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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, Still Me and The Giver of Stars.

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

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

Customer Reviews

Ciccyfilous ,

The Girl You Left Behind

Could not put this book down. Loved how it all spanned over hundred years and all tied together. Brilliant writing by Jojo Moyes

TopgrannyNo1 ,

The Girl You Left Behind

This is the most amazing book I have read in ages! Also the first written by JoJo Moyes that I have read.

I had a bit of a ‘moment’ when I started the second chapter, having been reading what I had thought was a brilliant historical (WW1) story and then finding myself back in the 21st century. My disappointment didn’t last long though and I soon found that I could barely put the book down.

Off now to find my second book by my new favourite author!

chelle2804 ,

Read it!

This book started my love for Jojo Moyes. Beautiful story, you won’t be disappointed

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