Reviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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