What happen to Olivia?
Sometimes I think belonging to all the book subscription sites is a bad thing because who has time to read all these books right???? In my case if it had not been for one of those said subscriptions, I would not have found this gem or this author. Christina McDonald had me hooked from the very first few pages to the very last. The Night Olivia Fells opens with a scene of which no one wants to relate. Abi Knight receives a phone call that her teen daughter has been in a tragic accident and is in the hospital. Upon arriving, she learns that her daughter is not only brain dead, but also pregnant. Can you all see why I was hooked. Maybe it is because I am close to my mom but honestly how could you not know your child is pregnant? Hold your comments I know what year it is and my opinion still stands. The book is divided in two perspectives one being Abi who doesn’t believe her daughters accident is not really an accident. Then you have Olivia who gives us the descriptive picture of what occurred months before the fall, at some point the story merges beautifully to give you an awesome ending. Abi is out to prove that there was no way that this fall is as simple as the police is making it out to be. I don’t want to dive too much more into the story for fear of giving away the plot.
However, I will tell you what I did love is the character development. There was such authenticity to the characters that it made it such a better read. Each character brings something new to the story. I love that it is all grounded in reality. I love how each time a finger is pointed at a suspect you can picture the crime vividly in your minds eye. By the end of the book you will want to hug both Abi and Olivia for the tragedy that they both experience in their respective roles. Abi as a mother having to endure the loss of a child, and Olivia who is destined to never meet her child. I know that there are numerous people who found this book lacking I just do not happen to be one of them. I think that this is one of those books that I can recommend to anyone who likes thrillers or suspense without a problem. If you are looking to expand your book pile this is definitely a book worth your time. Personally, if it is in your TBR pile I suggest moving it up if at all possible.