A hauntingly romantic and utterly irresistible weepy from the author of the international bestsellers Me Before You and After You
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. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by 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.
Praise for The Girl You Left Behind
'Moyes is the queen of the classy weepy and this won't disappoint. A masterclass in storytelling that fans of Me Before You will adore' Elle
'Another heart-stoppingly brilliant novel from Jojo Moyes' Closer
'Wonderfully well-written and completely engrossing, with exquisitely drawn characters in a brilliantly plotted narrative. It will make you think long after you turn the final page' Daily Mail
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. Her books include the bestsellers The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One,Me Before You and After You and her short-story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into 44 languages and have hit the Number One spot in 12 countries. She is one of the few authors to have had three novels on The New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
Me Before You has now sold over 12 million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). Jojo lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.