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The night Olivia fell / Christina McDonald.

McDonald, Christina, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library MCD (Text) 33500013008792 New Available -
Crookston Public Library MCD (Text) 33500013008784 New In transit -
Warroad Public Library MCD (Text) 35500006138505 Main In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501184000
  • ISBN: 1501184008
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery books trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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?"

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    *Starred Review* Single mom Abi Knight receives a call that her teenage daughter, Olivia, is clinging to life after plummeting from a bridge into a fast-moving river. Then, at the hospital, Abi receives another shock: Olivia is pregnant. While the detectives investigating the incident believe it was an accident, Abi suspects foul play, and she begins looking carefully at her daughter's life. The deeper Abi digs, the more difficult it becomes to trust anyone. Is it the paranoia of a grieving mother, or is Olivia's absentee father, a rising star politician, making good on a past promise? In alternating chapters, Olivia tells her own story, which includes a love triangle, a friendship gone sour, and an encounter with a young woman who looks uncannily like Olivia. 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. The suspense is supplemented by relationships of surprising depth and tenderness, providing balance and nuance to the story. A worthy debut from an up-and-coming domestic-suspense author; readers who enjoy mother-daughter stories in the genre should line up for this one. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Pregnant teenagers > Fiction.
Coma > Patients > Fiction.
Coma > Patients.
Mothers and daughters.
Pregnant teenagers.
Pregnant teenagers > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Coma > Patients > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Genre: Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Detective and mystery fiction.
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