The Secrets We Left Behind, Paperback Book
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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, from a past that she has tried so hard to hide.

Scott 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, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed...




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Having already read The Things We Never Said, I was looking forward to reading this, Susan Elliot Wright's second book. In it, an unnamed woman tells her story. Her daughter has just had a baby and life is generally pretty good until a series of silent phone calls means that she has to think about something in her past that she would rather forget.This is a well-written and compelling story which kept me turning the pages as quickly as possible. I have to say that I saw what was going to happen a mile off but I still enjoyed reading the story and finding out exactly how it happened. I think the author did a fair amount of research - part of the book is set in 1976 and it's quite evocative and detailed. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.