What I’m Reading: The Chemist

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I just finished listening to the book The Chemist by Stephanie Meyers.  I had seen the book recommended on Audible and one Amazon and on my online library.  I finally gave in and put it on my online library hold list. 

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So was the book worth the wait….hmmm.  Maybe.

The book wasn’t bad.  It was a little unbelievable for me.  For someone who loves historical fiction, it’s hard for me to believe extreme espionage.  I also don’t like the thought of interrogations and harm to others but it was kind of nice to read a different genre.  Sometimes it’s nice to read something that doesn’t stay with me for a long time.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “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, 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.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.2 stars.  I guess I’d agree.  The book was interesting but a little far fetched for me…but still interesting.  By the way, as I was writing this review I found out that this author is the same person who wrote the Twilight series.

Comments

  1. Linda in NE says:

    The book may have been far-fetched to the average reader, but I’ve certainly read SYFY books that were totally unbelievable and a few years down the road it’s reality. I think we’re lucky we don’t know everything that goes on in certain areas of the real world. James Rollins writes thrillers that don’t always seem possible and then at the end of the book he tells what was total fiction and what was actually based on truth. Unbelievable at times.

  2. Robby H. says:

    Far-fetched from the writer of the Twilight series? No! LOL A good tale well told is always worth hearing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Gwen says:

    I have this on my list to read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I just finished the Alice network. Very good

  4. Mary Jo says:

    I loved that book!

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