Audiobook Review: The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Format: Audio
Genre:  Espionage Thriller/Suspense
Narrator: Ellen Archer

Publisher: Hachette Audio        
17 hours 01 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


She used to work for the US 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. 


A friend of mine told me about this book and once I started I couldn't stop.  Not gonna lie I was a bit hesitant when I saw it was written by Stephanie Meyers but I pushed that aside and gave it a go.  

This book is a fast paced spy thriller.  I was drawn in from the first chapter and I loved how strong the lead character is.  I also love the play between her and the two men who come into her life and quickly turn it upside down. One strong and deadly the other just as deadly but more naive to the ways of the people who are trying to kill them. 

There is a romantic element to this book but it isn't over the top. Brilliant and deadly she knows secrets she doesn't even know she knows but when they put the life of a man she has fallen for in danger she will stop at almost nothing to make sure he is safe.  There are quite a few good characters in this book and the narrator makes the story very engaging. There are a lot of tense moments but also those filled with laughter and fun. I really enjoyed this book and  realize we can't base all of our ideas about this author on the book twilight - which wasn't as terrible as the movie. 

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