannon Kirk son incisivos y demuestran su maestría. El lector va de la sorpresa al asombro.... Una intriga rica y fascinante, personajes singulares... ¡Una autora de indudable talento!»

«Una historia muy bien construida donde los códigos resultan invertidos, puesto que en estesecuestro la conducta más sociópata es la de la víctima. Una obra maestra.»

«El ingenio, la frialdad y el espíritu metódico de la heroína sumergen al lector en un thriller de gran virtuosismo.»

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