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Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" — an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and d Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" — an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now. Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack — and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.


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Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" — an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and d Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist" — an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now. Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack — and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.

30 review for Full Wolf Moon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    3.5 stars Jeremy Logan is taking a break to go deep into the Adirondack mountains and finish his paper/book (He calls is some fancy-smancy name) and once he gets there he sees that his old college friend is now the park ranger for the area...and some funky stuff has been happening when the moon is full. His friend reaches out to him to help with what's going on. The reason why is Logan is an "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--f 3.5 stars Jeremy Logan is taking a break to go deep into the Adirondack mountains and finish his paper/book (He calls is some fancy-smancy name) and once he gets there he sees that his old college friend is now the park ranger for the area...and some funky stuff has been happening when the moon is full. His friend reaches out to him to help with what's going on. The reason why is Logan is an "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--fancy name again for someone who investigates some weird stuff. As you read you also find out that he is an "empath" too. He can touch or feel 'feelings' of the place/person. Whooowoo stuff. I'd probably understand Logan a bit better if I had read the previous books about him but this one reads fine as a standalone. I like this kind of stuff so I may have to pick up some of the others. Anyways..there has been some gruesome murders going on in the deep, dark woods. Rumors are flying high in the remote mountain town. "Tainted Blood" gets mentioned. And something is tearing the murdered folks all up. At first they think it's a rogue bear. But then there is that weird family that has built up a fortress and wants nothing to do with anyone. Backwoodsy stuff. (LOVE) Rumors are floating around about a certain kind of creature, since the attacks happen near that weird family and when the moon is full. Logan has his doubts though. There is lots and lots of sciency stuff in this short little book. I skimmed over that part when I got bored but this actually wasn't a bad book. It did make me interested in other adventures that Logan gets himself into. I just hope he doesn't always talk to the reader like I felt he did in this one...he is the smartest and makes sure we know it. Made me kinda want to go out and look at the moon though. Booksource: Netgalley in exchange for review

  2. 5 out of 5

    LadyJBookishNook

    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com My Review What a great book!! The main character is Jeremy Logan, a scholar and professor of history at Yale. Jeremy is working on a written study of heresy in the Middle Ages and decides to go to a mountain lodge called Cloudwater in the heart of Adirondack State Park to complete it. An old college friend of Jeremy’s, Randall Jessup, shows up one day at his cabin and asks for his help. Randall is a park ranger investigati For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.com My Review What a great book!! The main character is Jeremy Logan, a scholar and professor of history at Yale. Jeremy is working on a written study of heresy in the Middle Ages and decides to go to a mountain lodge called Cloudwater in the heart of Adirondack State Park to complete it. An old college friend of Jeremy’s, Randall Jessup, shows up one day at his cabin and asks for his help. Randall is a park ranger investigating the recent and strange deaths of hikers in the park. Randall knows Jeremy is also an enigmalogist (studies phenomena beyond the bounds of regular science, investigate the strange and inexplicable) and he wants his take concerning the mysterious deaths. Jeremy agrees to help his long-time friend. The characters that Jeremy encounter are locals to the mountain area and they have their own ideas and suspicions regarding the deaths. I loved the mystery and suspense throughout the story and the ending did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this book…I am giving this one 5 STARS ***** Thank you Lincoln Child, Doubleday Random House and Edelweiss for providing me with a digital copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    FULL WOLF MOON, by Lincoln Child, is the fifth book in the Jeremy Logan series. Jeremy Logan is trying to take a break from his sideline of "enigmalogist", and get back to writing his paper at the Cloudwater Writer's retreat in the Adirondacks. Of course, his "other abilities" are called upon when his college friend, now a Lieutenant Ranger for the NY Department of Forest Protection, Randall Jessup, brings a case to his attention. ". . . legends--no matter how outlandish they sound--have a groun FULL WOLF MOON, by Lincoln Child, is the fifth book in the Jeremy Logan series. Jeremy Logan is trying to take a break from his sideline of "enigmalogist", and get back to writing his paper at the Cloudwater Writer's retreat in the Adirondacks. Of course, his "other abilities" are called upon when his college friend, now a Lieutenant Ranger for the NY Department of Forest Protection, Randall Jessup, brings a case to his attention. ". . . legends--no matter how outlandish they sound--have a grounding in reality . . ." The case in question has to do with a series of murders, occurring during the full moon, where the murderer appears to be something along the line of a bear, wolf, and human--but not any ONE in particular... What I really enjoyed in this tale was the rich atmosphere of the Adirondack Mountains, and descriptions of the town near Blackwater Lake. ". . .--the forest itself. It gave the impression of being almost immeasurably old . . ." The story itself retained much more of the hint of a supernatural aspect throughout its duration than its predecessor in the "Jeremy Logan" series did. Aside from the rather obvious conclusion, this was a fast paced thriller that kept me entertained until the very end. Recommended!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    One of his worst. Boring and predictable. This book was sadly disappointing. While I used to enjoy the Preston and Child stories on the adventures of Agent Pendergast, their creativity of late seems to be on the wan. Unfortunately this is true for Lincoln Child's solo stories. Yes, the story is well written, but it's like receiving a well knitted ugly Christmas sweater. You can appreciate the quality of the construction but the product itself is not something you enjoy.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Printz

