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.