“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
Welcome to the online home of Rhonda Blackhurst, author of The Inheritance, the Whispering Pines mysteries and the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series.
Melanie Hogan, salon owner of A Cut Above, leads a mundane and predictable life. When she becomes bored and wishes for some spontaneity in her life, trouble begins to pop up all around her. She soon learns there’s something to be said for predictable. Check out Shear Madness, Shear Deception, Shear Malice, and Shear Murder.
Abby’s Redemption, book two in the Whispering Pines Mysteries.
Last summer Abigail Sinclair narrowly escaped her abusive ex-husband, who was bent on revenge. Finally, victim turned survivor, she is free from a life of watching over her shoulder at every turn. Abby focuses on running Whispering Pines Resort in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains and learns to trust again while growing a relationship with new love, Gabe Coleman. She’s living her dream until she finds the body of a woman who endured the same horrors that she once did. The demons of Abby’s past reel her back into the nightmare she thought she’d put to bed.
Juan Robles, Homicide Detective with the Blue Mist Mountain Police Department, familiar with Abby’s history and with a history of his own, is driven to find the killer while protecting Abby. But how does one protect someone who, at every turn, is more driven to find the killer than even he is, exposing herself to danger?
Abby’s intense desire to help a fellow domestic violence victim propels her forward, entangling her in a web of deception, lies, and terror. Can Abby solve the murder and find justice for the dead woman before Detective Robles is forced into solving her own murder?
Praise for Rhonda’s Previous Works…
“I really enjoyed this book! Rhonda has created some highly relate-able characters and I found it easy to hear the different voices as she switched perspectives. Very worthwhile purchase!”
“What an awesome book…because it really makes you understand what’s really important in life, the love of family.”
“I rarely review a book but this one hit home for me. Each character spoke to me and had a purpose. Thank you Rhonda for writing this book. It is now one of my favorites!”
“Loved this book! What a wonderful debut for this newly published author. Can’t wait to see what else she writes.”
“Great story – Took a twist at the end that I hadn’t anticipated! Rhonda writes in a way that helps the reader visualize the scene – makes it a very fun read and even more suspenseful. I’m ready for the next one in the series!”
“It was an excellent read, caught your attention at the beginning and held it to the end. Likable characters that are well developed. Rhonda Blackhurst has a way of writing that is very visual.”
“Loved this cozy mystery and can’t wait for the next one in the series. Melanie is a charming character, the dialogue is witty and funny, and the mystery has a twist I didn’t guess.”
“Wonderfully written, kept me in suspense!”