The Push

The Push

A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.

Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.

But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do.

Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.

Then their son Sam is born–and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.

The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.

Title:The Push
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984881663
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    The Push Reviews

  • Farrah

    I had already heard a lot of praise for this book before I started it. Ashley Audrain is a local author, this is her debut novel and although it's not released until next month, the movie deals are al...

  • Paromjit

    Ashley Audrain's debut is a hard to read, multilayered, complex and chilling family drama, the worst nightmares viscerally and vibrantly given life, a psychological thriller that ventures into horror ...

  • Jen

    The Push was a solid 4.5 star read, rounded up to 5 after some thought as, although I wouldn’t say it was an all time favourite, I had to give credit to the incredible writing and also the fact that...

  • Jayme

    A woman is supposed to WANT to be a mother. She will fall IN LOVE at first sight despite the searing pain of childbirth and the recovery (nothing held back here!) She will KNOW instinctively what do d...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Hot Emotional Diggity Dang! If you haven't read this one, it is one you don't want to miss! Put on your lounge pants and lock yourself in a room because you won't want to put it down once you start it...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    5++++ outstanding stars!2021 Favourites List!The hype is real! Even better than I had hoped. Gut wrenching. Most emotional and amazing book I’ve read in years!“A mother’s heart breaks a million ...

  • Diane S ?

    This book tied me in knots. I started out thinking one way, then another, back to the first and then the end, and by then my head was spinning. What a twisty story. A story about mothering, scars from...

  • Elyse  Walters

    SAFE TO READ.... NO SPOILERS Audiobook...read by MarinIreland....8 hours and 38 minutesDear Readers.... A New Buzz—2021 psychological (non-traditional), mysterious thriller arrives. I’m usually wi...

  • Tina

    Just WOW!! 5 GLOWING stars indeed!! This is what I would categorize as a psychological family drama AND literary fiction...yes it is written THAT well!! This is a debut novel by a fellow Canadian and ...

  • Norma

    Holy Shooty Balls! This was one gripping, emotionally raw, and brilliantly written novel!THE PUSH by ASHLEY AUDRAIN is an emotional, chilling, dark, and utterly immersive psychological drama that was ...