Uisite attractive woman well you have to have a trope here or there and you have a near perfect and absolutely atmospheric suspense thriller a trope here or there and you have a near perfect and absolutely atmospheric suspense thriller mystery as I m often not exactly sure how to classify the PrestonChild novels whether done as a pair or as a solo workI ll be honest I sometimes hate to pick up a new PrestonChild or Preston or now Child book because anything else I have going something literary or highbrow or supposedly so gets tossed in a pile I am the same way about Ruth Rendell s Inspector Wexford series At any rate from a Lincoln Child fan who must absolutely go get the first three books in the Jeremy Logan series five stars I m not sure where to start with this It s hard to believe TFG is written by part of the same team that brings us the ever enjoyable Pendergast adventures This is really an overwritten piece Too much description and exposition in every single scene bleeds any tension from what should be a tense thriller leaving the story feeling like a bad Scooby Doo episode without any of the fun spooks and scares And TFG s protagonist Jeremy Logan is really the anti Pendergast The character is just too one dimensional With no is really the anti Pendergast The character is just too one dimensional With no flaws he clumps and plods through the story with his perfect moral center held high Anyway enough about this Child has done much better work and I d recommend any of his other novels so long as the cardboard creation of Logan is nowhere to be found on the flap 355 4 stars BI picked this up on a whim from the library and ended up really enjoying it It has the vibe of a good thriller mixed in with the machinations of a nasty secret organization hellbent on world domination 35 With a strong start I thought that this was going to go in a horrorsupernatural direction which I was ind of digging But then it felt like the author reigned it in and changed direction to be a straight up mystery which I was a little disappointed with The main character had some elements of Pendergast and the house was a little Enoch Leng ish so it felt very familiar and comfortable Definitely for those people who love the Pendergast books The Forgotten Room by Lincoln ChildPublished 2015 DoubledayStars Review also posted at Slapdash SundryI really like Jeremy Logan I m hoping Lincoln Child decides to The Book Thief keep writing this character and maybe to attempt to put out books He works hard with Douglas Preston to do a Pendergast every year and they also put out Gideon Crew books so Inow he s busy But I just can t help but wish Jeremy Logan would get appearances I love his job enigmologist and I like his personality This book was a lot of fun I feel like I learned
a little science along the way but don t feel like it was overdone to little science along the way but don t feel like it was overdone to point where it felt like a lecture The pacing was great the action built well and the denouement I enjoyed The Forgotten Room Jeremy Logan 4 although I had not read any of the previous books in the series This works well as a stand aloneThe Forgotten Room had a little. By erratic behavior violently attacked his assistant before meeting with a gruesome self inflflflffllflicted end Deeply shaken by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind from the doctor’s final project as well as recent troubling behavior among several of the think tank’s other scientists Lux fears there is something sinister occurring within its walls and looks to Jeremy Logan to investigate Logan uickly makes a surprising discovery In a long dormant wing of the estate he uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room unknown and untouched for decades The room is essentially a time capsule fi. Of everythingmad scientists unexplained deaths strange goings on and a protagonist who is a sensitive Professor Jeremy Logan the uirky and charismatic enigmalogist who a sensitive Professor Jeremy Logan the uirky and charismatic enigmalogist who in solving problems of the strange or seemingly supernatural variety An enjoyable and entertaining readlisten It s not bad It s not Child s best work but it s a solid read and the 4th Jeremy Logan novel The Forgotten Room gives initial vibes that it s heading toward the supernatural perhaps with a ghostly presence that s responsible for the gruesome suicide of a senior researcher at a stuffy think tank on the coastline of Newport Rhode IslandThe main character Jeremy Logan was a prof at the Lux research institute years earlier until a self important professor rallied opposition citing Logan s field of study enigmatology was not up to the institute s scientificacademic standardsWhen one of the profs dies under mysterious and ugly circumstances Logan is called upon to use his investigative abilities and discretion to learn what happenedLogan conducts the usual winding course of interviews that turn up small bits of information and several dead ends In the process he learns the deceased the level headed Dr Willard Strachey had been in charge of a renovation project and after probing discovers a forgotten room that the researcher had obviously discoveredThe room does not give up its secrets because someone else has been in it and taken pertinent materials and documentsFrom here the plot shifts from supernatural forces to those of unknown black hearted humans as the culprits as deaths ensue The plodding pace in the first three uarter of the
