Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

The Chemist The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hardcover518 pages
Published November 8th 2016

In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Stephenie Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.

My thoughts…

If you decide to read The Chemist do not give up, I admit that I put it down twice and then came back to it.  The story doesn’t pick up until Chapter 4 when Alex meets Daniel on the train.  The previous chapters give the reader plenty of information on Alex, her background, her expertise and why is on the run from her former employer. 

I know there has been quite a few negative reviews for this novel by Stephenie Meyer, but overall, I enjoyed it. I'm a big Jason Bourne fan and found the likeness between the main character Alex and Bourne, entertaining and exciting.  The Chemist is a fast-paced, light suspense novel that quickly sucked me into Alex’s world of chemical torture, after Chapter 4 of course.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi


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