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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Did #oliviabuddyread which was hosted by @sblbooks and @megnews . This book exceeded my expectations & I really enjoyed the story!

Rating: 4.75⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2998706975

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@megnews @thereadingowlvina @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @OriginalCyn620 @jpellet @EH2018
Thank you to everyone who participated in the #OliviaBuddyRead. Friendly reminder, next month @megnews will host Lilli de Jong! Coming in December, I will host a Christmas themed buddy read Jacob T Marley! I hope you all can join us!

sblbooks I'll tag each of the books so you can review if you or interested. 1mo
sblbooks In December we are reading 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Thanks! I just ordered a copy of Jacob T. Marley. 😊 1mo
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megnews Can‘t wait for our 🎄 read! 1mo
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks and @megnews I wish we could "like"comments on litsy. I can't wait either! 1mo
megnews I know. I was thinking that yesterday during the discussion. 1mo
Crazeedi Looking forward 1mo
EH2018 Im in for December! Just got that book at a book sale! 1mo
megnews @SaturnDoo Jacob T Marley is our December read 3w
SaturnDoo @megnews thank you. 🤪Duh I should have looked closer at the photo. 🤣 that's what happens when I'm tired. 3w
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thereadingowlvina Thank you for all the great questions & hosting this buddy read! This book is an excellent choice and I enjoyed it immensely! 😊 1mo
megnews Agreed! 1mo
sblbooks @thereadingowlvina @megnews It's been fun hosting this month. I've enjoyed it. Great discussion. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 Definitely! But I think that about pretty much every book I read! 1mo
megnews Yes but I find that‘s so often the case between mothers and daughters. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Totally agree with @megnews 1mo
thereadingowlvina Absolutely! But the lack of openness & honesty is a typical issue between teenagers and parents 😊 1mo
sblbooks @OriginalCyn620 @megnews @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina Yes, there were definitely times they needed more open and honest communication. I think that's true of everyone. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 It wasn‘t anything groundbreaking for the genre but it was very well done. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I thought it was good, but Reconstructing Amelia, which has some similarities, is better. 1mo
thereadingowlvina I enjoyed the plot and twist. It was well done. Above all I resonate strongly with Abi - single mother (although I remarried now) & I discovered my mom's suicide 11 years ago. So, I can relate to the trauma Abi experienced & her worries as a single mom. 1mo
sblbooks @Hooked_on_books I've added Reconstructing Amelia to my TBR. 1mo
sblbooks @thereadingowlvina I'm very sorry, for the loss of your Mom! I can't imagine how hard must be for you. I'm glad you liked the book, and enjoyed the discussion. 1mo
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megnews I‘m not new to this genre but I haven‘t read a mystery in a long time. They were getting too formulaic for me. I really tend to stick to history with a little memoir thrown in and I‘m pretty happy with that. Still, I appreciated pushing beyond those limits and enjoyed this book and really enjoyed reading with the group. (edited) 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Not new to the genre but I loved this one! The author did a great job of casting doubt over many characters so that it kept me guessing. There‘s not really an aspect that I didn‘t enjoy. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I like mysteries, but I like that this one was a little different than most I've read in that it also had the additional stories of friendship, love, and family. The stories of Derek, Abbi & Anthony, and Abbi's relationship with her sister made it a more well-rounded story than mysterious sometimes are. 1mo
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megnews I agree with @CoffeeNBooks. I find many mysteries might have a romance component for added tension to the story but you don‘t often see these types of familial, loving relationships. I enjoyed that aspect for sure and really hurt for Abbi losing Olivia. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I love mysteries. I liked this one but there were aspects that bothered me. I didn‘t like that she didn‘t question the note pushed under her door. She just believed it without question and I thought that‘s was unrealistic since she didn‘t know where it came from. Also, the medical stuff at the end had some major errors that took me out of the story a bit. 1mo
thereadingowlvina I love murder mysteries but I usually read historical murder mysteries. Thought I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did! This book exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be reading this author's other books 😊 1mo
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina I've only been listening to psychological thrillers/suspense novels for a couple of years. This is one of the best ones. I saw a review that said it was too much like a Hallmark Channel movie, I disagree since I love Hallmark movies. I thought it was a nice change to actually care about the characters in the end. 1mo
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megnews I did suspect Tyler but I suspected almost everyone. I can‘t remember the best friends name anymore but I suspected her and her mom and Olivia‘s dad and his daughter. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I suspected pretty much everyone throughout, but never really paid much attention to Tyler. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 Same! It didn't occur to me to suspect Tyler. 1mo
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EH2018 I though Tyler, then a couple others, but I thought Tyler could have been the stalker because of how upset he was about his parents breakup. I did not guess how it all went down though 1mo
Hooked_on_books I thought the author did a good job of setting up a lot of potential suspects. I wasn‘t surprised that it was Tyler, but I wouldn‘t have been surprised if it was a number of people. 1mo
thereadingowlvina I did not suspect Tyler at all! I thought it would be Olivia's dad or/and his daughter. That's why I enjoyed the twist in this book! 1mo
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina my number one suspect was Madison, number to Gavin. Tyler came in at number three. I agree the author did an excellent job, keeping us in suspense. 1mo
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OriginalCyn620 I thought they had similar reactions, though each had different reasons for wanting to keep their babies. 1mo
megnews @OriginalCyn620 agreed. And a typical reaction for a young, unwed mom. 1mo
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megnews I think there was just such a lack of closure in her life and that was still with her, haunting her after all this time. I think she needed closure for one to be able to cope with another great loss. 1mo
sblbooks @megnews I agree, well said. 1mo
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megnews Sadly I think they often are mutually exclusive though of course not always. I want both! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 More times than not I think they are mutually exclusive. In the end, I think I‘d want truth, and if it brings unhappiness, hopefully I could find a way past it. 1mo
EH2018 Yes, though not always. Its a tough choice, but I too think truth 1mo
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Hooked_on_books I think they can be mutually exclusive but are certainly not always. I think if you are lucky enough to have people around you who do not broadly betray you, then you can have both. I think to suggest they are definitively mutually exclusive is pretty jaded. 1mo
thereadingowlvina I'll pick truth any day! 1mo
sblbooks @megnews @OriginalCyn620 @EH2018 @Hooked_on_books @thereadingowlvina When I was younger I was just like Olivia: truth no matter what. That has changed a little bit as I've aged. There's been a few times I wish I didn't know the truth, after the fact. 1mo
jpellet I‘m not sure which I would choose, but I think it would depend on the situation! I usually would choose the truth, but I think there are times that the truth does no good, and it would be better to be in oblivion. 1mo
sblbooks @jpellet I totally agree. 1mo
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