We are excited to announce that Ashley Audrain‘s phenomenal debut The Push, a page-turning thriller which published in 2021 to international acclaim, is now available in paperback in the UK (Penguin Random House). The Push was an instant New York Times, Sunday Times, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star bestseller, and remained at the no. 1 spot in Canada for an incredible 24 weeks.

Ashley’s exploration of the dark side of motherhood completely captured readers, with reviewers hailing the novel as ‘gripping’ and ‘compulsive’. It was recently chosen for the Richard & Judy book club, where it was described as a ‘tense and terrific psychological family drama‘. The Push was a Good Morning America Book Club pick, and if you have not watched the interview, it is still available to view hereThe Push was also nominated for two Good Reads Choice Awards, and has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide, with over 250,000 in the English language alone:

In addition to all this excitement, film rights were acquired by Heyday Films, the producer of the Harry Potter films, after an intense nine-way auction, and translation rights have been sold into 37 territories.

In the run-up to publication, The Push has been included in an impressive number of roundups, including the Daily Mail, iPaper, Evening Standard, Stylist, Vogue, Waterstones, Red, Sunday Times, The Sun, Cosmopolitan, Sunday Mirror and Marie-Claire. The Push was mentioned in the New York Time’s ‘10 Books We Recommend this Week‘, and was also the New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick. Ashley has made a huge splash with this wonderful interview in Quill and Quire, on her experience as a record-breaking debut author. Early reviews of this book were nothing but positive:

Utterly addictive’ PAULA HAWKINS

Like The Girl on the Train – but better!’ DAILY MAIL

A blockbusting debut about the dark side of motherhood. Gripping, clever, vividly realised . . . the ending left me flabbergastedGUARDIAN

I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed LISA JEWELL

This phenomenal author and her bestselling debut show no signs of slowing, and we cannot wait to witness this astronomical rise. But now, we invite you to dive into Blythe’s world…

Blythe and Violet. Mother and daughter.

It’s a bond like no other.

But what if your little angel is a monster?

And what if no one sees it but you?

All our congratulations, Ashley! If you haven’t yet read The Push, what are you waiting for? UK readers can buy their paperback copies here.