About Christina


Christina McDonald is the USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author of What Lies In Darkness, The Stranger At Black Lake, These Still Black Waters, Do No Harm, Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell (Simon & Schuster), which has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio.

Her critically acclaimed novels have been featured on lists from Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Real Simple, and more. 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 she now lives in London, England with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Tango.

Christina enjoys reading, hiking and lifting weights at the gym. She always wanted to be a writer, and told her earliest stories to her two younger sisters, who were her first audience, cheerleaders and sounding board. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Going to college in Ireland wasn’t part of the master plan, but happened randomly when Christina went travelling and arrived completely jet lagged at Heathrow Airport in London, caught sight of the Aer Lingus desk, and spontaneously bought a ticket to Ireland. She loved it so much she went back the following year to study.

She is currently writing her next novel.

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