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The Lines We Leave Behind [Reading] ➸ The Lines We Leave Behind Author Eliza Graham – Thomashillier.co.uk England, 1947 A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she r England, A We Leave PDF ✓ young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very littleBut she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost After that, the The Lines eBook Ò trail disappears into confusion How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special operations work and peacetime marriage Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth is she really a violent criminal or was she betrayed.


About the Author: Eliza Graham

Eliza Graham is We Leave PDF ✓ an Oxfordshire based UK author whose adult novels reflect her fascination with how historical events affect families She has also written young adult novels, and, in her pen name, Anna Lisle, a historical novel Allegra.



10 thoughts on “The Lines We Leave Behind

  1. Katie B Katie B says:

    There is no shortage of World War 2 historical fiction on the market, however there are a few things that make this book stand out among the others First, some of the story takes place in Yugoslavia which isn t a setting that is normally featured in this genre The other thing that makes this story a bit unusual is the main character is a patient in an insane asylum a few years after the war Looking for something different is what made made me choose this book for my free First Reads pick of the month.The year is 1947 and Maud is a patient in an insane asylum in England but she is struggling to figure out how she ended up there With the help of her doctor she slowly regains her memory and remembers her time during the war as a secret agent working in Yugoslavia How is it all connected The main issue I had with this book is for about 3 4 of the story I just did not feel a connection with the main character which is weird because you would think the combination of someone in dangerous situations because of the war and being in an insane asylum would get me to feel something But the writing just left me with this empty feeling, as if something was missing Thankfully, things start to come together by the last part of the book I just wish it hadn t taken so long to get to that point There were a few instances in which I thought the author waited too long to explain something or glossed over completely To be honest, I think the premise of the book was unique but the execution wasn t the best If I m comparing it to other World War 2 historical fiction, it s not the most compelling However, if you are looking for something a ittle bit different especially one that gives you a bit of a history lesson on what was going on in Yugoslavia during that time period, this is a decent pick.


  2. sue sue says:

    Now and again I ve been known to read an historical fiction book This one was historic plus a lean towards being a thriller.I was attracted to the cover of this book I know I know but what can I say Although at times the story appeared slow and the unravelling of it all sometimes too slow for me, I did enjoy this very much.The main character finds herself locked away with patients in an asylum But she hasn t one iota of a clue how she got there and why.It was interesting how the author peeled away the characters fog that was stopping her recalling horrific details.Maybe it was my impatience that I felt it slow moving I just needed to know Right now I enjoyed how the missing pieces were found and how well they concluded this book.A very enjoyable read.


  3. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    3.5 stars overall There are a number of things to know about The Lines We Leave Behind in advance of reading it that might help you determine if it s for you 1 Flashbacks Most of the book is told in a series of flashbacks Our narrator can only tell the parts of the story she knows and so it may not be fulsome at times 2 Action then nothing The first 60% of this book is very quick, action packed excitement The last 40% is poignant, about relationships and our characters It mellows right out If you want a fast paced book for the whole time this is likely not for you 3 Historical Context Lacking.I was really hoping for some good insight into WWII and how it played out in the complex and politically unstable country of Yugoslavia at the time Unfortunately Eliza Graham barely scratches the surface of what could have been a very informative book While we learn about some of the rival groups and how many families were divided on either side of the conflict the reality is that reading a Wiki page would give you context and facts than we receive here I was very disappointed by the lack of depth to this part of the story and that in the afterward Graham even admits to the story being almost 100% fictional Still Pretty GoodNow all that to say this is actually a well written book It wasn t necessarily what I was hoping for but that didn t stop me from loving our characters and feeling for them by the bittersweet ending I was very invested with our leading lady, her combat friends and spy handler for lack of a better description Graham handles the idea of going from a covert high adrenaline mission to average everyday life where no one knows how amazing you might have been at one moment in your life This is a common experience for military, police, firefighters and EMS Plus you also add in the PTSD aspects that invade at random times and it makes normal life feel very unsatisfying PublicationThe biggest disappointment I have with The Lines We Leave Behind has nothing to do with writing, characters, plot, etc I hate that publishers today ahem, have exclusive agreements to only have some books on their devices I know many indie authors say that makes them the most money but for those outside of the USA the only country where Kindle is the top e reader it limits our options I read this entirely on my iPhone because I have a Kobo, not a Kindle But I did want to read it badly enough to suck it up I do however worry that this limits the audience significantly If I can give one piece of advice to indie authors if you must start with for your first 6 months or a year do so But then open up your book to all platforms and stores There s literally hundreds of millions of people who may want to read your book but don t have Kindle capability Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review.


