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**Soon to be adapted for the screen by the producer of Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood, Marriage Story and Gravity**
'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL
'An ending that will haunt you' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Dazzling' DAISY BUCHANAN
'The women in this family, we're different . . .'
Blythe Connor doesn't want history to repeat itself.
Violet is her first child and she will give her daughter all the love she deserves. All the love that her own mother withheld.
But firstborns are never easy. And Violet is demanding and fretful. She never smiles. Soon Blythe believes she can do no right - that something's very wrong. Either with her daughter, or herself.
Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining it. But Violet's different with him. And he can't understand what Blythe suffered as a child. No one can.
Blythe wants to be a good mother. But what if that's not enough for Violet? Or her marriage? What if she can't see the darkness coming?
Mother and daughter. Angel or monster?
We don't get to choose our inheritance - or who we are . . .
The Push is an addictive, gripping and compulsive read that asks what happens when women are not believed - and what if motherhood isn't everything you hoped for but everything you always feared?
'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive'
Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal
'Intensely absorbing, gripping until the final page, The Push excavates the myths of motherhood' Kim Edwards, bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter
'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project
READERS ARE UTTERLY GRIPPED BY THE PUSH:
'Heart-pounding, expertly crafted, incredible. Read. This. Book.' 5***** Reader Review
'A raw, emotive read that packs a punch. Lingers with you long after you've read the final page' 5***** Reader Review
'Brave, bold, powerful, heartbreaking - an incredible read' 5***** Reader Review
The Push was a poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition. I read it one sitting and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Not to be missed
I was gripped . . . One of 2021's most anticipated books . . . Dazzling and gloriously complete
I loved it - such a dark and compelling exploration of motherhood. Absolutely haunting: a brilliant, thought-provoking page-turner
I was totally hooked. Compelling, addictive, chilling. Smashing read
Suspenseful with extreme We Need To Talk About Kevin vibes, this is the Book Club Book that'll have everyone talking next year
The Push is a freight train of a read - it barrels into you and propels you along, taking you places you're not sure you want to go. I found it disturbing, upsetting, and utterly compelling
With its riveting prose and deep convictions, Ashley Audrain's The Push had me in its clutches from the first page. Audrain's astute portrayal of motherhood was unsettling in its insights, yet highly entertaining on the page. Complex, nuanced, and unflinching, I inhaled this debut in one sitting
Starkly original and compulsively readable, Ashley Audrain's The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood. Raw, visceral, and often disturbing, this is an intense psychological drama that will be embraced by serious book clubs and fans of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin
The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood I've come across since We Need to Talk About Kevin
Intensely absorbing, gripping until the final page, The Push excavates the myths of motherhood, deftly exploring the shape-shifting landscape of parenting, the powerful impact of the past on the present, and the deep unease of our inability to ever fully know even those we hold the closest