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 honoured 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 won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for best suspense, has been optioned for a major motion film by Next Wednesday productions and will be translated into several languages.
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When I first started reading this book, I found it hard to believe that a sixteen year old girl could be so cold and calculating. However, she is a prodigy so her analytical mind and attention to detail shouldn't really come as a surprise. She is so driven
to escape her captors that even though as a reader you are rooting for her to win, there was a point when I felt just a slight tinge of sympathy for her kidnapper who had obviously underestimated his quarry by a huge margin. This is an amazing debut and it
felt good to read about a victim who wasn't really a victim instead of the usual trope. Thoroughly enjoyable and kept me up late at night!