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A Virtue Falls Story - A Novella
By Christina Dodd
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 4/7/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
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 Mario are 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. From cuisine to entertaining, they are pros. However, nothing could prepare them for The Relatives.
Presently, Mario’s cousins from Minneapolis, Minnesota have come from a two day visit. Mario is the owner of an expanding electrical firm with locations from Portland to the Canadian border--handsome, hospitable, and Italian to the bones—assuring guests they were welcome.
However, the two guests, Cecily and Landon are trouble from day one. Cecily is a constant complainer about virtually everything from illnesses, food, and manipulative. From the minute they arrive, she is not happy staying in the stunning guest cottage and wants to be in the main house. Landon, goes along with whatever Cecily says.
When day three comes and they cannot get rid of these two, someone is thinking murder. However, will the hosts or the cousins win out? Similar to The Magpies, except relatives-instead of neighbors.
I was introduced to Christina Dodd last year with her smashing introduction of VIRTUE FALLS (Virtue Falls #1), and its prequel THE LISTENER (Virtue Falls .5), a powerful new series, which I highly recommend.
The best part of the novella - includes a bonus sneak peak of upcoming suspense thriller, OBSESSION FALLS (Virtue Falls #2) Sept, 2015 with Taylor Summers, an artist returning to the mountains, when she happens to stumble upon more than the scenic mountains, hiking, and a peaceful day of sketching. Someone is about to be murdered and they are threatening a young boy. What happens next may change her life.
Fans of suspense, mystery, drama, crime thrillers, and romance will enjoy the series; all rolled into one, guaranteeing you an engaging and satisfying ride! Looking forward to Book #2, another suspense thriller.
Christina, hope you and Emily enjoy your cruise and look forward to the updates!