    Let me first begin by saying that I am a huge fan of Lincoln Child's solo novels. Maybe even more so than the Pendergast series that he co-authors with, Douglas Preston. I have read every Jeremy Logan book in the series up to this point, and I love how each novel is a different adventure, set in an even more exotic setting than the last. Jeremy Logan has been to just about the craziest places on earth that you could imagine. Whether it's at the bottom of the ocean, Alaska's remote Federal Wildl Let me first begin by saying that I am a huge fan of Lincoln Child's solo novels. Maybe even more so than the Pendergast series that he co-authors with, Douglas Preston. I have read every Jeremy Logan book in the series up to this point, and I love how each novel is a different adventure, set in an even more exotic setting than the last. Jeremy Logan has been to just about the craziest places on earth that you could imagine. Whether it's at the bottom of the ocean, Alaska's remote Federal Wildlife Zone, or northern Sudan near Egypt, you can bet that there is something shocking and mysterious going on. Otherwise, you don't call upon the best in the business, Jeremy Logan. Which brings us to Full Wolf Moon, in my honest opinion the spookiest of all his book settings so far. There's something sinister and unnerving about the deep woods or forest, and who better to write about it than Lincoln Child! (minor spoilers ahead) Logan is on his way towards Adirondack State Park, to finish a paper that he has been putting off for too long. His final destination is a place called Cloudwater, a very private secluded resort, where authors, musicians, or anybody with a brain to create, can work in peace. Well anybody who knows the "Enigmalogist", knows that trouble and mystery always has a way of finding him. Shortly in the beginning of his stay at Cloudwater, some hikers have turned up dead in which the State Troopers and Rangers of the park, are guessing they were savagely mauled by a bear! Upon the results of the autopsy, there is now evidence and suspicion that the lone travelers were attacked by a gray wolf. Among getting involved in the case, to help a friend from his past, Jeremy goes around asking questions and gets "blaming-fingers" pointed toward a mysterious group of people called the Blakeneys, who have been rumored to be able to change into werewolves during the full moon! Now, let me stop here for a second. Tell me this isn't a classic, Lincoln Child novel? A spooky mystery that keeps you awake at night, wondering, just what the heck is going on? While I would love to keep going on and on about this novel, and I easily could, I don't want to give away too much, in case you want to read it. After reading this fantastic story, I got the sense of a modern-day, Jekyll and Hyde mixed with the Wolf Man, and that is awesome! Lincoln Child always blends perfectly; science, mystery, and horror. He writes books that I love to read! This is why I have him in the top-spot of my favorite authors on my Goodreads list. A huge thank you goes out to Netgalley and publisher, Doubleday Books, for the advanced copy of this novel.

  6. 5 out of 5

    August Is Azathoth HPL 129 August 20!

