Method 15/33 is a psychological thriller by Shannon Kirk.
When you hear that a pregnant teenage girl is captured, you imagine her crumpled in a ball on her mattress, crying in distress…. Her captors were looking for a blond haired, blue eyed, attractive white baby, to sell on the black market. They plan to throw the mother into the quarry afterwards BUT what they didn’t plan on was how different Lisa Yyland was compared to normal teenagers. She, as described by the professionals and herself, had a switch attached to her emotions. While not a sociopath since she could decide whether to allow herself to feel emotions or not, she could choose not to feel. When the kidnapped child is more ruthless, cunning and determined than the kidnappers…. Who will be the true victim in the end?
The story takes place in different times and places, jumping between her story line in the past and present, as well as to the main investigators past and present. The chapter titles let you know whose story is being told so you do not get lost. They’ve managed to seamlessly switch between the two characters without it being hard to follow. Highlighted in the past are some key interactions with the kidnapped girls parents, doctors appointments and other relevant scenes having to do with her kidnapping or childhood. It’s a pretty awesome book, though there are many swears. I’d probably give this book a rating of pg13 just due the swears. There is also some disturbing description of a past victim making this more of a mature read. It was a good read and well written in my opinion.
I was sent THIS book, in hard cover form, in exchange for my honest opinion.
Authors Synopsis: 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?