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Christina McDonald 


A search for the truth. A lifetime of lies.


"One of Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2019 by Women."



5 February 2019 

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Praise For The Night Olivia Fell 


"One of Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2019 by Women."

“A worthy debut from an up-and-coming domestic-suspense author.”
—Booklist, Starred review



“[A] complex, emotionally intense first novel…Fans of twisty domestic suspense novels will be rewarded.” 
—Publishers Weekly  



"McDonald ratchets up the suspense with every chapter, including plenty of gasp-worthy twists and turns as Abi and Olivia’s story pushes towards its devastating conclusion."



“If you’re already putting together your 2019 TBR list of must-read thrillers, you’re probably going to want to add The Night Olivia Fell to it ASAP.”

—Bustle Magazine


"Christina McDonald has crafted an emotionally-charged mystery that will leave readers equally gut-wretched and gripped. THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL welcomes a talented new addition to the world of domestic suspense." 

 —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and When The Lights Go Out


“THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL by Christina McDonald is a stunning thriller that instantly grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go until the final poignant sentence. McDonald artfully brings to the page the emotionally fraught, complex relationship between mother and daughter in this atmospheric, absorbing page-turner. THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL cracked my heart into a million pieces and then slowly pieced it back together again.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound


"Christina McDonald's THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL takes a mother's worst nightmare to a whole new level. This is an intense, twisting, heartbreaking thriller that explores in painful detail the consequences of family secrets. The reader will be riveted until the final page...and may even feel a bit of hope when all is said and done. Don't miss this one!"

—David Bell, bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter

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The Night Olivia Fell




Kindle 7 Feb

Paperback 7 Mar


The Night Olivia Fell UK

“In Christina McDonald’s The Night Olivia Fell, Abi gets the call every mother fears: her daughter has fallen from a bridge and is brain dead...but was it an accident or a crime? McDonald reveals the answer in steady, page-turning increments, a gradual unfolding of truths and long-held secrets that culminates in a heart-wrenching resolution. A suspenseful debut that packs an emotional punch.”

—Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Three Days Missing and The Marriage Lie


“I was absolutely hooked, it was such an emotional read that I was broken by the end. Heartbreaking and thrilling at the same time.”

—Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You


"Beautifully written and moving with characters I felt I knew, The Night Olivia Fell is a stunning debut that kept me guessing right until the final, heartbreaking twist."

—Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author The Sisters, Local Girl Missing and Last Seen.

Coming Feb 5, 2019

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Publisher:  Simon and Schuster 

Pub Date:  Feb 5, 2019  Pages: 320

Formats:    Paperback, e-book, audiobook 


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?

“In Christina McDonald’s The Night Olivia Fell, Abi gets the call every mother fears: her daughter has fallen from a bridge and is brain dead...but was it an accident or a crime?

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About the Author


Christina McDonald is the author of suspenseful, emotional thrillers. She is also an avid bookworm and a devoted mother and wife. She was born in Seattle, Washington and now lives in London, England with her husband and two sons, where she enjoys reading, writing, hiking and lifting weights at the gym. She is currently writing her second novel.


Christina always wanted to be a writer. She told her earliest stories to her two younger sisters, who were her first audience, cheerleaders and sounding board. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Going to college in Ireland wasn’t part of the master plan, but happened randomly when Christina went traveling and arrived at Heathrow Airport in London completely jet-lagged, caught sight of the Aer Lingus desk, and spontaneously bought a ticket to Ireland. She loved it so much she went back the following year to study.

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Christina has worked as an author, journalist, and copywriter for companies such as The Sunday Times, Dublin, The Connacht Tribune, Galway, Expedia, USA TODAY, Travelex, TUI Travel, Pearson Publishing and British Telecom (BT). Originally from Seattle, WA, she holds an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland Galway, and now lives in London, England.




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