The Push, a review by Sherry

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The Push
Claire McGowan
368 pages

Published by Thomas & Mercer
November 12, 2020

Do you have a secret you hope no one ever finds out?  Even from your significant other?  What would you do to protect it?  With a lengthy cast of characters, everyone has a secret.  It reminded me a little of Big Little Lies with a group of expectant mothers.

This book isn’t really about parents or death, but about how alike are we to those around us and who we tell our secrets.  In a time in the US when there is a political divide, this book makes you think about what makes us similar or different to those around us and who do you confide your deepest secrets.  What is your secret and does your significant other know?  Your parents? Your best friend?  The older I get, the more I find that my deepest secrets are known only by me.

And the people you spend your time with outside your family and close friends, what ties you together?  Is it just work that binds you with your colleagues?  Or your block with your neighbors?  Are you more alike or different than your acquaintances?  As our differences always seem to be amplified, do you ever look for that common nugget?

This books had me questioning all of this in addition to guessing who died and why.  I love when a thriller is more that just a whodunnit.




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