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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

Release Date: February 5, 2019

The gorgeous cover is one reason I took a closer look at The Night Olivia Fell. It didn't take long before I'd read one page and was completely hooked.

It's every parent's worst nightmare. Abi Knight gets an early morning call that her daughter is in the hospital after falling from a bridge. She arrives to learn Olivia is brain dead. She's also pregnant and laws require the hospital to keep Olivia hooked up to machines long enough for the fetus to stand a chance.

It's a lot of information at once. What Abi can't get past are the bruises around Olivia's wrists. Police may be deeming this an accidental fall, but Abi believes her daughter was murdered. She also has her suspicions as to who did it. To prove it, Abi will need to push people harder than she's ever pushed them before.

I had tears streaming down my face by the end of The Night Olivia Fell. This book is very emotional. It's told from Abi's point of view and from Olivia's every now and then. It's clear mother and daughter were hiding things from each other. You'll learn more as you finish each chapter.

I can't say I found the outcome shocking. I did, however, love that the author didn't finish things there. You get a snippet into Abi's world after everything is resolved. I really appreciated that. If you're looking for a suspense/mystery that also has the emotional pull of women's fiction, don't miss this book.

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