The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat

Kate Hamer


   •  Costa publication Award for First Novel finalist
   •  Dagger Award finalist

"Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately remembers the explosion of equally titled books and films, from Stieg Larsson’s The lady With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The woman at the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times

“Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What’s strongest here's no longer whodunnit, or perhaps why, yet how this mom and daughter endure their separation, and the tales they inform themselves to aid suffer it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I by no means instructed You)

“Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I needed to cease myself racing to the tip to determine what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister

“Both gripping and delicate — superbly written, it's a compulsive, aching tale jam-packed with loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The responsible One)

"Hamer’s darkish story of the misplaced and located is almost most unlikely to place down.” —Booklist

Newly unmarried mother Beth has one consistent, gnawing fear: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who tends to get lost, will sooner or later move missing.

And then at some point, it occurs: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a neighborhood outdoors competition, they get separated within the crowd, and Carmel is gone.

Shattered, Beth units herself at the grim and lonely project to discover her daughter, preserving on relentlessly whilst the gurus inform her that Carmel will be long past for good.

Carmel, in the meantime, is on an odd and harrowing trip of her own—to a wholly unforeseen position that calls for her to dwell through her wits, whereas attempting desperately to maintain in her head, normally, a imaginative and prescient of her mom …

Alternating among Beth’s tale and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t permit move, the lady within the pink Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L. Stedman’s the sunshine among Oceans—is an completely immersive tale that’s impossible to place down . . . and most unlikely to put out of your mind.

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