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ASHLEY AUDRAIN's debut novel THE PUSH is a New York Times, Sunday Times and #1 international best... Read More

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ASHLEY AUDRAIN's debut novel THE PUSH is a New York Times, Sunday Times and #1 international bestseller, and a Good Morning America book club pick. It's been translated into 36 languages, and a limited television series is currently in development. Ashley previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada, and prior to that, worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. Ashley is currently working on her second novel THE WHISPERS.Utterly addictiveThe mother of all thrillers! Like The Girl on the Train - but better!A gripping debut that explores and manipulates the fears and insecurities of mothers everywhere . . . Well thought out, vividly realised and grippingAn inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula . . . Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voiceAshley dares us to find the relatable in the worst we can imagine . . . the knife-edge between relatability and horror keeps the reader hookedI was gripped from the first word to the last. I've been wanting a book to take me back to how I felt when I first read We Need to Talk About Kevin. When you close the book but can't function until you know how it ends ... I really recommend this oneI was gripped . . . dazzling and gloriously completeThe 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 missedA compelling, compulsively readable thriller that never lets up and will keep you guessing right to the very last pagePowerful and immersiveI 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 itA provocative, compulsive novel about modern motherhoodThis has all the hallmarks of a best seller . . . Riveting . . . An intelligent, painstaking and thought-provoking account of parenting that will move anyoneA 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 missI 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 itWith 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 sittingAudrain nimbly stokes the mystery as to whether nature or nurture is at play in Violet's increasingly hostile disposition. Executed with gripping precisionStarkly 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 KevinYou'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 sensationI was totally hooked. Compelling, addictive, chilling. Smashing readThe most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood I've come across since We Need to Talk About KevinThe 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 compellingIntensely 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 closestSuspenseful with extreme We Need To Talk About Kevin vibes, this is the Book Club Book that'll have everyone talking next yearStayed up too late finishing [Audrain's] deeply unsettling The Push about the darkest reaches of motherhood . . . Visceral, provocative, compulsive, and with the most graphic and relatable description of childbirth I've read (or written)I loved it - such a dark and compelling exploration of motherhood. Absolutely haunting: a brilliant, thought-provoking page-turnerThe Push is written on the edge of a knife. It's a howl in the face of what we think we know - or want to believe - about motherhood. Relentlessly compelling, distressing and beautiful, Ashley Audrain's debut is the next Gone Girl, with shades of We Need to Talk About Kevin. I devoured it wholeThe Push is not a book you'll be able to forget easily . . . an unputdownable story that will be the book everyone is talking about in 2021Compelling, beautifully written and wickedly entertaining... A tremendously thought-provoking readAstonishingly good. Beautifully written, gripping, disturbingA tense and unsettling thriller that's immersive, chilling, and provocative. A book that's best read in one sittingAshley Audrain's The Push is not only a propulsively entertaining, read-in-one-sitting novel, it is also a deeply provocative and fearless look at motherhood written in some of the prettiest prose you'll read all yearWritten with a courage that borders on audacity, and with uncanny emotional and psychological precision, Ashley Audrain's The Push is a taut, tour-de-force literary thriller that draws you in from the very first pages and plunges you into the most harrowing of journeys: parenthoodA meteoric debut. Ashley Audrain's The Push is a force of nature, an unforgettable arrival that will linger in your heart--shimmer, darken and then haunt you. Every sentence is just so achingly alive. Audrain descends with near pointillistic precision into the gore of motherhood and love. Perhaps if Stephen King had experienced motherhood--the singular exaltation and morbid terror of that state--he might have been able to dream up this book. Wise, monstrous, and tender, The Push operates at a different frequency. It seemed to pulse in my hands. I could not put it down. I could not look awayOne to watch ... The Push is told from the point of view of Blythe Connor, whose experience of motherhood is not what she hoped forStaggering - it is an intoxicating rush of a book that grips you tight from the first few pages and will not let you goMost anticipated books of 2021 'Pre-order now and thank yourself later'A thrilling debutThe Push is a vivid and complex spiral of questioning your grasp on reality, of uttering unspeakable thoughts, when the world tells you it's all in your head. Book blurbs often say they'll be devoured in one sitting - it's rare it proves so trueSuspenseful, dark and intriguing . . . It's going to be a big discussion point in 2021A haunting tale about the expectations and reality of motherhood. Stunning . . . You end up staying up all night to finish The PushVisceral, compulsive and astonishing. I could not put this down'Best books to look forward to in 2021'The chilling novel that caused a bidding frenzy more than lives up to the hypeA terrifying, psychological suspense tale of motherhood and nature versus nurtureThis chilling tale barrels along towards a dark, thought-provoking endingThe tense, gripping novel - which, after a nine-way bidding war, has already been optioned for film by the producer of ugly-cry-inducing Marriage Story - will stay with you long after you finish the last pageThis psychological family drama will be your next one-sit read . . . you won't want to miss itA creepy, nuanced story that, with a growing sense of dread, subverts the ideals of motherhood so often presented as inviolableBuckle up for a riveting read . . . will have you alternately whizzing through the pages to see what happens next, and reading slowly with widened eyes[An] exploration of love, obsession and the dark truths of motherhoodReminiscent of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Ashley Audrain has delivered a provocative, compulsive novel about modern motherhoodCompelling . . . A disturbing and complex tale about dysfunctional mother-daughter relationships. It's not always an easy read but it's absolutely one you won't be able to put downIncluded in 'Books for 2021'The mother of all thrillers! Like The Girl on the Train - but better!Utterly mesmerising. Ashley Audrain's powerful debut novel explores the challenges of motherhood and the terrifying isolation of being trapped within a sinister truth that no-one else believes.One of the most anticipated novels of this year . . . fast-paced, it has the ability to distract you from anything. Exactly what we need right nowWritten with an unflinching eye and a stylistically sharp, tight economy The Push is a single-sitting read, as suspenseful as any thriller, as thoughtful as any literary novel, with an almost physical force behind each of its turns and revelations. By the end, the reader will feel wrung out in the way only the best of books leaves you. Audrain's debut is a stunning, devastating novel and, frankly, one hell of a way to start a year of readingIncluded in 'Books to Watch 2021'Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the endIncluded in 'Best New Books'This is a sterling addition to the burgeoning canon of bad seed suspense, from an arrestingly original new voiceThis taut and tense hurricane of a debut is best devoured in one sittingThis dazzling debut mixes page-turning suspense with a psychological dramaOnce you start in on this story, it becomes difficult to control yourself. A twisted, tight, and exhilarating dramaThis psychological thriller about a mother's bond with her daughter will keep you turning pagesThis nuanced book challenges the notion of nature versus nurture, and whether a mother's love is enough. It's disturbing, painful and brilliant, holding a mirror up to societyThe Push is a thriller that is also a compelling examination of motherhood and of how trauma is passed down through generationsA tense, chilling dip into the dark side of motherhood . . . The Push is uncomfortable and provocative, like a train wreck that demands your gazeThe most tense, thrilling read that will chill and enthral in equal measureDisturbingly brilliant . . . will render you speechlessA page-turning debut crafted with shrewd expertise - read it before the inevitable screen adaptationUnflinching, moving and very, very powerfulThe clever and powerful psychological thriller everyone has been talking about . . . an unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final pageAudrain has the ability to mesmerise . . . heart-wrenching. A dark, pacy readA compelling, visceral and bruising portrayal of motherhood that once read cannot ever be forgottenA chilling and beautifully written novel that will strike dread into the heart of any new parent. The ending gave me goosebumpsA powerful debut about obsession and our deepest fears . . . will have you hookedExploring the dysfunctional lives of three generations of women, The Push deals with the way damage is handed downA thought-provoking novel that delves deep into the emotional crevices of motherhoodTaut and gripping, this is a provocative look at motherhoodThe Push is an unsettling and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final pageA gripping and vivid thriller . . . It's easy to understand why The Push has caught the attention of Hollywood film producersCompellingRemarkably told story which I couldn't put down. Deftly drawn characters...What a book! And the last line is creepy, haunting perfectionThe danger that simmers throughout is so unbearably tense! A wonderful incisive look at maternal guilt ... the effect is staggering Fasten your seatbelt because this book is a face paced, page turning, psychological drama that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last lineChallenges the idyllic picture of motherhood, and will change what you know about being a mother. It is tenacious and really makes you think about what it's like when women aren't taken seriouslyFor fans of mum noir, 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 pageThis dark, psychological thriller offers such twists and turns that we start to doubt what we believe . . . And that sharp-intake-of-breath ending!I didn't sleep for a week after I finished it, but that's a small price to pay for a great bookAn unflinching examination of motherhood. Audrain lets no one in the Connor family off the hook, yet every character managed to elicit my sympathy. Brilliant, insightful, compassionate, and horrifying. I wish I could read it for the first time over and over. One of the best books I've read all yearOne of the most talked-about books of the year. This nuanced psychological book will make you question the notion of nature vs nurture. Disturbing, painful and brilliantThis unsettling debut was so riveting it had me devouring pages and then reading slowly with widened eyesAddictively readable . . . shines a disturbing light into the darkest recesses of motherhoodCompulsively readableAn unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.A raw and visceral exploration of a mother-daughter relationship; a haunting and heartbreaking novel that will leave you thinking about it for days after you finish the last page

