Better Reading Preview: The Push by Ashley Audrain

Better Reading Preview: The Push by Ashley Audrain

What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared?

‘The women in this family, we’re different…’ Blythe Connor doesn’t want history to repeat itself. Violet is her first child and she will give her daughter all the love she deserves. All the love that her own mother withheld. But firstborns are never easy. And Violet is demanding and fretful. She never smiles. Soon Blythe believes she can do no right – that something’s very wrong. Either with her daughter, or herself. Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining it. But Violet’s different with him. And he can’t understand what Blythe suffered as a child. No one can. Blythe wants to be a good mother. But what if that’s not enough for Violet? Or her marriage? What if she can’t see the darkness coming? Mother and daughter. Angel or monster? We don’t get to choose our inheritance – or who we are…

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Publisher details

The Push
Author
Ashley Audrain
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Thriller
Released
05 January, 2021

Synopsis

What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared? 'The women in this family, we're different...' The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. It was meant to be a fresh start. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right. I have 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?
Ashley Audrain
About the author

Ashley Audrain

ASHLEY AUDRAIN previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. The Push is her first novel.

Books by Ashley Audrain

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  1. Bridget Fletcher says:

    I’d love to Review this book

  2. Linda Balogh says:

    This sounds like an interesting read from a first time author.
    Thanks 🙏🏼 for introducing us to another new voice & for the opportunity to apply Better Reading team. 👍🏻📚

  3. Linda Lane says:

    I would love to review this book and then pass it on to the library I am in charge of.Volunteer organisation Mums’ Cottage