*book shifts into *shifts into and then third gear as the pieces come together with a finish that comes close to but is not uite an action thrillerThe end is the best part of the Forgotten Room both in terms of action and Logan s inspired solution to defeat overwhelming forcesI gave The Forgotten Room 3 12 stars because of its overly slow start but the ending and Logan s character are worth a solid four stars 35 stars rounded up I really wanted to LOVE this book The beginning started out really strong bringing us the main character of Jeremy Logan enigmalogist who was reminiscent of a scaled down version of agent Pendergast I immediately liked this character and the mystery that he was summoned to solve captured my undivided attentionFor at least half of the book things were very fast paced leading to new cryptic revelations around every corner Unfortunately for me I figured out part of the mystery almost immediately which ruined some of the tension obviously Then the story takes a turn and becomes an almost outright mystery novel with little of the conjectures that got me invested in the story to begin withWhile still retaining it s fast pacing the story became ordinary to me about 23 of the way through Originally I would have gone with a 3 star rating but am going with 35 on the basis of the fantastic beginnin. Ffiilled with eerie machinery and obscure references to a top secret experiment nown as “Project S” As Logan attempts to unravel its meaning he begins to discern what transpired in that room and why the frightening project was suddenly abandoned and sealed off many years before As his work draws him ever deeper into harm’s way Logan soon unleashes a series of catastrophic events upon the rest of Lux and himself One of Lincoln Child’s most thrilling novels to date The Forgotten Room is replete with exhilarating action veiled history and mesmerizing science making for a truly intelligent page turner. ,
Lincoln Child is one scary writer who takes you for a harrowing trip through an upscale think tank housed in a creepy old New England mansion Following enigmalogist Jeremy Logan through this maze of brilliant scientists and the sorts of horrors great brains can create is an adventure you won t want to miss Weaving carefully several fields of nowledge Child will frighten even the boldest reader into turning page after page as Logan struggles to decipher the convoluted path of reason from decades past resurrected but still not fully understood It will appeal to the techie in one as well as the detective and is a very satisfactory read Anyone who has toured Newport Rhode Island and speculated about the mysteries of the great summer houses that dot its shore will enjoy exploring Dark Gables and the erudite collection of brillant scientists who populate the policy institute Lux The gothic structure is designed after an English manor house and Child s detailed descriptions of it will fascinate those with an architectural bent As the mystery unfolds Child makes full use of this setting and one is caught up in its luxurious appointments as well as its sinister atmosphereAs with any uality mystery a few red herrings show up to Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, keep the reader considering the options of who or what is causing the odd schizophrenia that seems to slip into victim s mind and forces suicidal behavior in even the most stable individual Logan himself must fight toeep from following this frightening pathAlthough I am long familiar with Child s collaborative work with Douglas Preston and the Pendergast series of stories featuring am long familiar with Child s collaborative work with Douglas Preston and the Pendergast series of stories featuring uirky protagonist s interaction with the world I had not read any of the Jeremy Logan series that Child has created on his own until this one You can bet I will be reading the others in this series right away Loved this book read it in can bet I will be reading the others in this series right away Loved this book read it in daysI am a huge Douglas PrestonLincoln Child fan They often write as a pair and I ve read a few done by Preston alone This was my first Lincoln Child as a solo writer So when I saw this book available
at my local library and read the titleI shall admit the title grabbed me then the author I could not resistmy local library and read the titleI shall admit the title grabbed me then the author I could not resist love books in which old weird buildings play a great part even to the extent the setting becomes almost another character Give me castles decrepit mansions underground catacombs dilapidated farmhouses abandoned factories churches and schools and I am in reader s heaven I was in heaven reading this bookJeremy Logan an enigmaologist one who studies or investigates strange occurrences including those which might include paranormal or preternatural events is asked to look into the death of a distinguished scientist or fellow at a think tank in Newport Rhode Island Okay Newport oceanfront mansion meticulously described a mysterious death even mysterious goings on in and around said mansion Throw in a uiet unassuming MC and a lot of creepy or weird side characters and of course the re. A LONG LOST EXPERIMENT OF UNGUESSABLE INTENT A SECRET ROOM INGENIOUSLY HIDDEN INSIDE A VAST SEACOAST MANSION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR LINCOLN CHILD AT HIS RIVETING BESTProfessor Jeremy Logan the uirky and charismatic “enigmalogist” who specializes in solving problems of the strange or seemingly supernatural variety receives an urgent summons from the director of Lux one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America An unexplainable tragedy has taken place in the sprawling compound located on the coastline of Newport Rhode Island One of Lux’s most distinguished doctors overcome.