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The Method

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  4,396 ratings  ·  841 reviews

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 o

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Published January 14th 2016 by Sphere (first published May 5th 2015)
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Tricking someone into thinking he has power is the ultimate power play.

this book is a lot of fun, inasmuch as a book about the abduction of a pregnant 16-year-old girl can be classified as "fun."

however, considering it is about a 16-year-old girl who is anything but helpless and manages to turn the tables on her kidnapper in a very ooh-rah girl power way, i think "fun" is a suitable word.

when i first came across this book, after reading a ton of positive reviews for it here on goodreads, i was s
Eirini Proikaki
Δεν μου άρεσε καθόλου.Διαβάζεται εύκολα και γρήγορα αλλά ακόμα κι αν δεχτείς όλους αυτούς με τις σχεδόν υπερφυσικές δυναμεις,η ιστορία είναι γεμάτη χαζές λεπτομέρειες,είναι βαρετή σε πολλά σημεία και αρκετά εκνευριστική.Η συγγραφέας εχει βάλει μέσα ότι της κατέβαινε στο κεφάλι,και φτάνει σε ένα τέλος που μόνο γέλιο μπορεί να προκαλέσει.Ανήκει στην κατηγορία φτηνιάρικο βιπεράκι της πλάκας που το διαβάζεις και μετά απο λίγο ξεχνάς και την ύπαρξη του.
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: greek-e-books
Η ιδέα ειναι έξυπνη και αρκετά πρωτότυπη, μιας κι ο χαρακτήρας της 16χρονης εγκύου-θύματος που τελικά αρχίζει να καταστρώνει ενα λεπτομερέστατο σχέδιο ανελέητης εκδίκησης, δεν ανταποκρίνεται στην πραγματικότητα.
Είναι ευκολοδιάβαστο και κυλάει, εκτός απο ορισμένα σημείο που ήταν περιττά θα έλεγα.
Όσο για το χαρακτηρισμό "αστυνομικό" μυθιστόρημα, ενα μονο θα πω: πέρασε και δεν ακούμπησε.
Vero Rinconin
Una protagonista muuuuy peculiar, la más diferente con la que me he topado hasta el momento, hubo momentos que dio miedo pero otras que envidié su forma de ser.
Juan Vorágine
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-7-julio
Un thriller con una protagonista muy diferente a las que solemos encontrar en los libros de este tipo. Me ha encantado la frialdad e inteligencia que ha demostrado en las situaciones oportunas y cómo no permite que su miedo y angustia influyan a la hora de crear un plan para escapar. Además, también me ha parecido lógico que buscara venganza. La mente de esta protagonista es un laberinto muy complejo que hay que desgranar poco a poco.

Reseña completa:
Jon Recluse
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
As a pregnant teenage girl struggles to survive the clutches of an abductor with a deadly agenda......a teenage girl who has some secrets of her unbreakable will to survive, a mother's fierce instinct to protect her unborn child, and the brilliant, analytical mind....of a born sociopath.

Kirk deftly transforms the formula into a fast paced ticking time bomb of a tale, as two deadly predators are locked in a battle of wills, while a pair of FBI agents race against the clock.

As sleek and
I really struggled to get through this book, I kept putting it down and then going back to it, reading a few pages and putting it down again. I can’t say it was a bad book, it had its faults but it had its redeeming features too. Just wasn’t for me I guess.

I found the main character very hard to connect with which I don’t think helped. She’s detached and emotionless, not through bad writing but because that’s how the character is, and in spite of her predicament I never really felt bad for her o
Μαρια Κουλουρη
Μια 16χρονη έγκυος, η Λίζα, πέφτει θύμα απαγωγής. Για 33 ημέρες κρατείται κλεισμένη σε ένα δωμάτιο 3.5 Χ 7 μέτρα απομονωμένη.
Οι απαγωγείς της ακροβατούν στα όρια της παράνοιας, ψυχροί εκτελεστές των σχεδίων τους. Ψυχρή και ολοκληρωτικά αφοσιωμένη στον στόχο της, για απόδραση και εκδίκηση, είναι όμως και η 16χρονη, που από την πρώτη στιγμή επικεντρώνεται στη συλλογή στοιχείων για την επίτευξη όσων έχει στο νου της. Το αποτέλεσμα; Να αναρωτιέται ο αναγνώστης – όπως αναφέρεται και στο οπισθόφυλλο
Liz Barnsley
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this! Fast and furious read with a truly engaging main protagonist and a healthy dose of ironic brilliance.

She has been kidnapped - pregnant and held against her will, 16 years old, two FBI agents on the case, you'd expect your normal type of "hang on in there possibly show some guts wait to be rescued" type psychological thriller. Nope. this is not your normal teenager, she has a sharp, focused scientific mind and an ability to turn her various emotions on and off at will. Pl
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
Pregnant 16 year old Lisa is kidnapped and taken to a house where she’s kept hostage, with the intention of selling her baby to a paying couple, and then killing Lisa. Lisa knows she’s not the first girl to be taken to this house, and she won’t be the last if she can’t escape and stop her captor. Little does her captor know, Lisa is incredibly calculated an unemotional. She spends her time in captivity coming up with a plan to kill him, and playing the part of scared teenager in the meantime.

