Review: The Forest of Forever by Rob Blackwell


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Title: The Forest of Forever
Author: Rob Blackwell
Published: march 24, 2015
Pages: 404
Genre: Paranormal/occult/mystery
Review: Ebook was provided by author and kindle scout












Soren Chase’s life was shattered eight years ago after an encounter with a supernatural being left three friends dead and him branded as a murderer. Since then, he’s become a paranormal investigator, facing off against a host of deadly creatures. But his investigation into the haunted Reapoke woods may be his most dangerous case yet.

Something evil is lurking in the forest. Some say it’s the ghost of a preacher who vanished two centuries ago; others claim the woods are the site of sinister experiments by a shadowy organization. Hired to find a missing girl, Soren is determined to learn the truth. But what he discovers is far darker than he imagines—and it may force him to confront his own tragic past.
From the author of the bestselling Sanheim Chronicles, The Forest of Forever is the start of a new series that mixes urban fantasy, mystery, and suspense into a novel that you can’t put down. Because nothing is what it seems in The Forest of Forever, and once you enter, you may never leave . .


I received this book via Kindle scout.

The first thing that got me into the book was the blurb when I started reading it I knew it just had to be a good one. And I was right.
This book had something a bit fresh for me and that the fact there are "pretenders" which are monster who take on the lives of others you have seen them in Supernatural.
Soren his life was turned upside down eight years ago and he doesn't really remember much of what happened, but he has vowed to find the person who has killed his friends. This leads us to now where he hunts the paranormal. During one of his hunts he meets a girl named Annika who has a job offering for him from her boss. He wants him to go into this forest that has claimed so many lives for a missing girl, but this case is a big one. It is much more than he is expecting it to be. In this forest things are not what they appear. With a lot of researching from not only Soren but from his assistant as well he learns what the treasure is that is out there. He finally understands why people are searching for it. But has Soren's future already been written by the past? 
There is action through out the book, there are other paranormal creatures besides the "pretenders." What is out there seems a whole lot more scarier than people that look like ghost. 
I have to say the ending was a TWIST that I didn't see coming and I want to read more of Soren's adventures I want to know who else knows about him.








Rob Blackwell


Rob Blackwell is a journalist who currently serves as Washington Bureau Chief for American Banker newspaper.A native of Great Falls, Va., he has previously worked as a reporter for the Loudoun Times-Mirror, Eastern Loudoun Times and a columnist for the South County Chronicle.
He recently published his first novel, "A Soul to Steal," set in Loudoun County, Va. He 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.
He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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