The Push


Suspense & Thriller

UK Publication

Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph, January 2021

US Publication

Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman, January 2021

Film & TV


Press and Reviews

Audrain nimbly stokes the mystery as to whether nature or nurture is at play in Violet's increasingly hostile disposition. Executed with gripping precision. ”

A compelling, compulsively readable thriller that never lets up and will keep you guessing right to the very last page.

Reminiscent of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Ashley Audrain has delivered a provocative, compulsive novel about modern motherhood.”

Ashley dares us to find the relatable in the worst we can imagine . . . the knife-edge between relatability and horror keeps the reader hooked.”

An inventive twist on the psychological thriller formula . . . Audrain sustains the suspense expertly through assured handling of her unravelling protagonist's voice.”

A gripping debut that explores and manipulates the fears and insecurities of mothers everywhere . . . Well thought out, vividly realised and gripping.”