The secrets we left behind : a novel

by Elliot Wright, Susan,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Downtown First Floor - Fiction Collection FICTION Elliot-Wright
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Elliot-Wright
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F WRIGHT Susan Elliot
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction ELLIOT WRIGHT Susan
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It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets.

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 page. 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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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When a dedicated wife and mother is contacted by a voice she recognizes from long ago, she is forced to make a difficult choice. Before the discomfiting phone call, she'd been completely content. She has a loving husband, a job that allows her to make a difference, and her beloved daughter has just given birth to her first grandchild. Decades earlier, though, things hadn't been so certain. Rescued from the streets of London by a couple who taught her about family and loyalty, she was forced by tragedy to do something for which she has sought neither forgiveness nor understanding, locking the secret safely behind her. Now, this man who knows her story has threatened to reveal her past to those who matter most. In dual narratives alternating between past and present, the truth emerges gradually the death of her own mother, her years of being lost, and the mistake that both grounded her and gave her life. Equal parts mystery and philosophical exploration, Wright's second novel challenges readers with difficult questions about love and morality.--Ophoff, Cortney Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects England -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Language English
Notes "A Herman Graf Book"
Description 376 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781632207081
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