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Christina McDonald  is the USA Today bestselling author of  The Night Olivia Fell  (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), which has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio. Her next book,  Behind Every Lie, is out Feb 2020. Her writing has been featured in The Sunday Times, Dublin, USAToday.com, and Expedia. Originally from Seattle, WA, she has an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland Galway, and now lives in London, England with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Tango.

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Christina McDonald is the author of books: The Night Olivia Fell, Behind Every Lie, Zoe Zebra Loses Her Z, No One Quite Like Me: Free audio book included. Children's bedtime rhyming picture story book. Preschool book for kids ages 2-4, Living Abroad in Ireland, Betsy Bird Learns To Fly: Free audio book included. Children's bedtime rhyming picture story book. Preschool book for kids ages 2-4, Betsy Bird Learns Opposites, Do No Harm

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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?
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If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it?

Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her.

Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.

Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets.
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Christina McDonald knows what it takes to make the move to Ireland, and she shares her seasoned advice on transplanting to this vibrant country in Moon Living Abroad in Ireland. Whether it's a bungalow in verdant County Kilkenny, a flat in lively Dublin, or a a rustic cottage in the quiet Lakelands, there's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams—and McDonald uses her firsthand knowledge of Ireland to ensure that you have all the tools you need to obtain visas, arrange your finances, find employment, and choose schools for your kids.

Packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, plus extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Ireland will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.
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Author of THE NIGHT OLIVIA FELL

Christina McDonald's DO NO HARM, about a doctor who sells OxyContin prescriptions in order to pay for her son's life-saving cancer treatment while avoiding being discovered by her husband, the town's lead detective, to Kate Dresser at Gallery, for publication in 2021.