THE BREATHTAKING RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB SELECTION, SUNDAY TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT MOTHERHOOD AND OBSESSION . . .

OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

'Utterly addictive' PAULA HAWKINS
'Compulsive' VOGUE
'Gripping' GUARDIAN
'Inventive' SUNDAY TIMES
'Suspenseful' HEAT
'Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL
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Blythe and Violet. Mother and daughter.

It's a bond like no other.

But what if your little angel is a monster?

And what if no one sees it but you?
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AS RECOMMENDED ON BBC RADIO 2

**Nominated for two Goodreads Choice Awards**

'Like The Girl on the Train - but better!' DAILY MAIL

'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

'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 BRATHWAITE

'I was gripped from the first word to the last. I've been wanting a book to take me back to how I felt when I first read We Need to Talk About Kevin. That full body experience of reading, when you close the book but can't function until you know how it ends . . . I really recommend this one' DAWN O'PORTER

'Powerful and immersive' EMMA STONEX, author of The Lamplighters

'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**

Product Details

Title: ThePush
Author: Ashley Audrain
SKU: BK0446671
EAN: 9781405945042
Language: English

About Author

ASHLEY AUDRAIN's debut novel THE PUSH is a New York Times, Sunday Times and #1 international bestseller, and a Good Morning America book club pick. It's been translated into 38 languages, and a limited television series is currently in development. Ashley previously worked as publicity director of Penguin Books Canada, and prior to that, worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. THE WHISPERS is her second novel.

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