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Publisher's Summary

They said it was an accident. Her mother knows they’re lying. But the truth comes with a price.... 

A fast-paced and action packed psychological thriller that is full of twists and turns you won’t see coming. The Night Olivia Fell is the most gripping suspense mystery you’ll listen to this year.

It's every parent's worst nightmare.

Abi Knight is startled awake in the middle of the night to a ringing phone and devastating news - her teenage daughter, Olivia, has been in a terrible accident.

Abi is told that Olivia slipped and fell from a bridge into the icy water below, and now she lies silent, dependent on life support.

But then Abi sees the angry bruises around Olivia’s wrists and learns that her sensible daughter is in fact three months pregnant....

Would you believe it if they told you it was an accident?

©2019 Christina McDonald (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A stunning thriller...an atmospheric, absorbing page-turner." (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound)

"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, heart-breaking twist." (Claire Douglas, Sunday Times best-selling author of Do Not Disturb)

"I was absolutely hooked; it was such an emotional read that I was broken by the end. Heart-breaking and thrilling at the same time." (Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You)

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Wow. This narration was awful! Especially the voice of Olivia. The constant over pronouncing of words was excessive and very annoying. The story was mediocre. Onwards and upwards!

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  • 12-05-2021

Initially I thought "No, too sad" but I persisted

The premise of this book is really awful, but it is a mystery that I enjoyed.

I liked it. It is sad, and the mother is a person I could relate to. The daughter is just a little bit too good for my taste, but I could overlook that. The mystery is a good one, there were a number of characters that could have "done it".

The narrator did a good job with only one mispronunciation that grated on me. But it was only twice so I can forgive that too.

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  • Mrs June E Halliwell
  • 12-05-2020

A moving story with a 'whodunnit' mystery.

I enjoyed this audio book very much! Twists and turns throughout ending with a guilty verdict, profound sadness and then absolute joy and happiness!
Narration excellent too!

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  • Miriam
  • 04-05-2019

Fantastic narrator!

I really really enjoyed this book! Sad but thought provoking.
Narrator was brilliant!! Highly recommend

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  • Jaguar
  • 07-03-2019

Great suspense novel

I really enjoyed this book, great first book from Christina Macdonald. Suspense and twists and turns, also liked the back and forth between characters - fast paced and kept me totally intrigued!

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