    Review of FULL WOLF MOON by Lincoln Child Suspension of disbelief provides strong tension throughout as our protagonist himself struggles with his intent to maintain an open mind. Dr. Jeremy Logan, Yale Professor of History, is by avocation (and a growing reputation), an "enigmalogist,' an individual who studies and investigates odd phenomena without an apparent cause. For example, Dr. Logan has investigated "Nessie," Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. When the novel commences, he is ensconcing himsel Review of FULL WOLF MOON by Lincoln Child Suspension of disbelief provides strong tension throughout as our protagonist himself struggles with his intent to maintain an open mind. Dr. Jeremy Logan, Yale Professor of History, is by avocation (and a growing reputation), an "enigmalogist,' an individual who studies and investigates odd phenomena without an apparent cause. For example, Dr. Logan has investigated "Nessie," Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. When the novel commences, he is ensconcing himself for a six-week retreat at Cloudland in the scenic, densely-forested Adirondacks if upstate New York. He has scarcely arrived when a visitor appears, a former friend from his undergraduate days, a philosopher who is also a Forest Ranger. He requests Dr. Logan, who is also a sensitive--an empath who perceives emotions and energy, both from humans and locations--to look into a series of deaths-by-mauling, each occurring in the Desolation Mountain wilderness, each during a full moon. Possible causes are bear or wolf, but the evidence is erratic. Investigators are certain the killer could not be human, due to the strength required for the degree of violence. Locals blame a reclusive clan living deep in the forest since the early 18th century, or earlier, who are believed to be both werewolves, and ritual child murders. Author Lincoln Child keeps the suspense boiling and delivers an unexpected denouement which leaves protagonist and reader reeling.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Minx

    Full Wolf Moon starts off with a gruesome and mysterious attack, death by mauling, that has the investigators stymied. These attacks are nothing like they have ever seen and seem to be occurring in relation with the full moon. At the start these attacks are thought to be caused by a rouge bear or wolf. Mysteriously though, the true culprit can’t seem to be identified. There is just something off about the bodies that they find. Nothing seems to add up. The locals start whispering about superstit Full Wolf Moon starts off with a gruesome and mysterious attack, death by mauling, that has the investigators stymied. These attacks are nothing like they have ever seen and seem to be occurring in relation with the full moon. At the start these attacks are thought to be caused by a rouge bear or wolf. Mysteriously though, the true culprit can’t seem to be identified. There is just something off about the bodies that they find. Nothing seems to add up. The locals start whispering about superstitions and werewolves. This is a story where the local lore comes to life as the residents start whispering about “tainted blood.” Their suspicions seem valid enough to cause Randall Jessup, a forest ranger, to seek out his former college buddy, Jeremy Logan. This story is a creative blending of realism, fantasy and everything in-between. Even though Jeremy has come to the Adirondacks to “get away” and work on his monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages, his natural curiosity had been piqued and he can’t help but look into the mystery. He decides at first that he will just run down some rumors and then he can with honesty say that he tried. There was even some points that Logan was going to throw in the towel so to speak but just when it looked like he was on a wild-goose chase something happens. Now Logan is on the hunt for the truth as he knows it. Something is hunting, something other than human. I found Jeremy Logan’s character to be quite interesting. He is what is called a “sensitive” also referred to as an empath. His character is the perfect guy for solving this mystery because in addition to being a Yale professor he also had a title of enigmalogist. In this story that title is used to describe someone who studies phenomenon that are outside the regular boundaries of science and scientific study. Really meaning occult or supernatural. These areas of study gave him the clear head that he needed to contemplate both what was considered real and fantastical. I found how he utilized his skills as an empath to be quite intriguing. It was nothing over the top but still fascinating to read. The plot itself was well developed and danced between science and the supernatural. Through twists and turns you are kept in suspense with wonder. I personally enjoyed the science fiction portion of this story. It was quite well done and conceivable enough to make you consider the theory. Then you will shake your head, laugh precariously, and maybe put off that camping trip you had planned. If you are looking for a twist on a supernatural read, then this is a story that I would recommend. This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating. Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jaksen

