Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Forgotten Room

Lincoln Child

Jeremy Logan (The Third Gate, Deep Storm) is an "enigmalogist"—an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. In this newest novel Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically—violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's opulent library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion. Terrified by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind, the group hires Logan to investigate—discreetly—what drove this erudite man to madness.
His work leads him to an unexpected find. In a long-dormant wing of the estate, Logan uncovers an ingeniously hidden secret room, concealed and apparently untouched for decades. The room is a time capsule, filled with eerie and obscure scientific equipment that points to a top secret project long thought destroyed, known only as "Project S." Ultimately, the truth of what Project S was . . . and what has happened in that room . . . will put Logan in the path of a completely unexpected danger. (from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

Jeremy Logan has an ability to solve strange phenomena - an enigmalogist. He is also an empath. These two characteristics put him the middle of an interesting puzzle. While trying to solve the death of a scientist at a prestigious research facility, he discovers a hidden room. The are no doors or windows, but it is very clear the room has been recently used. Does this forgotten room hold the key to the mysterious death and odd occurrences that have been taking place?

This was a well paced mystery. Mr. Child has created a very likeable character in Jeremy Logan. Logan solves this puzzle by observing what most people would miss and using all his sense to pick up on clues. Slowly but surely, the pieces of the puzzle fall together and this results in a page turning ending.

The Forgotten Room is book #4 in the Jeremy Logan series, but I thought it read well as a stand alone. I look forward to keeping up with Jeremy Logan to see what will be his next adventure.

Many thanks to Doubleday, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

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