Whispering Stories
Opening straight into the plot, on day four of her kidnap ordeal, Lisa, a heavily pregnant sixteen year old is locked up in a small room. She isn’t your typical sixteen year old though, She’s very methodical in the manner in which she thinks, plus she can turn her emotions on and off like a light switch.

Using her know how, Lisa starts making an itinerary, thus mentally, of all the assets that she has in the room to help her escape her captor. From a loose floorboard, to a red blanket, each asset
Terri Wino
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2015
3-1/2 stars.
Different and unique take on the kidnapping scenario. Thought it was a very good book for the most part, but I have to admit that the "victim" was a little too cold and disconnected for me at times. I know that was part of the crux of the story, but this caused me to not care about the protagonist at times as much as I probably should have. There were also several times I found my attention wandering because the author rambled a little too much off track for me; not a good thing in a
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a quien le gusten los sociópatas
Reseña en el blog Libros del cielo (click aquí).

No las llevaba todas conmigo en un inicio al encontrarme a una protagonista tan fría y calculadora, pero tras finalizar no puedo más que aplaudir por esos personajes y esa forma de intentar manejar la justicia a su antojo.

Nev Murray
I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is published by Oceanview Publishing.

Expected publication date: 5th May 2015.

Ok it’s two for the price of one review day.

Review 1:

Just buy this (when it comes out). No questions. No hesitations. You will thank me for it later.

Review 2:

Dorothy M. Salucci has been kidnapped. She is sixteen and heavily pregnant. She won’t prove to be the normal hostage victim. She won’t lie down begging for release.
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't a very long story, but a lot was packed into it. I read this in around 2 hours.

Because its such a short read I would be giving too much away if I tell more. So I'll just tell you what I thought.

It was a good concept of a story, but it reminded me of something else I read recently or watched on TV.
Not in its entire pages, but a similar story nevertheless.

The guy was weird.

The girl was getting on my nerves.

I know there was fear, but...
I know she was 16, but...

THEN I found out what a co
May 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Έχω διαβάσει μαλακιάρες στη ζωούλα μου. Τούτο δω το "αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα", είναι 305 σελίδες σενάριο από "Τρελές Σφαίρες", στα σημεία που ο Λέσλι Νίλσεν κάνει το σπικάζ στις επεξηγηματικές σκηνές. Υποψιάζομαι βέβαια ότι δεν στόχευε προς τα κει η συγγραφέας, ε. Σέβομαι το χαρτί που τυπώθηκε και βάζω 2, αν και με το "Άδραξε τη μέρα κάθε μέρα" που γράφει στις ευχαριστίες της, θα έπρεπε να τη χαστουκίσω κιόλας.
Me ha costado mucho terminarlo, lo he encontrado angustioso y agobiante, con unas descripciones macabras que creo que son innecesarias. Lo he encontrado lento, aburrido y poco creíble. Con una protagonista con la que no he empatizado en absoluto. He estado tentada de dejarlo a medias.Recomiendo sólo ha personas que les encanta los thrillers por encima de todo
Chrissa Vasileiou
Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είναι από αυτά που πιθανότατα δεν θα σου μείνουν ούτε την επόμενη μέρα απ' όταν τα διαβάζεις, όμως είναι τρελό page-turner για όσο διαρκεί η ανάγνωσή του!

Η υπόθεση της απαγωγής μιας δεκαεξάχρονης εγκύου ανατρέπει όλα τα στερεότυπα των απαγωγών, όταν μιλάμε για τη συγκεκριμένη δεκαεξάχρονη. Μια κοπέλα πανέξυπνη, περίεργη, στα όρια της κοινωνιοπάθειας, που βάζει όλα τα συναισθήματά της σε κουτάκια και... "ανοιγοκλείνει" τους διακόπτες του μυαλού της, προκειμένου να νιώσει ή
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Hummmm ... this is a very interesting and entertaining adventure pitting a pair of psychotic 40-something twin brothers against a sixteen year old sociopathic pregnant prodigy of science.

Psychopaths vs. Sociopath.

During this entire read all I could think about was Godzilla ... oh you know, the prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation that originally destroys Tokyo but in subsequent releases is sometimes portrayed as something of a hero, a defender of the human r
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Shannon Kirk, and Oceanview Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.

