The story of two women separated by a century, united in their determination to fight for what they love most—whatever the cost—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Me Before You series
What happened to the girl you left behind?
France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe while 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 her husband—a dangerous obsession is born, one that will lead Sophie to make a dark and terrible decision.
Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her own young husband before he died. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins over its troubled history. Was the painting looted during the war? Who is to pay retribution? And who is the true owner now? As the layers of the painting’s dark past are revealed, Liv’s life is turned upside down all over again. And her belief in what is right is put to the ultimate test….
The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking look at the past and present, and an irresistible heartbreaker from Jojo Moyes.