The Relatives

The Relatives New York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd brings you an all new e short story in her acclaimed Virtue Falls suspense series with THE RELATIVES What would you do when uninvited relatives drop by your ho

  • Title: The Relatives
  • Author: Christina Dodd
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • New York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd brings you an all new e short story in her acclaimed Virtue Falls suspense series with THE RELATIVES What would you do when uninvited relatives drop by your home and stay and stay and stay Watch out From THE RELATIVES Gwen put her hand on the cloisonn tray with the bottle, the cork pull, and the two gold rimmed crystal glaNew York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd brings you an all new e short story in her acclaimed Virtue Falls suspense series with THE RELATIVES What would you do when uninvited relatives drop by your home and stay and stay and stay Watch out From THE RELATIVES Gwen put her hand on the cloisonn tray with the bottle, the cork pull, and the two gold rimmed crystal glasses As a welcome gift, we left you an appetizer tray and wine from one of Washington s finest wineries The Chardonnay is one of our favorites, so we hope you will enjoy it Cecily sighed wistfully If only I could But my acid reflux won t allow me to drink the tiniest drop of liquor of any kind I m sorry to hear that Gwen was pretty sure she didn t give a damn It s really okay I ll be the one laughing when you drinkers destroy your livers Gwen, and her liver, were speechless Get THE RELATIVES now

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    1. I had mixed feelings about this novella. On one hand I hated how things went on in this story, but on the other hand I was blown away by the plot twist. I wouldn't say it was a good read, but I wouldn't say it was a disappointment either. All I can tell you right now is that it left me stunned!I really didn't know how to rate this short story, so I ended up giving it 3 stars.

    2. After thoroughly enjoying the first book in the series, this book was horrible! I read these books for their HEA, not this foolishness!

    3. THE RELATIVES a novella (Virtue Falls 1.5) by Christina Dodd, a quirky funny, short thriller of some long lost family relatives, coming for a two day visit, which turns into a disaster--as they plot to destroy their hosts’ life. (love her novellas-great teasers)! Gwen and Marioare a super couple with a business and a beautiful Venetian-style home in the Pacific Northwest. Their home has been featured in upscale magazines and they have taken pride in the architecture, design, and the gardens. F [...]

    4. Why did you write this?I can not believe this novella. It is ghastly. I know I need more words for this review, but I can't say anything else. I realize it is a prequel but the actions are too horrible for words.

    5. This story read on what not to do when your dealing with people you don't like and suspect them of criminal dealing! The whole thing could have been avoided easily if they listen to their gut, and been firmer in trying to get them out of the house.

    6. Interesting novelDefinitely unexpected. Most novels the good guys win. This one has an unexpected twist. Very, very good job on mixing it up.

    7. Another Absolutely Amazing Virtual Falls addition! Wow! I never would have expected this! Absolutely fascinating!! I will never look at visiting relatives the same way again! Haha I am absolutely loving this new series of Virtual Falls books. Christina Dodd is absolutely killing it! I've definitely found my newest addiction!! This installment is filled with kindness, deceit, love, wait.I'm so not wanting to spoil the book. But seriously, you want to read it! Some relatives can just make you want [...]

    8. GraphReading Progress07/10 marked as: currently-reading 07/11 marked as: read 07/11 "I have been a fan of Christina Dodd for years. She creates characters that you love or hate, as their layers unfold. The Relatives confirmed this for me. I immediately detested conniving Cecily and her meek husband Landon. Gwen and Mario are like able and accommodating. Mario searched for his American relatives and found Landon. He and Cecily invited themselves to visit Gwen and Mario. It was a disaster! Dish [...]

    9. With relatives like Cecily and Landon Ricci, who needs enemies? Gwen and Mario Ricci have created a great business and a beautiful guest cottage for family and friends to stay in. Only nothing suits Cecily who stages an accident so she can stay longer while she siphons off Gwen and Mario's money. Landon, her husband, is a dolt who lets his wife do what she wants. However, at the end, you have to wonder if he really is a dolt. Don't want to give too much away so read this short story. I usually d [...]

    10. This is a very short novella. I enjoy Christina Dodd's writting. Her writing has me glued until the end. The characters in this short story were unlikable and what happens towards the end was horrible but what saved it for me was the twist towards the end.

    11. Visitors from hellWhat a story! I shudder to think that this could ever happen and yet, I thought this story could have been an episode on The Twilight Zone. Thank you Christina for this imaginative tale.

    12. I had read some of the reviews, so I knew there was no happy ending. With that in mind, I set out to read what was another great story by Ms. Dodd. While it's definitely not her usual style, it was funny, entertaining, and at the end horrible. Can't wait for the next full novel.

    13. Well written short story but it depressed me! Seriously, I was so upset by the ending, it stuck with me for a day or so and actually made me tear up. Looking forward to the next full length entry in the Virtue Falls world to have a happy ending.

    14. It was a good short read but not sure liked the way it ended and hoping maybe a new book on story in the future from this ending.

    15. A twisted short tale of relatives visiting. Shudder. You don't want these guys at your house! Scary addition to the new Virtue Falls series. I loved it!

    16. Never let them stay!Cute story, loved the locals, the visitors not so much.Some people are just nasty and jealous and want to be the center of attention!

    17. Loved it! Great little novella. Everyone's worst nightmare-- the relatives from Hell. I look forward to reading Obsession Falls

    18. Wowwhat a Ride! Excellent short story. Gut wrenching and never a dull word. Definitely not a romance but very well written. Give me more!

    19. The only good thing about this novella is that it's short. I usually like Christina Dodd's books, but this one is not my cup of tea. Don't waste your time--terrible!

    20. Halfway into this short story, you might get suckered into thinking it's thinly plotted with a cardboard villain at the helm.Nope.An ulterior outcome is at work in the background, and in the end everyone gets what they deserve - yes, that includes DINKS (Double Income, No Kids, although they kind of *are* peckers) Mario and Gwen, who were just a little too smug and self-satisfied for this cat. ("Our home was featured in Sunset magazine. Page 18, dontcha know." Gag.) Cecily was delightfully obnox [...]

    21. Short and Intriguing! 3.75*****Gwen and Mario, the sweetest, most adoring, childless couple, made the fatal error of allowing Mario's cousin, Landon, accompanied by his conniving wife, Cecily, to visit them. From Cecily's fall down their stairs followed by her harrowing recuperation, and final murder of the couple and her own untimely demise, Landon is the unwittingly sole survivor and benefactor of his wife's ill-gotten monies. This novella was well written, and one actually ached along with Gw [...]

    22. This is one of those stories I have to say that I liked even though I cringed through the whole thing. The cousins who invade Mario and Gwen's life are absolutely atrocious and make me glad I don't have room in my house to host distant relatives. I both loved and hated how the story ended. I didn't like the outcome but I didn't see the ending coming which I always enjoy.

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