Kirk weaves an interesting story with strong psychological undertones, worthy of the praise and awards she has received to date. While walking to school one day, Lisa Yyland is grabbed and tossed into a van, kidnapped for no apparent reason. As she struggles in captivity, things become all the more apparent that it i
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: given-away
Μεγάλη απογοητευση το βιβλίο αυτό. Η γενική ιδέα είναι αρκετά καλή και πρωτότυπη. Αλλά ο τρόπος γραφής χάλασε το όλο στορυ. Η αστυνομικη πλοκή βαρετή και ανυπαρκτη. Παρόλο που το βιβλίο δεν το λες πολυσέλιδο, 305 σελίδες ειναι όλο κι όλο....είναι γεμάτο με βαρετές και ανούσιες πληροφορίες-ιστορίες. Ο χαρακτήρας της 16χρονης εγκύου? Μόνο ρεαλιστικός δεν είναι....παρουσιαζεται λες και είναι υπερηρωας με υπερφυσικές δυνάμεις και πολυμηχανη σαν τον Μαγκαιβερ...
Φανταστείτε μια ανήμπορη, έγκυο δεκαεξά
Το μεγάλο πρόβλημα με αυτό το βιβλίο είναι ότι δεν ήταν αρκετά κακό για να με διασκεδάσει...

Μου άρεσε πολύ η περίληψη, χαρισματικό κορίτσι απάγεται και χειραγωγεί τους απαγωγείς της. Όμως αυτό που διάβασα ήταν μία κοινωνιοπαθή 17-χρονη, κάτι μεταξύ Ντέξτερ Μόργκαν και Τζακ Ρίτσερ, χωρίς όμως τη συμπάθεια που βγάζουν αυτοί οι δύο χαρακτήρες, να κάθεται επί μέρες και να οργανώνει ένα home alone σχέδιο απόδρασης στο κεφάλι της. Ενδιάμεσα σκάνε και τα κεφάλαια του πράκτορα του FBI που ερευνά την απα
Linda Strong
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
A 16 year-old girl, pregnant, is taken against her will to a remote location where she is to be kept until her baby is born. Blond, blue-eyed babies come at a premium price.

The premise is good, it's different. This girl is also different. She can turn her emotions off and on at will with a mental switch ... so far, so good.

But then this is where I get lost. This supposedly scared pregnant teenager turns out to be a sort of McGiver. She starts collecting 'assets' that can be turned into something
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definite 5 Stars for me!!

I was absolutely fascinated by the mind of this young girl and how it worked. I was mesmerized from page one!

Her mind was like a computer and she was able to turn off all emotions with a switch on her brain. She was a genius.

I loved this book! Huge thank you to Kooloo for reminding me of this one which had been on my TBR for so long! Girls, this is one of them...... that hidden gem which has been buried for so long in your lists of books that you forget.

Also, loved t
Allyce Cameron
Sep 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's not often that I actively dislike a book. If I'm not raving about how good it is I'm usually ambivalent. I'm more of a meh person for books I don't enjoy. Not so in this case. From the first chapter I was annoyed. This book was annoying, unrealistic and just generally poorly written and/or edited. The only reason I finished it is because I've never not finished a book before and I'd be damned if this was to be the first. That is all the brain power I'm going to waste reviewing it. Would not ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El método 15/33 ha sido la historia más intrépida y emocionante de este año!!, estoy muy feliz de haber elegido esta lectura.
Es fascinante meterse en la cabeza de Lisa, cierta frialdad me dejó un poco anonadada , pero me he encantado su personaje , tan peculiar.
Creo que todo el libro, esta desarrollado de la manera correcta, y estoy muy ansiosa por leer la segunda parte.
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Estoy en un estado después de leer esta novela que no sé explicar con palabras... es como si me hubiesen metido en una lavadora y el modo de centrifugado me haya escurrido hasta dejarme completamente mareada y hecha una bolita enredada en mí misma. Es como... increíble, flipante, brillante, majestuoso...
El poder de la mente de la protagonista es tan brutal, tan meticuloso, tan locamente escalofriante que una vez habría la novela desconectaba por completo del mundo, qué decir si me la he leído en
Mar 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
La frase che mi ha rapita leggendo la trama era "se Satana fosse donna, sarebbe esattamente come me".
Durante la lettura quindi si suppone che debba succedere qualcosa di incredibilmente sconcertante, perchè quella frase deve pur significare qualcosa, o no?!
Il risultato - secondo il mio modesto parere - è che sono più Satana io quando ho il ciclo in confronto a questa povera disgraziata.

Lisa è incinta, ha sedici anni e viene rapita da alcune persone che rapiscono ragazzine incinte per prendere p
Esteban Parra
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"El método 15/33" es un libro a todas luces adictivo, oscuro y persuasivo. Una obra sobresaliente en muchos puntos de vista, pero algo lejos de la maravilla que todos pintan. Un cúmulo de aciertos que se conjugan en un personaje inolvidable que será difícil sacar de tu cabeza. Una novela que busca salir de la zona de confort y plantea una experiencia de lectura diferencial. Unos ojos azules que no pasarán desapercibidos y que te arroparán con una manta roja en las noches.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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