The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room

by Lincoln Child

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Professor Jeremy Logan (the quirky 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 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 more sinister occurring within its walls and looks to Jeremy Logan to investigate.
     Logan quickly 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, fiffiilled with eerie machinery and obscure references to a top-secret experiment known 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307473752
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Jeremy Logan Series , #4
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 163,397
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Third GateTerminal FreezeDeep StormDeath Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, most recently White Fire. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

Place of Birth:

Westport, Connecticut


B.A., Carleton College, 1979

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The Forgotten Room: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
RickT-1111 More than 1 year ago
Eerie behavior and a strange room in a very old mansion. Both made the book opening very compelling. How the answers to these mysteries come together and are revealed was very intriguing. It pulled me in and kept my fascination. This was a great and fun book to read.
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
This is another excellent thriller from Lincoln Child, one half of my favorite writing team (Douglas Preston). Jeremy Logan is asked to consult at Lux, a Newport, RI think tank that he had previously worked at. Edward Stratchy, one of the scientists had committed suicide in a very gruesome way. Immediately prior to the event, Stratchy had started acting very strangely for no apparent reason. Additionally, around that time other Lux employees had also exhibited strange behaviors and had seen some or heard odd things. Logan is a professional “debunker” having recently worked at Loch Ness looking for the creature that is sometimes seen at the Loch. Lux feels with his qualifications, Logan is the perfect man for the job. What he finds is that there was no reason for what happened to Stratchy as he was very fulfilled both professionally and personally. Stratchy had been put in charge of restoring the unused West Wing of Lux and as an architecture buff could take pleasure in restoring the Victorian mansion wing and help to update it for the Lux scientists’ use. Logan begins by looking at the work that Stratchy was doing. He happens upon a recently sealed up section of wall in the West wing and when he enters he finds an uncharted room that apparently had been sealed up about 70 years prior. Jeremy has some special intuitive abilities and starts sensing weird things from the room. He is convinced that the room had something to do with what happened to Stratchy and the other affected scientists at Lux. As Jeremy investigates it seems that there are some others that know about the room and want to stop Jeremy at all costs. This book hooked me from the beginning and it is one of Child’s better solo undertakings. There are a lot of similarities to how the research and archive areas of Lux are described to the Museum of Natural History areas that are prevalent in his Pendergast novels. Logan is an interesting individual and could become a recurring character for him like Robert Langdon is for Dan Brown. There are some tense moments involved, especially as those that want to stop Logan become more desperate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mystery wrapped in layers of crime, science, romance and human foibles. This fast pace book had me reading with a hunger to know what was going to happen next. The Who Dunnit aspect was artfully done. The science wrapped in the intrigue believable and left me wondering "what if". I strongly recommend this book if a murder mystery technology thriller is to your liking or interest.
Areview More than 1 year ago
I have come to enjoy L. Child's imagination, rooted in science, but always diverting on a strange tangent. Spooky science fiction! Good stuff!
Mayor More than 1 year ago
Makes you wonder what kinds of things are going on in our world that we don't know about, but could affect us anyway.
Sasha-Riley More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting, however, not his best. Child is at his best with his writing partner Preston. I wish they would get back together on more books like they wrote in earlier years. They were truly mysterious and somewhat scary.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This was a great stand-alone book. I loved the suspense, intrigue and characters.  It kept me on the edge of my seat. Throughout the whole story.  I hope there will be more like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting.... A fast read....l love all of his books
Labayou More than 1 year ago
I must say that I have loved Child's books for many many years. This one "The Forgotten Room" was not very good. I pre-ordered it, that's how confident I was that I'd love it. But I have forgotten it already. Generally a good story stays with me for days and I even think about the characters for a while. Not so with this story. And I didnt like the main character immediately because he's a liar, you find that out quickly. But you never understand why. Disappointed.
Anonymous 16 days ago
very entertaining
Anonymous 9 months ago
Enjoyable thriller/mystery, and entertaining! I enjoy Professor Logan's character. I was looking forward to a supernatural twist, but the evil and brilliant scientist theme worked out too. Looking forward to the next book.
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Could not stay awake while reading this book no matter what time of day. I can't believe he is the same author that wrote Utopia and co-authored the Pendergast books!
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PBinTEXAS More than 1 year ago
Really liked this book. Kept my interest and sometimes I had no idea what was going to happen next. That is what I like!
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AldaAmber More than 1 year ago
A different type of book I thought for Lincoln Child. It is, however, a book that holds your interest to the very end. It holds some surprises. I did enjoy reading it.
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KathrynCN More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book, but the plot and ending were rather unoriginal and predictable. Definitely not a 'page turner'.