What if your experience of motherhood was nothing like what you hoped for – but everything you always feared?
‘The women in this family, we’re different . . .’
The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life.
It was meant to be a fresh start.
But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn’t right. I have always known that the women in my family aren’t meant to be mothers.
My husband Fox says I’m imagining it. He tells me I’m nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child.
But she’s different with me. Something feels very wrong.
Is it her? Or is it me?
Is she the monster? Or am I?
The Push is definitely a book you should pay attention to in 2021, it is intensely, beautifully written and as well as being a dark and intriguing psychological drama, it also takes on the less spoken about side of motherhood.
I don’t actually want to give too much away because The Push is an affecting and emotionally complex tale that is best served by a lack of preconceived notions..the characters are vividly portrayed and the events playing out on the page are thought provoking, unpredictable and intelligently engaging.
Disturbing, addictive, occasionally downright chilling with an ending that will haunt you, The Push is a superbly done story of nature v nurture and I absolutely highly recommend it.