The Night Olivia Fell - Christina McDonald

The Night Olivia Fell

By Christina McDonald

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 253 Ratings


In the vein of Big Little Lies and Reconstructing Amelia comes an emotionally charged domestic suspense novel about a mother unraveling the truth behind how her daughter became brain dead. And pregnant.

A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.

In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.

When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?

Christina McDonald weaves a suspenseful and heartwrenching tale of hidden relationships, devastating lies, and the power of a mother’s love. With flashbacks of Olivia’s own resolve to uncover family secrets, this taut and emotional novel asks: how well do you know your children? And how well do they know you?


  • Tear jerker and well written

    By shthro
    Overall I thought this book was well written. I thought it was getting predictable but then it would catch me by surprise!
  • Awesome Read!!

    By Jaylenb7
    This book was great from the start! It was hard to put this book down, once I started it. I highly recommend this book!
  • The Night Olivia Fell

    By Readingbythesea
    Triangle love with a who done it. The ending was very touching. The repeating of the falling leaves got old. I would recommend this book.
  • Hard to put down!!

    By Love to Read 18
    Olivia’s mom, Abi, gets a call in the early morning hours that her daughter is in the hospital. She finds out her daughter is brain dead but the doctors need to keep her on life support to protect the baby. Abi is shocked to find out Olivia is pregnant. She starts on a mission to find out what happened to her daughter that is heart wrenching. The story is told in alternating chapters from Olivia’s viewpoint leading up to the fall and Abi’s viewpoint after the fall. I loved this style of writing. I read this book in 2 days because I could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book!