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The Push - an unsettling story about motherhood and nature versus nurture.

First-time author Ashley Audrain knows a thing or two about novels. Audrain had worked as Publicity Director for the Canadian division of a major publishing house and left her job to be a full-time mother. The Push is a psychological drama which delves into a sacred subject – motherhood. It's an impressive debut.

Blythe Connor has an adoring husband who wants nothing more than to start a family. Once she becomes mother to Violet, something doesn’t feel quite right. Is it her growing belief that there is something off about her daughter, which her husband has no hint of? Or is she simply not cut out to be a mother? Blythe’s grandmother and mother were two women who never connected with their children. Has family trauma been passed on to yet another generation?

The Push is dark. It’s tragic. Unsettling. And you won’t be able to put this tense page-turner down.

The writing is excellent with lines you’ll want to jot down, like, “A mother’s heart breaks a million ways in her lifetime.”

Now, isn’t that the truth?

Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Domestic Psychological Thriller / Mystery / Suspense.

Publication Date: January 5, 2021.

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