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Book Review: Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat Bureau - Book 1) by Hailey Edwards

Black Hat, White Witch (Black Hat Bureau - Book 1)
by Hailey Edwards
June 28, 2021
Pages: 207
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.

Rue Hollis ran from the Black Hat Bureau ten years ago and has spent that time running, hiding, and finally building a life for herself in a small town where she had to lie for protection. When her former partner, Clay, finds her, she is terrified that everything she has built for herself will go up in smoke but decides to hear him out for old times’ sake.

The last case Rue worked on for the Black Hat Bureau was the Silver Stag case, a notorious serial killer who was sick and twisted and that Rue herself destroyed. Now it seems there’s a copycat who has picked up where the Silver Stag left off. Rue has agreed to work for the Black Hat Bureau as a contractor on a case-by-case basis. She hopes she can stop this copycat even though she is now a white witch instead of using black magic, and all she can do is hope that she is strong enough to take down this new killer.

This new series by Edwards does not disappoint. It is full of some fantastic surprises that, as a reader, I appreciate. I would have preferred just a little more background because I kept feeling like I had missed something, but other than that, this book is worth the read.

Getting 5 sheep

Denise B
About the Author:
Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

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