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Todo lo que dejamos atras

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Ella tiene una vida maravillosa, un marido que la adora, una hija de la que se enorgullece y un hogar lleno de calidez y amor. Sin embargo, la vida no siempre le fue tan bien como ahora y, lo cierto, es que en el pasado hizo algo inconfesable.
Pero una noche recibe de pronto una llamada telefónica. Es una voz de hace mucho tiempo, procedente de un pasado que ha intentado o
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 6th 2016 by Urano (first published January 1st 2014)
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Dale Harcombe
Three and a half stars.
This is another book about a secret. Not just a minor secret but one that if it should come out would have a major impact. It impinges on not just on one woman’s life but that of her husband and daughter. A phone call out of the blue threatens all that she has worked hard to put behind her. What can she do about it? Because it seems this person will keep pursuing the matter until he gets the response he demands.
This is a story told in two time frames. One is 2009 and 2010.
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Sandra Mariscal
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it

Me ha gustado, pero no tanto como esperaba. La primera parte es la que más engancha porque quieres descubrirlo todo, pero a partir de la mitad ya descubres cosas que te hacen pensar en cómo acaba y no es sorprendente. Pero para cambiar de registro está bien :D
Patty
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This certainly is a melancholy book, but of course it has reason to be. It is about a very big mistake that was made when the main character was 16 or 17 years old. Towards the beginning of the book I could have sworn she said she was 17, but then at the end of the book she says she was 16, so 16 or 17. Regardless we certainly do make mistakes at that age, and hers was a mistake that would last a lifetime. It is a slow moving story and so many pages could have been eliminated. It was a book abou ...more
Laura
Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it
3,5
Cleo Bannister
How does a woman learn to live with a secret that has been buried for more than thirty years? Not just any old secret, one that makes her heart pound with fear whenever she considers the truth coming out!

In 2009 where we meet a woman who has everything she could have wished for: a loving husband, a daughter she is proud of, a beautiful house and job where she helps others less fortunate than herself, but when she believes she may have seen someone from long ago, she is scared, and then the tele
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Saray
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Todo lo que dejamos atrás es una historia sobre los secretos del pasado que acaban saliendo a la luz en el presente.
Una novela que va saltando entre el pasado y el presente, mostrando retazos de la vida en un pueblo de Inglaterra en los años 70.

La protagonista es una mujer de mediana edad con una vida tranquila, un marido que la quiere y una hija que acaba de hacerla abuela.
Pero todo se tambalea cuando vuelve a su vida Scott, un hombre con el que compartió algunos meses de su juventud y que amen
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Karla (eltiempoentrepalabras)
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
DIOS!!! Que historia!!! A pesar que las primeras cincuenta páginas no me enganchaban, debo admitir que después no pude soltar este libro, es una novela magnífica, muy bien pensada y trabajada por la autora que supo plasmarla en estas páginas y sobre todo llena de emoción a tope, me hizo sentir muchísimas cosas y por eso le estoy dando una puntuación de 4.5/5 (porque goodreads no deja poner medias puntuaciones).

Es una novela llena de mucho misterio y suspenso que te mantiene al pendiente en cada
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Elaine
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the authors first book, The Things We Never Said, and was eagerly looking forward to reading this one, and I am pleased to say it didn’t disappoint me one bit. If anything, this is even better than her last book. I absolutely loved this read and it is one that makes me wish that I was better at gushing over books, because it really is one that I have the urge to gush over.

It is a very poignant story about a woman who is happily married with a daughter and new grandson to dote ov
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Jo
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait to read this latest offering from the wonderful Susan Elliot Wright, having read her first novel in the space of twenty four hours. I wasn't disappointed. I'm so glad I saved it for my holiday. I guessed Jo's secret very early on, but this didn't spoil my enjoyment. Part of the novel is set in 2010 when a man from the past comes back into the narrator's life and she has the dilemma of whether to divulge her shameful secret to her husband and daughter. Her daughter is suffering fr ...more
Evelyn Cuellar
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Una historia que me gustó al principio, que conforme fui avanzando ese thriller que se fue construyendo va desapareciendo y aunque empezó a ser muy predecible, esperaba un giro en la historia para que me sorprendiera y sinceramente lo vi tan flojo (al igual que el resto de la novela) que me fui decepcionando un poco, no es lo que esperaba al principio, no está mal pero... aparte ya que la historia iba por ese lado, me parece que el final es muy precipitado y no nos deja la autora disfrutar esa p ...more
Alexandra Roiba
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
"Todo lo que dejamos atrás" es una novela que habla sobre el miedo al pasado, la culpabilidad, los secretos y la desgracia que supone vivir con algo que ocultas a los seres queridos que aportan la felicidad a tu vida. Ambientada tanto en el presente como en los años 70, durante la difícil juventud de la protagonista y su etapa 'hippie'. La verdadera historia se hace esperar hasta llegar a la mitad del libro, el ritmo es muy lento y el lector debe lidiar con multitud de páginas que no aportan nad ...more
Dorilyn
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Should all secrets be told

