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The Night Olivia Fell Spoiler Free Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my thoughts and opinions on the newly released novel The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read or are planning on reading this book. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4.2 stars  

Genre – Thriller 

Format – paperback 

Length – 368 pages 

 

Synopsis (Goodreads) 

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?

 

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • Compelling. 
  • Great pacing to the story. 
  • I liked how it was a duel P.O.Vs 
  • It is beautifully written.
  • The soul of the novel is a mother and daughter relationship and I loved that aspect. I felt like it was raw and real. 
  • Loved the character development of Abi (the mother) at the end of the book she was string and determined. 
  • It is a debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from Christina McDonald. 

Cons 

  • I was very disappointed at the ending. I expected more. 

 

Rating 

Plot – 4 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars 

Cover – 4 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

I would absolutely recommend this book!!