For Book Beginnings on Fridays, let’s take a look at The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer.
Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!
The Chemist* by Stephenie Meyer
I’m going to be a bit chatty about this one. Yes, I know it has been out for some time and some of you have already mentioned it, but I just got around to picking it up, so here we are.
Summary: In this gripping thriller, the heroine is the target of a clandestine organization she once worked for and they want her dead. When a former colleague draws her out with an offer of a job, is it legitimate or is it another trap?
Note: Stephenie Meyer lives in Arizona. A few years ago I met her at a local bookstore where she was sitting on a writers panel. She was the nicest person and I became an unabashed fan.
I should also note, I have training as a scientist and taught a high school level chemistry class for home schooled kids. So, I was excited at the prospect of a nerd scientist protagonist. I was a bit disappointed because it turns out she isn’t really a chemist, although she does mix up some wild chemicals. She’s actually in the medical profession. Still cool, but not the same.
Today’s errand had become routine for the woman who was currently calling herself Chris Taylor.
Sounds a bit mysterious, doesn’t it? Why isn’t she using her real name? What’s the errand?
What do you think? Are you interested in reading The Chemist?
Are you a Stephenie Meyer fan?
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