The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. (2019).
**4.5 out of 5 stars**
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Abi is woken in the middle of the night and told her teenage daughter Olivia has been in a terrible accident. Olivia has apparently slipped and fallen from a bridge into the water below and is now on life support. But Abi sees bruises on Olivia’s wrists and learns that her sensible daughter is three months pregnant…. would you believe it if they told you what happened was an accident?
Yay! I was in the mood for and looking for a suspense thriller to escape into, and I managed to pick up a really good one! This is the debut novel of the author, and a huge congratulations to her because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the technique of the alternating point of views (Abi in the present, Olivia in the past six months) was done really well and worked great in this novel. I didn’t want to put this book down to be honest, I was totally sucked into the storyline. It may be not hard for some readers to pick certain twists/events but in no way do I think that would lessen your enjoyment of the book as a whole. Events through the narrative also tugged at my heartstrings a few times, I really felt for Abi as well as Olivia.
Very happy to recommend this suspense thriller!