Audiobook Review: Black Truth, White Lies (Black Hat Bureau, #3) by Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)

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Black Hat Bureau, #3
Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance - Mystery
Tantor Audio
March 29, 2022
8 hours and 6 minutes


When one of Santa's reindeer meets a grisly end during the annual A Downtown Dickens Christmas Festival, Rue realizes her enemies are closing in on her location, and Samford will pay the price.

But when one creature turns into two, and two into three, and then three into four, Rue knows the problem is bigger than a singular threat to her new hometown. And that's before a holiday shopper strolls into Hollis Apothecary claiming to be a long-lost relative. Of her father's.

As old loyalties are tested and new relationships threaten to unravel the fabric of her identity, Rue must choose either the family she was born into or the one she created for herself, and the losing side might not survive her decision.

Contains mature themes.


Black Truth, White Lies is book three in the Black Hat Bureau series by Hailey Edwards.

The holidays have come to Samford, but it won’t be a quiet family time. Nope. Rue must deal with those that still want to discover her location and , so she must keep her family safe.

This was a fabulous installment and listen. Rue along with Asa, Clay and Colby will fight to protect the little slice of life she’s carved out.

The banter, shenanigans, and love this crew have feels genuine and its endearing. We are also introduced to a new character, we’ll we’ve meet him before, but he becomes part of the family.

Edwards keeps you on your toes and engaged in the mystery. We have creatures killing animals in town and other towns around Rue’s area. Theirs danger, suspense, and action-packed moments. Each character plays a role in trying to stop this threat. Rue also finally confronts her grandfather.

Rue is growing and works hard to play by the rules. I really enjoy her and look forward to seeing her journey. The romance between Rue and Asa deepens. She finally shares her past and who her family is. I look forward to seeing their romance deepen.

Audio: Stephanie Richardson does a superb job narrating the Black Hat Bureau. She captures the characters from Asa and his child like Demon side to Colby’s curiosity. Her performance enhances the story and keeps me coming back to the novel.

Black Truth, White Lies is wonderful listen and story. It’s got humor, suspense and characters to fall in love with and root for. Urban Fantasy fans will enjoy.

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.

4 comments on “Audiobook Review: Black Truth, White Lies (Black Hat Bureau, #3) by Hailey Edwards (Narrator: Stephanie Richardson)

  1. Nice that it had it all going for it with character growth, mystery, and exciting action.

    • This has been a great series to listen to. I’m waiting on the last few books to come out in audio. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Nice review! I agree, this series is pretty darn good. I’ve been following along as they come out in audio, but there hasn’t been one in a while. I should probably investigate. 🙂

    • The last two release still aren’t out in audiobook. I’ve been keeping an eye out. I binged up to the last 2. Just waiting on the audiobooks. ^_^ Edwards is a fun author. I like her worlds and characters. Thanks for visiting!