The Push : Mother. Daughter. Angel. Monster? by Ashley Audrain
The most astonishing book you'll read in 2021 - selected as one to watch by Vogue, Grazia and Marie Claire 'I will never forget her eyes in that moment - I couldn't look away from them. But I knew what happened as soon as I heard it. 'I think she pushed him,' I said to you quietly.
'I think she pushed him...' ___ 'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL'Vividly realised and gripping' GUARDIAN'The knife edge between relatability and horror keeps the reader hooked' GRAZIA 'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive' SARAH VAUGHAN ___ 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.
'Riveting . . .
Will have you alternately whizzing through the pages and reading slowly with widened eyes' Prima'Chilling . . .
barrels along towards a dark, thought-provoking ending' Good Housekeeping'An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula . . .
Sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice' Sunday Times 'The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood since We Need to Talk About Kevin' Clare Pooley, bestselling author of The Authenticity Project **Soon to be adapted for the screen by the producer of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Marriage Story and Gravity** _________ SELECTED AS ONE TO WATCH IN 2021: 'A provocative, compulsive novel about modern motherhood' British Vogue, '2021's Most Dazzling Debut Novels' 'Suspenseful with extreme We Need To Talk About Kevin vibes, this is the Book Club Book that'll have everyone talking next year' Grazia, 'Best Books of 2021' 'Order today and thank yourself later' Marie Claire, 'Best Books to Watch 2021'