Book Review: "The Push"

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Canadian author Ashley Audrain published her first book in 2021, and it's called The Push. Audrain, herself, describes her debut novel as a type of "psychological thriller", but told from the perspective of being a mother. (information taken from

Here are some notable quotes from the book:

"“We could have counted our problems on the petals of the daisy in my bouquet, but it wouldn’t be long before we were lost in a field of them.”

"“You used to care about me as a person—my happiness, the things that made me thrive. Now I was a service provider. You didn’t see me as a woman. I was just the mother of your child.”

My thoughts on the book:

I loved this book so much. It was extremely dark and hard to read. It wasn’t much of a thriller but a twisty family drama. The writing was incredible and I couldn’t put the book down. This is the first book written by Ashley Audrain, and I'd like to see more of her work in the future.

Rating: 4/5

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