Review – The Operator by Kim Harrison

Posted December 7, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from the Library, Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – The Operator by Kim HarrisonThe Operator by Kim Harrison
Narrator: January LaVoy
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #2
Published by Gallery Threshold Pocket Books on November 22, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Length: 15 hours 37 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Library, Publisher
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On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.

Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.

Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.

I enjoyed this book. I liked it quite a bit more than the first book in the series. I remember being confused at times with all of the different memories when the characters drafted. That wasn’t really an issue with this book. I was hooked by this book right away and never felt any of the confusion that I did while reading the first in the series, The Drafter. I love the idea of drafting although there are some pretty major drawbacks for drafters like Peri. I found this to be a very entertaining story.

Peri is in hiding. She is running a coffee shop and just trying to lay low after the program that she had been working for almost destroyed her life in the previous installment in this series. She has always been good at what she does so there are people that still want to use her skills to their advantage. She has lost a lot of memories and she isn’t always sure what she can trust. I liked Peri and loved how good her instincts proved to be even when she couldn’t easily remember how things really happened.

I found this story to be incredibly exciting. There was seriously a lot of action so things were never dull. I had a hard time trying to figure out the real motives of some of the characters and was glad to go along with Peri as she navigated everything. With Peri and some of the other characters having the ability to rewrite time, I was never sure when a significant action would stick which only added to the excitement. I thought that the descriptions in the book were incredibly well done.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that January LaVoy did a fantastic job with the narration. She really brought Peri ad the other characters to life and I felt like she let the excitement of the story shine through. I loved the character voices that she used and feel like her narration added to my enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to others. This book really does need to be read after The Drafter since so much of the story is set up in that book. I enjoyed this book and would definitely want to read more of this series if published, which seems rather unlikely at this point.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, including Million Dollar Demon, American Demon, and The Witch with No Name. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and between other projects is currently working on a new Hollows book.

3 responses to “Review – The Operator by Kim Harrison

  1. This is an author I’ve been meaning to read for years and this one sounds really good. I’m so glad this was better then the first book. It always annoys me when I have to take time to remember who every one is.