    First off, I am a HUGE fan of Lincoln Child, who often writes with Douglas Preston. Books by the pair, or books each has written alone are (almost) always added to my fav. list here on Goodreads. I have re-read many a book by them, but having said that... This book was a huge disappointment. Formulaic, trope-laden, and seemingly, written in a rush. If I had to read about the 'bloated moon' one more time...and then I did, near the end. Not that 'bloated' isn't a good description for a huge full mo First off, I am a HUGE fan of Lincoln Child, who often writes with Douglas Preston. Books by the pair, or books each has written alone are (almost) always added to my fav. list here on Goodreads. I have re-read many a book by them, but having said that... This book was a huge disappointment. Formulaic, trope-laden, and seemingly, written in a rush. If I had to read about the 'bloated moon' one more time...and then I did, near the end. Not that 'bloated' isn't a good description for a huge full moon, but please, think of another word... Alas... The story of how enigmalogist, Jeremy Logan, goes to an exclusive resort in the Adirondacks to write a 'monograph,' but instead, gets involved with a mystery surrounding a hideous creature that's killing off some of the locals. It's a good idea, kind-of-tropey, but I was anxiously waiting to read this book. Because, wow! Did Mr. Child write a werewolf book? Omg, you gotta be kidding! Can't wait! I shoulda waited. The writing, dry and ordinary, lacking any sort of depth. The characters, they seemed pulled out of various books: the white-haired, eccentric scientist; his tall and gorgeous, devoted daughter; the old forest ranger friend who almost says 'gee, shucks,' a few times, but never does. (Disappointed!) Then the poet-who-lives-in-the-forest, and the creepy, inbred family which lives behind a gigantic wall made of interwoven twigs. Now come on, this is all GOOD STUFF. Makes me want to turn all the lights off and read it with a single, blinking light over my shoulder. I eat these books up! But it all fell flat, and was just so ordinary-ordinary. Not to mention short! When I got the book it felt like half a book. Jeremy goes here; Jeremy goes there. Jeremy talks to this guy, that girl, this guy again. He goes back to the resort, writes a bit, sits and thinks and then gets up and then he goes here and then he goes there ... So though I was going to give the book two stars, I sat back and looked at it as a whole. Not a bad story. I loved the set-in-the-woods scenes - pristine forest, fire towers, gloomy atmospherics. This is where Mr. Child excels. Description and place. Yes, he's got that down in spades. But the entire book just felt so hollow, so empty... So three stars, maybe a 3.1. Call me disappointed ...... but not bloated.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    its all about timing. i started this book and was intrigued but not hooked. then when the weather warmed i settled down and got into this novel that combines science and supernatural elements. has some interesting theories, don't know how based in reality but it keeps it from being fluff. yet a super beach read as it is not too heavy and is very plot oriented

  10. 4 out of 5

    Carlissa

    Another great installment in the Jeremy Logan series. This one kept me reading way into the night, then up early to finish it! My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to read this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    A fast-paced, creepy read. It reminded me of one of the better "monster of the week" X-Files episodes, with a little influence from Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror. Lots of fun, if you're in the mood for a Creature Feature.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    Liked the book You need to be a science fiction addict to read this, it is outside of normal mystery. But Lincoln is writing on the edge of reality. Really liked the book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)

    Better than the last, narrator. So it must have been the book in the last one. This was a decent read. Would I rec, sure if your a fan of the author. I wouldn’t necessarily rec to someone who has never read. The plot was okay. Again far fetched but plausible to the storyline. Yes this is fiction and it’s a product of the author’s imagination. The question is did the author make me a believer. Not so much. It could be me. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for a mystery/suspense/thriller. IDK I saw this one Better than the last, narrator. So it must have been the book in the last one. This was a decent read. Would I rec, sure if your a fan of the author. I wouldn’t necessarily rec to someone who has never read. The plot was okay. Again far fetched but plausible to the storyline. Yes this is fiction and it’s a product of the author’s imagination. The question is did the author make me a believer. Not so much. It could be me. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for a mystery/suspense/thriller. IDK I saw this one is 3.5. But because it’s better than the last, I’ll round up.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marialyce

    It is always fun for this reader to spend a few hours reading and enjoying Mr Child's imagination. His books so often offer that bit of scary escapism that is sometimes not very literary, but a break from all those books that foster so much thinking. In this novel, he conjures up the old tale of werewolves and presents a case for the legend that surrounds their myth. Jeremy Logan, enigmologist is hot on the trail trying to investigate a spate of vicious killings occurring in the Adirondack Mount It is always fun for this reader to spend a few hours reading and enjoying Mr Child's imagination. His books so often offer that bit of scary escapism that is sometimes not very literary, but a break from all those books that foster so much thinking. In this novel, he conjures up the old tale of werewolves and presents a case for the legend that surrounds their myth. Jeremy Logan, enigmologist is hot on the trail trying to investigate a spate of vicious killings occurring in the Adirondack Mountains. In his searchings, while working on his book, he finds tales of an isolated community that seem to point to nefarious things going on. He is assisted by an old college friend, now a Park Ranger, who begs Logan to assist him in puzzling out this enigma. Five people are murdered and it sure looks as if a wolf of incredible strength is involved. Is this the werewolf of which legends have been made? It is Logan's job to ferret out the truth.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Stefan

