Narrated by Stephanie Richardson, Black Wings, Gray Skies by Hailey Edwards is the fourth audiobook in the Black Hat Bureau urban fantasy series. The team is searching for the supernaturals hunting and killing young children. Suspense, reveals, snark and romance await you….
by Hailey Edwards
Series: Black Hat Bureau #4
Narrator: Stephanie Richardson
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Monsters with a taste for children are nothing new, but fairy tales never mentioned this nightmarish predator. Rue has her hands full tracking the creature hunting the streets of Charleston, but a call from home divides her attention—and her loyalties.
A stranger has come to Hollis Apothecary, asking questions that prickle the hairs on her nape, but she can’t abandon the victims based only on a bad feeling. The pit in her stomach only grows when the stranger takes a hostage and makes his demands. He wants to talk to Rue, face to face. Or else. What he has to say will change her life, and her perception of her past, forever.
Rue, Clay, Asa and Colby are investigating the killings of young children. The murders are brutal and definitely paranormal. Edwards introduces a new boogie man from Gullah folklore. It was creepy and dark. I will leave you to discover what it is, does, and how it attacks its victims.
In case you are new to the series and curious…. Rue is trying very hard to be a white witch after years in the Black Hat Bureau run by her grandfather. Clay is a golem and was/is her partner and mentor. Asa is a fae demon and Colby is her familiar and the reason she left the bureau.
While we get suspense, danger and some overall series reveals, we also saw development between Asa and Rue. It was hilarious, distracting and ok, endearing. Clay and Colby added to the story with aid, teasing and discovery.
What makes this series are Rue and the motley crew of friends and family she has assembled. While not my favorite, I quickly devoured Black Wings, Gray Skies and look forward to the next audiobook.
Stephanie Richardson continues to narrate and has become the voice of this team. Her voices from Asa’s demon side to Clay’s personality have made listening a must. Each character and creature we encounter is giving a unique voice to match their personality. I totally recommend listening to this series.
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Carole @ Carole's Random Life
This sounds like a series that I would enjoy. Dark and Creepy sounds like a boogie man I would want to meet.
Thanks Carole. I am having a lot of of fun with this author and have devoured several of her series on KU.
Although not your favourite, you still had a good time. That says a lot. Great review, Kim.
I did and look forward to the next one!
Lover of Romance
This sounds like such a fascinating one, and I don’t see witches that much in stories anymore. So you definitely have me intrigued with this one.
Glad it came out and delivered
Thank you 🙂
I think Yikes says it all. Oh except great review
LOL, thanks Debbie!
I love how you describe her friends as a “motley crew”. It sounds like fun.
They are…they’ve formed this family of misfits 🙂
Each of your reviews for this series and her others makes me more and more eager for my chance to get started on them.
I found her first series through a Facebook Ad and have devoured them ever since.