Book Review: The Operator by Kim Harrison

9781501149917Title: The Operator
Author: Kim Harrison
Genre: Thriller
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

THE OPERATOR is the second installment in the brand-new suspense trilogy from Kim Harrison, known as The Peri Reed Chronicles. Following the success of the first book in the series, The Drafter, Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this highly anticipated thriller.

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 Opri 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 either remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once had: 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.

The Operator is the second book in a series. I didn’t get around to reading the first book yet, but I really enjoyed this one. It didn’t take too long before I got the hang of it, though, figured out all the connections between the characters, and once I did, I really enjoyed this book.

Peri Reed, our main character, is a special task agent in hiding. She also has a special, rather uncanny ability: she’s a drafter, and can rewrite short period of times. This causes memory / sanity issues for her, though, and she has to rely on other people to anchor her to reality. But she was betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust, and now she has major gaps in her memory that she’s trying to fill.

I loved Peri. She’s an excellent main character, with a solid intuition but unfortunately with some very real struggles, and issues on who she can trust. Her old boss wants her back, but she vowed never to work for them again. Then they come with a tempting offer, making Peri’s struggle all the more dire.

This was an excellent, well-written, suspenseful book with a great premise. If you enjoy thrillers with some supernatural element, I recommend this book.


  1. I still have Sideswiped, the prequel, on my Kindle to read. I’m glad you liked the second in the series. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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