    This is the third Jeremy Logan novel I have read and I find myself enjoying them even more than the Penderghast series. I highly enjoy books with a wilderness setting and I definitely recommend this one.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    I believe I would call this book a "near werewolf" tale. The story is written in a more relaxed style than the usual offerings from this author...so it may not be everyone's "cuppa tea". I even found myself wanting the story to speed up. The book is well written and the characters are interesting but you have to spend some time getting to know them. Some of the ideas that the "research expert" had in his ever-so-secret lab was a bit far fetched but then so was a lot of the story to begin with. Y I believe I would call this book a "near werewolf" tale. The story is written in a more relaxed style than the usual offerings from this author...so it may not be everyone's "cuppa tea". I even found myself wanting the story to speed up. The book is well written and the characters are interesting but you have to spend some time getting to know them. Some of the ideas that the "research expert" had in his ever-so-secret lab was a bit far fetched but then so was a lot of the story to begin with. You just have to take it for what it is...an entertaining story with a very unusual take on the "Wolfman" concept.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    Well, with a title like that, you expect werewolves. Enigmatologist Jeremy Logan travels to a writers’ retreat in the Adirondacks to get a book written. But mystery finds him when an old friend asks him to look into a series of murders in which the victims were savagely torn apart, as if by some wild animal. And the killings coincide with the full moon … Despite this not being the first Logan book, it stands pretty well on its own. He’s a recurring protagonist, but that's about it. There aren't re Well, with a title like that, you expect werewolves. Enigmatologist Jeremy Logan travels to a writers’ retreat in the Adirondacks to get a book written. But mystery finds him when an old friend asks him to look into a series of murders in which the victims were savagely torn apart, as if by some wild animal. And the killings coincide with the full moon … Despite this not being the first Logan book, it stands pretty well on its own. He’s a recurring protagonist, but that's about it. There aren't really any story arcs that carry through multiple books, so any given book in the series is quite newbie-friendly. As always, Child writes a gripping thriller. The action moves at a brisk pace, and it's difficult to resist the siren song of Just One More Page. And he deserves massive props for one of the most original pseudoscientific explanations for lycanthropy I think I’ve ever read. Just recalling it brings a massive grin to my face. I’ve been a Lincoln Child fan ever since discovering his first collaboration with Douglas Preston, Relic, many, many years ago, so I’m admittedly biased as far as his books are concerned. Still, I found this to be a highly enjoyable read. Recommended!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Valerie

    I thought this latest novel by Lincoln Child is one of his best to date. It takes place in a desolate part of the Adirondacks where Jeremy Logan, a researcher of strange and enigmatic events, goes to finish his monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages. When he arrives at the place he is staying, he is met by an old college friend, Randall Jessup, who is currently a forest ranger in the area. Jessup wants to pick Jeremy's brain and perhaps engage his assistance in finding out exactly what has been I thought this latest novel by Lincoln Child is one of his best to date. It takes place in a desolate part of the Adirondacks where Jeremy Logan, a researcher of strange and enigmatic events, goes to finish his monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages. When he arrives at the place he is staying, he is met by an old college friend, Randall Jessup, who is currently a forest ranger in the area. Jessup wants to pick Jeremy's brain and perhaps engage his assistance in finding out exactly what has been going on for the last six to seven months in the area. There have been two or three gruesome murders which cannot be explained away by a black bear mauling, or even other normal animal attacks. The deaths occur only during the three to four days the moon approaches full and then the full moon itself. As Jeremy talks to some of the local residents, he realizes that the Blakeney clan, a very old and reclusive family in the area, is rumored to be involved in the current events. The actual truth is far worse. It is another case of scientists trying to play God with the best of intentions, and becoming obsessed by what they are doing. The characters are all very believable and I found myself sitting up all night to finish the book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    This was just ok. Child has written a number of stand alones that I've enjoyed, and although the first part of this was interesting and suspenseful, the last section devolved into melodrama. The "creature" was a bit too easy to figure out and the guilty party was telegraphed with some hackneyed monster movie plotting. As a hero, Logan has been more...well, heroic in other novels. In this one he gets caught flat-footed and unprepared several times and frankly, acts pretty stupidly. This was a fin This was just ok. Child has written a number of stand alones that I've enjoyed, and although the first part of this was interesting and suspenseful, the last section devolved into melodrama. The "creature" was a bit too easy to figure out and the guilty party was telegraphed with some hackneyed monster movie plotting. As a hero, Logan has been more...well, heroic in other novels. In this one he gets caught flat-footed and unprepared several times and frankly, acts pretty stupidly. This was a fine for a frothy, easy read, but it was not very memorable.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Koeeoaddi

