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She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But things were not always so good, and the truth is that she has done things she can never admit.
Then one evening a phone call comes out of the blue. It is a voice from long ago, a man from a past that she has tried so hard to hide. He knows who she really is and what she has done. Now he is dying, and he gives her an ultimatum: either she tells the truth, or he will.
And so we are taken back to that long, hot summer of 1976, to a house by the sea on the southern coast of England, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed....
Told in dual narratives that jump back and forth in time, Elliot Wright has crafted a story with secrets that unfold through the very last minute. Compelling, immersive, and thoroughly surprising, The Secrets We Left Behind is a stunning follow-up to the author's acclaimed UK debut The Things We Never Said.
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By RueRue on 06-07-17
A real "downer"
I just couldn't finish this one. From the begining, there is a feeling of impending disaster, the sense that things are going to implode in the main character's life. Add to this the complete lack of suspense; anyone could figure out what was going to happen. I liked the narrator, but I just couldn't take the unrelenting feeling of misery in the story.
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