ARC/NetGalley Review: The Pretender (Soren Chase Series Book 2) by Rob Blackwell

Title: The Pretender (Soren Chase Series book 2)
Author: Rob Blackwell
Published: May 24, 2016
Pages: (Print) 317
Genre: Paranormal
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, 

A young girl slaughters her entire family in a quiet suburban neighborhood. The police say she snapped, but Soren Chase knows the truth. Having dedicated his life to hunting down the creature that murdered his best friend and left him framed for the crime eight years ago, Soren expertly recognizes the villain’s hallmarks in the young girl’s rampage: a pretender—a supernatural creature that can steal the identity and memories of its targets—has struck again.
Recently shattered by the realization that the monster he hunted for so long is far closer than he ever imagined, Soren needs to find a way to put the pieces back together if he wants to protect his remaining loved ones. To face this new threat, Soren must learn to cope with the past, forge an unlikely alliance, and battle an ancient foe with a sinister agenda that could kill millions.

I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
First thing first you will have to read book one to understand this book, the reason I say that is I read book one not too long ago and when I started reading this one I had to stop and think about what happened in the first book. 
In this story Soren learns who he truly is via another Pretender but Soren isn't what people truly expect him to be. We also see Sara and her kind of boyfriend police officer Ken fight to stop a powerful being from killing tons of innocents and stopping his menacing plan. Will all his crazy creatures (some of them were quite scary, especially the spider?)
There is so much here within the story that I will give too much away. 
I don't remember much of Sara in book one but I have to say I liked how she never gives up in this book she is constantly wanting to be on the front line of it all.
Now the reason I gave this book a four was only because towards the end it was a bit hard for me to keep all the characters straight as far as who was impersonating who. 
This book has plenty of action from the get go and leaves you wondering what exactly is the end game for all involved. 
 If you like action, paranormal creatures that you may have never heard of I say pick this book up.

Rob Blackwell
Rob Blackwell is an award-winning journalist with 15 years' experience and the author of The Sanheim Chronicles and The Soren Chase novels, two series that combine urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.
His first novel, A Soul to Steal, was featured on USA Today and praised by book bloggers and readers alike for its great plot and a "fantastic ending." Many of his other books have been Kindle bestsellers in the Dark Fantasy category.

As a journalist, Rob has won several Virginia Press Association awards and was co-winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for Business Journalism. He has appeared several times on other media outlets, including NPR, BBC, CNBC and C-Span.

Facebook page, at\asoultosteal 
Twitter at @abwashbureau


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