    2.5 Don't go out tonight... Reasonably entertaining, but thoroughly preposterous beach read. I like our hero, the renowned "enigmologist" and I'm thinking I might share his empathic precognition just a teensy bit because my predictions of which expendable character is dispatched in some escalatingly gruesome way often turns out to be eerily prescient. I may need to buy myself a snazzy vintage car and hang up a shingle.

  21. 4 out of 5

    it'chy

    it's well past my bedtime and it's a workday tomorrow; gotta go catch me some z's i don't think it's a full moon tonight

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kelby *TwistedCactusReads*

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My actual rating was a 3.5/5 stars Jeremy Logan has decided to visit the infamous Cloudwater, an artist's retreat where writers, artists, and musicians go to do their work in seclusion. He checks in with every intention of finishing his monologue on heresy in the Middle Ages, but things don't go as planned. There have been vicious and gruesome murders in the Adirondacks, close to Desolation Mountain a I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. My actual rating was a 3.5/5 stars Jeremy Logan has decided to visit the infamous Cloudwater, an artist's retreat where writers, artists, and musicians go to do their work in seclusion. He checks in with every intention of finishing his monologue on heresy in the Middle Ages, but things don't go as planned. There have been vicious and gruesome murders in the Adirondacks, close to Desolation Mountain and even Jessup, a long time friend and forest ranger, thinks they may be linked to an ancient legend involving werewolves. As Logan investigates further, he learns that some people will go to unimaginable lengths to prove a point. I enjoyed this book but also had some issues with it. First of all, the plot was a bit predictable. When Logan discovered the team doing lunar research, I pretty much figured out which way the book was going to go. The overall pacing of the story was fast and it had me turning pages, eager to see how it ended. When it came to the scientific explanations of the lunar lunacy study, I have to admit that there were some sections that I had to re-read a couple of times (in addition to picking up a dictionary) in order to really understand what was going on. It was hard not skip over certain parts because I felt like I was reading a biochemistry textbook instead of a mystery novel. Aside from that, if you are looking for a fast and creepy read, then I recommend picking this one up.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ivette

    Thanks to netgalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. This is the first time I've read a book by this author and about Jeremy Logan. I really enjoyed it! It reminded me of a non supernatural Dean Koontz book. It was an interesting story, I won't disclose details, as the book should be read. I will say that I am looking forward to another Jeremy Logan installment!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Cool book. Savage murders are occurring in the Adirondacks with each full moon. Could it be the work of a werewolf? Delves into a scientific explanation for werewolves.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jack Brown

    I have to say that I entered with anticipation of this book, and even though I enjoyed reading it and missing nothing from the story, it is still not the best book by Lincoln Child, I have ever read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marvin

