The Chemist

The Chemist

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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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478906568
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Sales rank: 722,103
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. Her internationally bestselling Twilight series has sold 155 million copies worldwide. In 2008 she published The Host, her first novel for adults, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, and was released as a feature film in 2013. Meyer lives with her husband and three sons in Arizona


Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

December 24, 1973

Place of Birth:

Hartford, Connecticut


Brigham Young University, Bachelor's in English.

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The Chemist 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very fast paced book. It was very exciting and had me reading as fast as I could ! I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, thoroughly enjoyable and realistic. A very adult thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be honest, I didn't have any great expectations. I liked the twilight series but just couldn't get into the Host. This book blew me away. It had me hooked from the beginning and kept my interest all the way through. I wanted to stay home from work to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Great plot that kept my interest throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a brilliant novel, and I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel as ive enjoyed all of her work. I like the separation from paranormal, while still keeping her style. Cannot wait for her next!
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
"The Chemist is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different kind of action hero, one whose primary weapon isn’t a gun or a knife or bulging muscles, but rather her brain." -Stephenie Meyer Ms. Meyer's personal tribute noted above comes through perfectly in The Chemist. It is impossible to not notice the blatant similarities of this female version of the death-avoiding, dangerously skilled antihero: Jason Bourne. Recruited as a young adult and trained to focus on nothing but the assigned mission... all the joys of youth, love, and femininity were lost. As such, this "adult" book resembles Ms. Meyer's YA fiction in that it features new experiences for the heroine which results in instalove, characters who go googly eyes over kissing and hand-holding, and references to intimacy that fades-to-black. I have mad respect for Ms. Meyer's choice to try her hand at a new genre and was desperately excited to see this new release available. Ms. Meyer's storytelling in Twilight is what made me first take notice of how engaging leisure reading could be. It was life-changing for me...not the story itself, but the act of losing myself in fiction. So, I did experience some disappointment while reading The Chemist to see that her writing style appears to have changed significantly in my perspective. One of the noticeable changes is that The Chemist is written in third-person versus her historically successful first-person narrative, and her overall storytelling, while fast-paced and engaging, created seventeen hours (audio) of observing and not experiencing (for me anyway). There are several well-loved authors who are wildly successful with similar styles but Ms. Meyer's writing has always sucked me in and let me live a different life for a while. I was gravely disappointed by this element; however, I am equally enamored by having another female lead in the thriller genre. So 3 stars it is. Most people will read this book out of curiosity and I won't deter you. Check it out! I'm sure there will be many who will absolutely love it. My favorite quote: "Laugh about it or cry about it, that's the only choice. I'd rather laugh while I can."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good ... The romance moved a little weirdly but since the book itself its traditional it works
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all your other books, but I couldn't bring myself to finish this one.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Chemist is the second adult novel by American author, Stephenie Meyer. Dr Juliana Fortis has been on the run from her department for three years, ever since they murdered her friend and mentor, Dr Joseph Barnaby. She had a very specialised job, and was very good at it. But she escaped before they could kill her (not that they haven’t tried since then) and she has become very good at staying alive and staying well under the radar. It’s exhausting, being a fugitive, changing her name, her vehicle, her home more often than some people change their socks, but it’s still better than being dead. But now there’s contact from her former boss, Lowell Carston. An email “Tired of running? Policy has changed. We need you. Would an unofficial apology help? Can we meet? I wouldn’t ask, but lives are on the line. Many, many lives”. The smart thing would be to delete the email, and yet she replies. Maybe she is tired of running. What they’re asking her to do is right up her alley, and she prepares all her safeguards and makes sure she’s in complete control. But something’s just not right with her subject, and she begins to wonder if it is a trap after all. Meyer dedicates her story to Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross, and from the first page, it is easy to see why. Her heroine is extremely resourceful, smart, very inventive and prepared to the point of paranoia. Except paranoia is when you think they’re out to get you: in her case they really are. There is lots of action and quite a bit of violence, but also plenty of laugh-out-loud dialogue and a bit of romance. Meyer sets up her big exciting climax with a delicious irony in place, and a clever twist. This is definitely Meyer’s best yet: a brilliant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awesome read. Stephenie Meyer never disappoints. Easily my favorite author. Had not read a book in over 10 years until Twlight, haven't stopped since, thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Meyer, but this was a waste of money. Nothing about this book is interesting or deep. I couldn't even finish it because it was so bland. The guy is nice to her even though she tortured him? Then she gets