Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

Full Wolf Moon

The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic. Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career...

Title:Full Wolf Moon
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ISBN:0385531427
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:244 pages

Full Wolf Moon Reviews

  • Kevin
    Mar 25, 2017

    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.

  • The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft
    Mar 03, 2017

    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.

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Feb 26, 2017

    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.

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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 27, 2017

    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.

  • Marialyce
    Jun 02, 2017

    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.

  • LadyJ71
    May 14, 2017
  • Mike
    May 18, 2017

    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.

  • Kimberly
    May 30, 2017

    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.

    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.

    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

    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 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!


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