    Lincoln Child, along with his partner in crime Douglas Preston, has a pretty good gig going for them. They specialize in the not-so-supernatural thriller. In most cases , and especially with the Pendergrast series, this involves a mystery of seemingly supernatural origins but ends up being something from the natural, albeit the very imaginative and slightly farfetched natural. These Scooby-doo books, as I irrelevantly like to call them, are fun to read but I tend to go more for the supernatural Lincoln Child, along with his partner in crime Douglas Preston, has a pretty good gig going for them. They specialize in the not-so-supernatural thriller. In most cases , and especially with the Pendergrast series, this involves a mystery of seemingly supernatural origins but ends up being something from the natural, albeit the very imaginative and slightly farfetched natural. These Scooby-doo books, as I irrelevantly like to call them, are fun to read but I tend to go more for the supernatural scare rather than the manufactured natural one. However they are great summer reads or, on the other side of the seasons, fireside reads. When Lincoln Child is writing solo, he likes to keep a good thing going. His protagonist is Jeremy Logan who calls himself a enigmalogist which is "an investigator who specializes in analyzing unnatural phenomena with no obvious scientific or rational explanation." As one may surmise from the title of this fifth installment of the Logan series, Full Wolf Moon is centered on the theme of lycanthropy. In the Adirondack Mountains, two hikers has been found dead with their corpses ripped apart, both having happened on different full moons. Logan is attending an artist and scholar retreat when his college friend who is now a ranger in the area asks him to investigate the deaths. The official explanation is a rogue bear or wolf, but the timing of the killings suggest another explanation and the strange seclusive family that lives in the woods seem to be the town residents' favorite suspect. While Full Wolf Moon has a good sense of suspense and scares , it is more mystery and science fiction then horror and certainly not supernatural. As with Child's other books, there will be an explanation. Getting there is where the fun is . Child brings together some interesting science into the story that I suspect carries a good mix of fact and fiction. I think I prefer Child solo as compared to the Pendergrast series Preston & Child are known for. Mostly because Jeremy Logan is more accessible . He seem to be the professor next door type while Pendergrast is fairly foreboding. The pace and formula though is pretty much the same. These are light reads. This particular book is fairly predictable and feeds you a good amount of red herrings before the final reveal. I would recommend this more for the mystery fan than the horror aficionado. It may not take you into any new territory but if you read it you probably know what to expect and won't be disappointed.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Scrappymags 3-word review: A little freaky Genre: Mystery/horror, suspense Shortest summary ever: Something is attacking wayward hikers in the Adirondack Mountains. Guess what is might be? Jeremy Logan, an “enigmologist” (my new career – someone who studies the unexplainable) happens to be in the area where his old college buddy works and thus is dragged into the fray. What’s good under the hood: I was adequately freaked out in places since I have hiked with my crazy-as-all-get-out hiker brother D Scrappymags 3-word review: A little freaky Genre: Mystery/horror, suspense Shortest summary ever: Something is attacking wayward hikers in the Adirondack Mountains. Guess what is might be? Jeremy Logan, an “enigmologist” (my new career – someone who studies the unexplainable) happens to be in the area where his old college buddy works and thus is dragged into the fray. What’s good under the hood: I was adequately freaked out in places since I have hiked with my crazy-as-all-get-out hiker brother Don, so I could VIVIDLY bring some good gory scare in the woods to mind. Awesome. Between this and The Blair Witch I’ll never hike again. It’s also a pretty quick read, “fast thrills” as I call it which makes for an entertaining reading. Light, breezy and thankfully not Twilight-cheesy. Also must note I couldn’t get “Young Frankenstein out of my head”. I have an uncanny ability to remember lines from movies… What’s bad or made me mad: I have to groan at the title. What exactly is a full wolf moon? How does one go “full wolf”? As in, “I’m gonna go full wolf on yo’ ass??” (Hmm… on second thought…) I originally rolled my eyes (hardcore) at the whole werewolf angle (damn you Jacob) but wound up being surprised by the scientific look at the topic through the lens of Jeremy. It might be a tad predictable, but still written with solid pacing and surprise that attention is maintained. Recommend to: fans of Child won’t be let down those who like a good werewolf/mythical beast book “sciency” people (and those who appreciate sciency things like me) those looking for a fun semi-scary read in the genre. Don’t recommend to: those looking for literary prose or Psychological thrills. This is down-and-dirty-monsters-type thrills. Thanks to NetGalley, Doubleday Books and Mr. Child for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review and for making me eye my beagles warily because you really never know…