beat up? I just find it all to be very awkward. It's like reading an action book but the main character is a copy of Bella Swan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got dragged kicking and screaming into reading the Twilight series by my daughter and was delightfully surprised at Stephenie Meyer’s ability to craft a truly engaging and believable fantasy set in a real life context. I was very excited to see her starting a new adventure with The Chemist, and the story held me from the beginning. Great reveal of Alex and her history and then a nice twisty-turny plot line that was unpredictable along the way. I will be looking forward to the next one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted this to be good. Better than most that's out there but still meh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am going to be honest, I had to force myself to finish the novel. It starts off too slow, causing me to lose interest quickly, but I stuck along anyways, and it finally starts to get interesting at about 100 pages in. At about 100 pages in, it has a nice pace to it, not too fast or slow; but at the end of the novel, it felt like a rushed ending. It cuts off to Kevin saying, ¨I have an idea,¨ to Daniel waking up, skipping the process of the vet and Alex fixing Daniel up, which is unexpected, since the novel tends to provide as much detail as possible to drag on the plot. As for the characters, I was rooting for Alex and Kevin from the start, and Kevin was the only character getting me through the book. Do not get wrong, I loved Daniel, but he was too innocent. He had nothing in common with Alex, and he was too annoyingly obsessed with her at some points (often), and it was just too unrealistic that he would be after she tortured him like that (basically, he was too perfect for her). Kevin and Alex would have been more interesting romantically, as they have gone through similar tragedies, relating to each other more. They knew how to live the risky lives they had, far from normal, and Daniel, not so much. The epilogue was iffy for me, as I thought it was a little unnecessary, but it seems like it would work better if it was a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books. This book had highs and lows for me. I liked the characters but i found Daniel a little annoying and needy. He had times of being a strong male but a little too soft sometimes. The action parts of the book were great but the slow parts dragged. I think it took me two months to complete. Overall, i would recommend. I enjoyed it but i didnt fly through it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of Stephanie, so interpret that as you wish. I thought the Chemist was a page turner, with loveable characters (especially the dogs, im a sucker for dogs) and a nice change of pace from her usual paranormal theme. Also, in a world of sagas, trilogies, etc it's nice to have a solid stand alone piece!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good spy story and this book did not disappoint. It was a page turner from the beginning. The characters are well written. This book kept me guessing exactly what would happen until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be reading this again!
Anabeller More than 1 year ago
As excited as I was for SM and her new book to be released I have to say I was a little let down. I need to first say this book was written well. I appreciate that above all else. But any well written book needs to have an engaging storyline that leads its reader down an emotional journey in its ups and downs. Since she led me down that emotional road in twilight I was excited to see and experience it again with a new genre. I waited the whole book for that journey to begin but I personally didn't get there. Other readers may have gotten that payoff from this book but I didn't. I still enjoyed the story. I appreciated her take on this kind of story. But I just didn't love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend convinced me to try The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer, the noted YA author. I was hesitant at first but wow, was I glad that I gave it a try. Ms. Meyer has created an exceptionally memorable, powerful, and involving protagonist, like any well – known Robert Ludlum character. And just like Ludlum’s best, The Chemist kept me entranced until the very end. True – the premise is not all sugar and spice but that is what makes this book so captivating. The repartee was witty and amusing adding another ingredient to this outstanding thriller. My advice- be original and buy The Chemist and be prepared to be up until you finish.
JulieWallace More than 1 year ago
Man! Talk about hitting it out of the park… Stephenie Meyer’s new novel is action packed. It’s Jason Bourne meets Alias. Alex is the girl version of Jason Bourne. She worked as an interrogator (a.k.a. torturer or as some like to call her “poison woman”) for the department, an unnamed government agency specializing in stopping terrorism. She’s been on the run for 3 years since her co-worker and mentor was killed in a freak lab accident or so they claim. “The department” offers her a job and a chance to stop running. With her special skills she can prevent the next big terrorist attack on America. Alex has to decide if she can trust the very people that once wanted her dead. The story feels so realistic and detailed; I imagine Stephenie went undercover to learn about the dark and sinister world of an agent. When military-style dogs become a big part of the story I love it and cringe at the same time as my heartstrings are pulled. There are so many great characters, some are hate-able and others are lovable. With all the twists and turns along the way, you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Well done. Fickle Fish will have to turn this into a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Def worth reading. She is a fantastic writer in all areas.
BookGirl103 3 months ago
I purchased this on Audible. Now being a twilight saga fan since the movie release. I have read every book published by Stephenie. I just didn’t know why I didn’t read this years ago when it released. Anyway, this book is about a Chemist whose goal is to solve a mystery that can wipe away many lives. From the first chapter, I had no idea that she was a chemist due to her trap set up apartment. To me she sounds like a spy. The story was good I was hooked till the very end.