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'A blockbusting debut about the dark side of motherhood. Gripping, clever, vividly realised . . . the ending left me flabbergasted'
GUARDIAN

'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL

A Book to Watch in 2021! As selected by:
Grazia, Vogue, Red, Stylist, Marie Claire, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Sun, Hello!, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Porter


'An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula. Audrain sustains the suspense expertly' SUNDAY TIMES

'I can't stop thinking and talking about it . . . it has absolutely blown me away' CANDICE BRAITHWAITE

AS RECOMMENDED ON BBC RADIO 2
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'I think she pushed him,' I said to you quietly. 'I think she pushed him . . .'

The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right.

I had always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers.

My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child.

But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong.

Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I?

The Push is an unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
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'Taut, chilling, executed with gripping precision. Audrain nimbly stokes the mystery' New York Times

'A suspenseful thriller. Will have you in its grips from the very first page - and stay with you long after you've put it down. Do not miss' Heat

'Suspenseful, dark and intriguing . . . essential for book groups' Stylist

'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive' Sarah Vaughan

'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

'Fans of 'mum noir' are in for a treat' Daily Mail

'Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice' Sunday Times

**Soon to be adapted for the screen by the producer of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Marriage Story and Gravity**

The push - Ashley Audrain

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Title
The push
Author
Ashley Audrain
format
Hardback
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20210107

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A blockbusting debut about the dark side of motherhood. Gripping, clever, vividly realised . . . the ending left me flabbergasted'
GUARDIAN

'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL

A Book to Watch in 2021! As selected by:
Grazia, Vogue, Red, Stylist, Marie Claire, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Sun, Hello!, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Porter


'An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula. Audrain sustains the suspense expertly' SUNDAY TIMES

'I can't stop thinking and talking about it . . . it has absolutely blown me away' CANDICE BRAITHWAITE

AS RECOMMENDED ON BBC RADIO 2
___

'I think she pushed him,' I said to you quietly. 'I think she pushed him . . .'

The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right.

I had always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers.

My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child.

But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong.

Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I?

The Push is an unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
___

'Taut, chilling, executed with gripping precision. Audrain nimbly stokes the mystery' New York Times

'A suspenseful thriller. Will have you in its grips from the very first page - and stay with you long after you've put it down. Do not miss' Heat

'Suspenseful, dark and intriguing . . . essential for book groups' Stylist

'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive' Sarah Vaughan

'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

'Fans of 'mum noir' are in for a treat' Daily Mail

'Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice' Sunday Times

**Soon to be adapted for the screen by the producer of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Marriage Story and Gravity**

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ASHLEY AUDRAIN previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. The Push is her first novel.

A gripping debut that explores and manipulates the fears and insecurities of mothers everywhere . . . Well thought out, vividly realised and gripping
Guardian

An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula . . . Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice
Sunday Times

Ashley dares us to find the relatable in the worst we can imagine . . . the knife-edge between relatability and horror keeps the reader hooked
Grazia

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
Lisa Jewell

A compelling, compulsively readable thriller that never lets up and will keep you guessing right to the very last page
Daily Express

I was gripped . . . One of 2021's most anticipated books . . . Dazzling and gloriously complete
Daisy Buchanan

Powerful and immersive
Emma Stone, author of The Lamplighters

I was completely engrossed in The Push from the very first page. So tense, so all-encompassing! It's a jet-black story of motherhood, inheritance and expectations, and I loved it
Abigail Dean, author of Girl A

A provocative, compulsive novel about modern motherhood
Vogue

This has all the hallmarks of a best seller . . . Riveting . . . An intelligent, painstaking and thought-provoking account of parenting that will move anyone
Daily Mail

A bold exploration of motherhood, as well as a suspenseful thriller, this will have you in its grips from the very first page - and will stay with you long after you've put it down. Do not miss
Heat, 'Book of the Week'

I read it in two nights . . . it's giving us The Girl On The Train, it's giving us We Need to Talk About Kevin, it's going to be one of the books of the year . . . it has absolutely blown me away . . . it will spark conversation and divide people . . . I can't stop thinking and talking about it
BBC Radio 2 - Candice Braithwaite

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
bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife - Karma Brown

Audrain nimbly stokes the mystery as to whether nature or nurture is at play in Violet's increasingly hostile disposition. Executed with gripping precision
New York Times

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
Kristin Hannah

You're drawn into this world . . . it is a difficult read but no wonder it's a cause celebre in the publishing world, trust me everyone wants this book . . . a publishing sensation
BBC Radio 5 Live - Nihal Arthanayake

I was totally hooked. Compelling, addictive, chilling. Smashing read
Elizabeth Macneal

The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood I've come across since We Need to Talk About Kevin
Clare Pooley

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
400

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