The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

The No 1 bestselling love story from Jojo Moyes

Summary

DISCOVER THE PERFECT SUMMER READ . . . From the author of THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER, now a major motion picture

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'
Elle
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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.
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'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

Reviews

  • Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in story-telling that fans of Me Before You will adore
    Elle

About the author

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers Me Before You, After You and Still Me, The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. The Giver of Stars is her most recent bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. Her novels have been translated into forty-six languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over thirty-eight million copies worldwide.

Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo lives in Essex with her family.
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