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Black Truth, White Lies (Black Hat Bureau Book 3) Kindle Edition
Black Hat Bureau, Book 3
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.
- ASIN : B09N82P376
- Publisher : Black Dog Books, LLC. (December 7, 2021)
- Publication date : December 7, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2829 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 260 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09MYSS9WC
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,435 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I stuck with The Foundling series that spun it’s wheels for at least 5 books, never going anywhere with the story or characters. I even put up with the dizzying Black Dog series that featured a barely legal protagonist hooking up with her boss who was more than a hundred years older as she went on a disembodied psychedelic trip through wonderland. I liked every bit of Gemini and have a minor obsession with TBTGN and POA, all of which as so good that I re-read them fairly regularly.
Perhaps it’s liking TBTGN and POA that is standing in my way here. Rue is basically one of Natisha’s acolytes and it’s hard to feel connected to someone who just can’t stop thinking about how much she wants to kill people and eat their hearts. To me, and I may be in the minority here, that is stomach churning.
Although, to be fair, it’s not just Rue. Ada-the-town-in-Montenegro who has amnesia in regard to his alter ego, comes off as one-dimensional. Speaking of his alter ego, the daemon who would be king comes off like the character is developmentally delayed. And then there is the now-former Dodgers pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, who I have never liked. Wait, I mean the golem Clayton Kerr. It’s hard to get attached to him when Rue herself thinks about erasing his Shem on a whim. I’m not even going to get into Wheel Camber or Elizabeth Arden.
How can they possibly take a simple fun or amazing idea/character, build him/her/it into a wonderful and thrilling story, and then keep upping the “absolute perfection” ante where they can grow the idea(s)/character(s) into these amazing tales that you can’t put down in novel after novel after novel???
Hailey Edwards is clearly one of those freakishly talented authors who perform this insane magic as easily as if she were signing her name, and I’ve gobbled successive books in this series one after another as though I were a ravening but unfillable glutton!
I ❤️ 💖 ❤️🔥 these stories!!!
In this book, trouble from different sources moves right into Rue’s town. Someone is baiting Rue and she doesn’t like it and really hates the threat to the people in her community. As she is drawn in, like those causing the trouble wanted, she learns more disturbing things about her background and makes a new ally.
The suspense and tricky happenings had me riveted and his was, like the book before, a one sitting read. The storytelling was top notch and I couldn’t wait to see what was coming next. There is a big mystery coming and I can’t wait to move on to the next book. Unfortunately that is the last one so far and I know I’m going to be dying when it ends wanting more and wanting it now!
This series must be read in order. This is the third book. I can't wait to read more!
Rue is getting used to having Asa and Clay around a lot. Being on cases again isn't bad either really. Being in fascination is interesting to say the least. What is up with all the aquatic Fey all of a sudden? Is someone trying to draw her out? Why does the Director keep calling? What does he want? Can she keep Colby safe? What exactly are they capable of together? Will the girls ever recover fully? How can she keep to her code when all around her is temptation?
I couldn’t put this book down it kept getting better.