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Have you ever wondered about the link between the words lunar and lunacy? There is a connection. In the past, strange things happened around the full moon (part of the basis for the word lunatic) and people I've known who work in hospitals say the time around the full moon is always busier in the ER than the rest of the month. It's because of these things that I can totally see the events in this book happening. I've read many Lincoln Child books, those he wrote alone and with Douglas Preston, an Have you ever wondered about the link between the words lunar and lunacy? There is a connection. In the past, strange things happened around the full moon (part of the basis for the word lunatic) and people I've known who work in hospitals say the time around the full moon is always busier in the ER than the rest of the month. It's because of these things that I can totally see the events in this book happening. I've read many Lincoln Child books, those he wrote alone and with Douglas Preston, and this is one of the better ones. It could fit right in with the Pendergast Series if Jeremy Logan were richer and more cultured. It has just the right blend of science, a smidgen of history, and plenty of mystery to get me to finish the book in 24 hours. Jeremy Logan travels to a remote area of the Adirondacks to work on a history project, when an old friend contacts him to ask for help in a string of deaths in the area. The work appears to be that of a rabid bear, but not all of the evidence points to that, and why are the attacks happening around the full moon? Logan demurs at first, but then gets wrapped up in the mystery as more people die. The mystery is a good one. I thought I knew what was happening fairly early on, but I'm pleased to say I was wrong and it's probably not what you think. I only wish the book was a bit longer and that the ending wasn't so abrupt. It felt somewhat rushed at the end, but it still satisfied. I'm now going to go out and get the few Lincoln Child books I haven't already read. I was given a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Tainted blood and the lunar effect I like this Jeremy Logan series written by Lincoln Child - I've read a couple other of the now five books in the series. I also like the Pendergast series that he co-writes with author Douglas Preston. Dr. Jeremy Logan is a scholar/historian and a Professor of History at Yale that has come to Cloudwater in the Adirondacks as an artist-in-residence. He comes to this retreat to hopefully finish a monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages that he's worked on for years. Tainted blood and the lunar effect I like this Jeremy Logan series written by Lincoln Child - I've read a couple other of the now five books in the series. I also like the Pendergast series that he co-writes with author Douglas Preston. Dr. Jeremy Logan is a scholar/historian and a Professor of History at Yale that has come to Cloudwater in the Adirondacks as an artist-in-residence. He comes to this retreat to hopefully finish a monograph on heresy in the Middle Ages that he's worked on for years. But it doesn't take long for him to get called on to use his skills as an empath and enigmalogist, someone that looks into unusual or supernatural happenings. People are being killed in terribly brutal circumstances in the Desolation Mountain area near where Logan is staying and a friend asks him to look into the deaths that are happening during full moons. This was a fun story to read. I like Logan's character and I like the way the author introduced the different characters in the story. The author was also especially good at describing the area in the Adirondacks that this story unfolded in. I felt like I was in the claustrophobic dark and dank forests. Or in the beyond rugged area around Desolation Mountain. I've just purchased the other books in this series. I'm going read/re-read them all. I received this book from Doubleday Books through Edelweiss in exchange for my unbiased review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cherei

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Full Wolf Moon will have you looking over your shoulder and jumping at every little sound if you're reading it in the woods.. perhaps in a cabin! I always enjoy when an author I've read and followed for nearly two decades makes a foray into writing about something that is a bit out of their norm. Lincoln Child must have written this in a fevered writing spell. It's so dang fast paced.. that the reader cannot catch a breath before a whole new direction is taken! I absolutely loved this story! It Full Wolf Moon will have you looking over your shoulder and jumping at every little sound if you're reading it in the woods.. perhaps in a cabin! I always enjoy when an author I've read and followed for nearly two decades makes a foray into writing about something that is a bit out of their norm. Lincoln Child must have written this in a fevered writing spell. It's so dang fast paced.. that the reader cannot catch a breath before a whole new direction is taken! I absolutely loved this story! It reminded me of the days of my youth.. while sitting around a campfire telling stories and yarns of what could be just hovering just outside your view of the forest, in the dark.. The story flows so durn smoothly! The main character, Logan just wants to finish a paper and not be bothered while he's holed up in a small hotel in the middle of no where. One of his old buddies, just happens to live in the area.. and has been dealing with a ferocious killer. One that has been shredding the victims to barely recognizable, leftover carcasses. He hints that it seems to be the work of a werewolf. But.. everyone knows.. that's just a myth. Right? You'll just have to read it yourself! A very fun read!!

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