Sometimes the past is best left n the past but there are times when the truth must come out. This story displays this in a very thought provoking way.
Joy
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one a lot more than I expected to - I was expecting a run-of-the-mill family secret type story ... well it was about family secrets but twisted and turned in directions I wasn't expecting. The central theme is motherhood, what it means to be somebody's mother, what difference it makes if someone is not actually the biological mother of their child. It was beautifully descriptive, especially the section set in 1976 Hastings during the heatwave ... I am reasonably familiar with Hast ...more
Yaredi Pizano
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, my-bookshelf
Es un libro que se lee de un tirón, nos narra las dificultades que Jo tuvo que pasar para llegar a tener un buen esposo y. Una hija que adora, pero no todo es lo que parece y como siempre si no lograste cerrar el círculo de ciertos acontecimientos el pasado regresa a terminar lo inconcluso. En tramos emotiva.
Desgraciadamente desde la página 100 ya sabía el gran secreto, y fue hasta la 100 porque fue cuando apareció Eva y Scott. Otra cosa con la que tuve problemas fue con la redacción. Entiendo q
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Tann Medi
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Me encanta el hecho que estuviera narrado en el presente y en el pasado.. estuve enganchada todo el tiempo :,) y me ha llegado muy a lo profundo.
Además de que está ambientado en Londres del 76 (mi lugar favorito), este hará reflexionar y en cierta parte valorar algunas cosas .
Entrañable pero sobretodo conmovedor ya que te hará sufrir muchísimo en algunas partes pero el final es sorprendente.
Altamente recomendable
Kerrie (Layton) Box
excellent book, well written, she. writes in a way that you feel the characters are your friends. the end of the book is bittersweet. it's not the typical fairy tale ending which I think seals the book as one i won't forget I read. will read more of the author.
Tabitha Hudson
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The reveal towards the end is so devastating I had to read to the last word despite how late it was. You might figure out some of the story as you read on, and as much as you want to know, you also don't, and nothing will prepare you for the truth. Very good book, recommended author.
Debrah Roemisch
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book--though as others have commented I guessed what had happened pretty early into the story. The author really invoked the feeling of 1976(I was the age of Eve that year--though in the USA). I found the main character sympathetic and believable.
Diane
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very easy read. I'd have happily given it 4 stars if I hadn't guessed the secret quite early on and if the prose had been a little more challenging but it was still a pleasure to read and very 'pick upable'.
Barbara
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only four star book in a long time! First few pages I thought of just putting it down but it just kept getting better and better. I loved the way the author built the characters and kept building the story line. Only book I've read by this author but will be looking for more.
Kathie Albinski
Although I did like the book, it left me very sad.
Sarah
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice palate cleanser of a book. The mystery didn’t turn out to be what I expected it to be at the beginning; however, the eventual realization was in no way gasp inducing.

Pleasant.
Lia Valenti
Una storia abbastanza banale e scontata !
Shirley
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Good character development and impact of secrets one tries to keep and what happens when they are discovered
Nancy Baker
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If the saying is true that two wrongs don't make a right, then it is obvious that just ONE wrong will never make a right. But what if the one big wrong you did in your life turned out for the best? What if the one secret you have kept for 30 years would only cause pain to those you love the most if they knew and no one would be the worse off if it remained a secret?

This is a story of relationships -- mothers and daughters, motherless young girls, substitute fathers and unconditional love. I pre
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Mark
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A woman's past hauntingly returns, shaking her to the core and causing old memories to surface in this tale of stolen identity and long held secrets being slowly revealed. This tale was masterfully told, weaving recent events, told in first-person, with a third-person narrative of events from thirty years ago, when everything changed for three young people living on their own in a squat near the ocean. The way the tale unfolds, my own feelings mirrored those of the main narrator, moving from ann ...more
Jackie
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Elliot Wright's debut novel, The Things We Never Said and The Secrets We Left Behind had me equally gripped. Again spanning two time frames - this time the hot summer of 1976 and the present day - Elliot Wright takes us into Jo's destitute existence where, following the death of her alcoholic mother, she finds herself with no parents or family left in the world and seeks solace and work in London. Scooped up by well-meaning squatting hippies and taken to Hastings, she starts to build her ...more
Bev Wall
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Paula Sealey
With a nice home, adoring husband, beautiful daughter and new grandson, Eve appears to have the perfect life. But a secret buried deep in her past, one that she is desperate to keep, is about to be revealed.

Set both in the present day and 1976, Susan Elliot Wright constructs a wonderful story, with the mystery surrounding Eve's secret building at a nice pace. Although I actually guessed what her secret was a little way in, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. The characters f
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Donna Breylinger
It was a fast read. I enjoyed the plot, although about 2/3rd through the book, I was able to correctly predict the secret that the main character kept from her family.
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Susan Elliot Wright grew up in Lewisham in south-east London. Before becoming a full-time writer, she did a number of different jobs, including civil servant, cleaner, dishwasher, journalist, and chef. She has an MA in writing from Sheffield Hallam University, where she is now an associate lecturer, and she lives in Sheffield with her husband and a big black dog called Henry. She is currently at w ...more
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