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Publisher Description


The Girl You Left Behind is the hauntingly romantic and utterly irresistible weepy from Jojo Moyes, the author of the international bestsellers Me Before You and Still Me.

'This won't disappoint. A masterclass in storytelling that fans of Me Before You will adore' Elle

What happened to the girl you left behind?

France, 1916.

Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. But when she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes a place of fierce tensions.

And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born, which will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision . . .

Almost a century later, and Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before he died. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and its troubled history.

A history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down all over again . . .

In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for what they love most - whatever the cost.

'Another heart-stoppingly brilliant novel from Jojo Moyes' Closer

'Wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing . . . It will make you think long after you turn the final page' Daily Mail

'Quite simply one of the best books I've read' 5* reader review

'A truly beautiful book . . . will make you laugh, cry and ignore everyone around you as you won't be able to put it down!' 5* reader review

'Beware, once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down!' 5* reader review

Fiction & Literature
27 September
Penguin Books Ltd
Penguin Books Limited

Customer Reviews

Yahhoooooooo28374638 ,

So glad I didn't give up on this author!

The first of Moyes books I read was Ship of Brides...which I found lacklustre. I nearly turned away from her but read one plus one, which was captivating, if a bit predictable. I am indeed so glad I stuck with her! The Girl is a fabulous book, beautifully crafted and well researched. The tale demands you keep reading until it's finished.

Not many books keep me awake until 4am, this one did. Following a tale of modern love concurrently with love one hundred years in the past, the author creates depth and multiple layers of changing morality. I'm sure book clubs will have a field day comparing the judgemental nature of wartime against contemporary protests and opinion making.

This is the first time I've read a book that clearly showed how the innocent are made complicit in personal immorality during war.

Great characters, well paced story. I'm going to sleep now!

Chariscampbell ,

Perfect holiday read

Really connected with the characters. Highly recommend.

Becckles ,

A wonderful read

A great story mixed with insights into life during wartime. Twists and turns will keep you guessing right until the end. Moyes best yet!

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