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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Utterly addictive' PAULA HAWKINS '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 '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 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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Utterly addictive -- Paula Hawkins The mother of all thrillers! Like The Girl on the Train - but better! * Daily Mail * 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 * 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. When you close the book but can't function until you know how it ends ... I really recommend this one -- Dawn O'Porter I was gripped . . . dazzling and gloriously complete -- Daisy Buchanan 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 * Powerful and immersive -- Emma Stonex, author of <i>The Lamplighters</i> 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 <i>Girl A</i> 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 -- Candice Braithwaite * BBC Radio 2 * 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 -- Karma Brown * bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife * 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 -- Nihal Arthanayake * BBC Radio 5 Live * 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 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 -- Beth Morrey, author of <i>Saving Missy</i> Intensely absorbing, gripping until the fi
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 being translated into 36 languages, and a limited television series is currently in development. She 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. She is currently working on her second novel THE WHISPERS.