Stephanie Myer – we all know her as the author of the Twilight series – conversely in The Chemist I feel that Myer has found her niche as an author. Deliciously twisted and intelligent Myers early obsession with spy novels has paid off in what can only be described as one of the best reads of 2016.
The leading lady is Julianna or Alex or whatever she decides her alias will be – anything to throw them off her trail ad stay alive for one more day. The story starts with, let’s call her Alex, on the run from the very people that used to pay her seven-figure salary; “they want her dead, and soon”. Before long we learn about Alex’s gruesome career as a government agent and the consequences attached to it. Alex is offered one last case in return for her freedom – no more running – and she begrudgingly accepts.
This is where things start to get interesting… I don’t want to say too much and spoil the intense, nail-biting that reading this book entails but I will say that Myer has an unbelievable knack for drawing people into her worlds and keeping them hooked; no matter the genre.
I loved this story and I will definitely be looking out for Myer’s other adult novel “The Host” next time I’m at the bookstore!