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 https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/07/10/meet-ashley-audrain-the-toronto-author-who-has-the-publishing-world-buzzing.html)



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


Thank you,


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Further Reading:


https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/07/10/meet-ashley-audrain-the-toronto-author-who-has-the-publishing-world-buzzing.html

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