It’s been a whirlwind year for Ashley Audrain, whose debut thriller The Push has taken the world by storm since its 2021 publication. This chilling novel about the dark side of motherhood generated huge amounts of buzz when it first went out on submission, selling in a major deal with Penguin Random House / Penguin Michael Joseph in the UK and Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books in the US. It was snapped up by Penguin Random House in Canada, and was auctioned across the world to over 40 publishers, with an adaptation on the horizon from David Heyman’s Heyday Television.
The Push has captured the attention of readers everywhere. It was selected as a Good Morning America Book Club Pick in the US, and it was an instant New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller, as well as a No. 1 Globe & Mail and Toronto Star bestseller for multiple weeks. It was recommended by BBC Radio 2, and the paperback edition was a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick in the UK.
The Push has been a huge global success since publication, and we are celebrating sales of over half a million copies across the world. Paula Hawkins called it ‘utterly addictive’ and Lisa Jewell commented that it was ‘not to be missed’, and we cannot wait to see The Push continue to go from strength to strength as more readers around the world get their hands on a copy of this propulsive, pacy read.