Review * Relic by Douglas Preston

October 29, 2011 Reviews 1 ★★★

Review * Relic by Douglas PrestonRelic by Douglas Preston
Series: Pendergast #1
Published by Tor Books on August 1, 2005
Genres: Adult, Horror, Science Fiction
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human...

But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders.

Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who-or what-is doing the killing. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?


I was a little disappointed in the book because I didn’t find it scary.   I found this book on a list for scary Halloween books so I was expecting it to be one of those “I have to finish this tonight or I’m not going to be able to get any sleep” books, and it was not.  I did enjoy the book, it was just more mysterious than scary.  There was a fair amount of predictability in the book, however their was a nice twist at the end that makes me want to read the second book, Reliquary.  I enjoyed most of the characters, even the bad ones, but they could have been more developed.


One Response to “Review * Relic by Douglas Preston”

  1. Marce

    I enjoyed this more than you but definitely want to continue the series, I need to do that.