Audiobook Review: Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat Bureau #1) by Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)

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Black Hat Bureau #1
Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Tantor Audio
October 12, 2021
6 hours and 51 minutes


Remember that old line about how the only way out of the organization is in a pine box?

Well, Rue Hollis spent ten years thinking she had escaped the Black Hat Bureau, no coffin required.

Then her former partner had to go and shatter the illusion by showing up on her doorstep with grim tidings. As much as Rue wants to kick him to the curb, she agrees to hear him out for old times’ sake, and what he says chills her to the bone.

The Silver Stag was the most notorious paranormal serial killer in modern history, and Rue brought him down. Now a copycat has picked up where the Stag left off, and the Bureau wants her on the case. She beat the Stag once. They think she can do it again. But they don’t know she’s given up black magic, and she’s not about to tell them. White witches are prey, and Rue is the hunter, not the hunted. Always.

But can she take down the protégé of the man who almost beat her at her black witch best?

If she wants to keep her new town, her new home, her new life, then she has no choice but to find out.


Black Hat, White Witch is book one in the Black Hat Bureau series by Hailey Edwards and Narrated by Stephanie Richardson.

This was a decent start to the series. We meet a verity of characters and dive into a case that everyone thought was one thing, but turns out to be another.

Rue is a witch who is trying to be a white witch and has spent the last 10 years hiding from the agency she once worked for. She’s made a home for herself and her familiar Colby Timms. The world-building is solid as we learn Rue’s history and reasons for going into hiding.

The banter is delightful and snarky at times. The case was intriguing; with plenty of twists. There is also a potential romance for future books. 

Audio: The narration was well done. Stephanie Richardson created unique voices for each character. She captured the case, situations, and the humor.

Black Hat, White Witch was a nice listen and I look forward to listening on.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Audiobook Review: Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat Bureau #1) by Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)

  1. I’d really like to read this one. I hope I can get it at my library.

    • I’ve found the series at the library on Overdrive for audiobook. I hope they have it for you. I’m enjoying the books. Thanks for visiting!