Simon and Schuster – summer 2018
A single mom finds out her teenage daughter is brain dead after a mysterious fall. When the police seem to lose interest in the case despite evidence her daughter was pushed, she decides to find out what really happened.
Single mother, Abi Knight, is startled awake in the inky darkness of night by the ringing of her phone: her sensible teenage daughter Olivia has fallen from a bridge and is now brain dead. Equally shocking, Olivia is pregnant, the baby kept alive while she’s on life support.
And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.
Certain the fall was no accident and determined to find the truth before the baby is born, Abi investigates what happened that night. As she pieces together Olivia’s last months, she learns that despite her own hidden truths and her careful control of Olivia, her daughter had a life Abi knew nothing about. Not only had Olivia tracked down her biological father, her love life was a mess and she’d fallen out with her friends.
As Abi delves deeper into her daughter’s world, she uncovers why Olivia was on the bridge that night and who she was with. But another question weighs on her mind: what will happen to Olivia’s baby?
Set around the Puget Sound’s gorgeous coast north of Seattle, Washington, THE WAY YOU LIE asks how well you ever really know your children, weaving together a story of secrets and lies.
Watch out for The Night She Fell in summer 2018!