  4. Mary J Starry Mary J Starry says:

    The relationship between the protagonist and her eventual husband never seemed real to me, which was a problem Probably my main issue with the book was the very unsatisfying ending, however When I read actual history I know fairness is not often the result However in fiction I m looking for an ending that justifies the battle against evil with the good guys winning out This book was so depressing at end that I wish I had never read it.


  5. Anita Anita says:

    This story totally captivated me from start to finish The author managed to have me see it happen from the perspective of the young woman who is totally confused about what has happened to her and whether or not she is sane At the same time I had no problem following along with the story, because it was very clearly told The author switched from first person telling to third person in what I felt was very effective in moving the focus from the woman being in the institution to the time that she was recalling in the past The movement in time often happened quickly, but I always knew where the story was This is not an easy story in that it deals with the hard times in a war zone There is some insight into the very complex history of former Yugoslavia It is not a book for everyone, but I did feel that the material was covered sensitively while still giving a sense of the trauma endured by all involved in such a struggle The story itself was what kept me interested, not just the desire to know what actually happened I found the characters, their values, and their decisions to be very good reading.


  6. Gisela Gisela says:

    Full review and rant on my blog.The Lines We Leave Behind in lamest terms messed me up I m a mess It was an extraordinary story about an extraordinary woman who finds herself in incredibly difficult circumstances And although her story is fiction, it is rooted in fact there are those, real people who probably had similar experiences and are in fact real This book is historical fiction, but also mystery, thriller, suspense Our main player, Maud or Amber since she goes back and forth finds herself in an unbearable situation in an insane asylum after the war and deals with what I can imagine many after the war experienced as PSTD But because she was also a woman, it was handled horrendously different from her male counterparts.


  7. Linda ~ chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny ~ Linda ~ chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny ~ says:

    3.5 starsThis took awhile to get going, and it took me a few days to really get into the story It did help after I speed up the playback to 1.3X, the fastest I ve had to listen a narrator We meet Maude while she s being treated in a mental institution after the end of WWII We don t know why she s there, and neither does she, so we follow along with her as she recovers her memories and figures out what happened to her and it is messed up, yo.There s also some interesting details about Yugoslavia Croatia Bosnia during the last years of WWII and how the political landscape there eventually led to the Yugoslav Croatian war in the 90s as we learn about what Maude did during her war mission I can t really say than that without giving away things I do like that not everything gets answered, because they wouldn t be, given Maude s circumstances We re given just enough to paste things together in a way that makes sense, but we ll never know some things for certain, but that s all right This isn t a mystery where the details are essential to the whole, but a tale of the human spirit to prevail over great adversity.


  8. Andy Andy says:

    its a very engaging story about a brutal time in europe s history The story of her deployment seems very realistic and plausible I suffered with the characters but thats expected in a good book I don t know why she would train so much for a 4 month deployment that doesn t make sense She wasn t removed because the war was over If she was doing such good work she would have stayed.But what I don t like is that the last part of the book just isn t true to the character Robert maybe, but not Maud Maud is a fighter She does the right thing Even though she may have PTSD, she keeps herself together Even with the emotional trauma at the hands of Robert, she would not languish 50 years in a mental institution Thats just lame I read for enlightment and enjoyment This book did have very interesting historical fiction content and I would have given it 4 or 5 stars with a better ending.


  9. Heather Heather says:

    I have read numerous novels set during WWII and have thoroughly enjoyed most of them, but I never really connected with The Lines We Leave Behind. Having the main protagonist a patient in a mental asylum a few years after the war made for an interesting plot, but it never delivered Much of the book was slow and I didn t trust Robert from the start I felt that the author glossed over Maud Amber s training before her deployment to Yugoslavia as well as the danger she faced once there I also didn t fully understand why no one questioned Maud s subsequent internment, especially her parents.For me, The Lines We Leave Behind was never a compelling read and the fact that Maud languished in a hospital for 50 years didn t ring true to the character who risked her life during WWII Amber was a fighter, courageous and unafraid to do the right thing, but Maud was a defeatist and gave up too willingly A disappointing read.


  10. Brenda Williams Brenda Williams says:

    I found this book extremely hard to read.


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