“Another beautifully written and well researched tale from Jojo Moyes.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I bought The Girl you Left Behind after I read Me Before You, fully expecting it to be another ‘boyfriend dies, girl gets left behind’ kind of romance novel. I downloaded it to my Kindle, started reading and I was in World War I, hang on did I have the right book? I flicked back and checked and yes I did so I carried on reading and pretty soon I was completely lost somewhere in France in the early 20th century in the full dark shadow of WWI.
I was completely and utterly engrossed in the story, I fell in love with Sophie and all the characters are so darn likeable (even the German commander). I have to confess I stayed up until 3am reading the night I started it and suddenly as I flicked the page ‘Part 2’. On I read and I’m in London in the present day. Where is my Sophie? I put the book down a little disconcerted and came back to it the next day.