by: Ashley Audrain
Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.
But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do.
Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.
Then their son Sam is born–and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.
The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓1/2
Prediction- This is going to be the next book that everyone is talking about. It was a compulsive read and impossible to put down. I finished it in one day. Reminiscent of the movie “The Bad Seed”, be forewarned it was disturbing and heartbreaking at points. The ending was very validating though! All I can say is….Good Lord- This book 😳
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓1/2
Loved it! I think I read this one in a couple of days because it was so dark and entertaining. Not exactly a psychological thriller, maybe more of a psychological drama, but a great dark tale of motherhood and relationships and the suspicions, feelings and doubts when things go terribly wrong. I won’t say anything else because I don’t want to give anything away, but this book ended too soon for me – I definitely wanted the story to continue – I think I actually flipped the page in hopes of seeing more. This one will keep you up at night.