The Girl in the Red Coat
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The Girl in the Red Coat


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She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost.

Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift...

While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

Title:The Girl in the Red Coat
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages

    The Girl in the Red Coat Reviews

  • Megan Johnson
    Jan 30, 2016

    ** EDIT 3/31/17 I'm currently giving away a copy of this book over on my blog, so feel free to enter to win it here: ENTER HERE**Kate Hamer's new novel, 'The Girl In The Red Coat,' is the story of a m...

  • Linda O'Donnell
    Mar 08, 2016

    I honestly did not know how to rate this book. It has stirred up so many different emotions within. I even put it aside for a while because of the subject matter and the deep fear that lurked in every...

  • Eve
    Jan 15, 2017

    "Are all mysteries finally solved or do some last forever? What happens when we die. What became of my little girl. Do they end? Or can unknowing go on for always?"This was such a richly crafted novel...

  • Michael
    Apr 27, 2015

    My initial impression of this book after reading the blurb was that it would be an intense thriller. While this premise did not materialize, what i got was an intriguing take on the whole 'girl goes m...

  • Duddimai
    Mar 28, 2015

    it started out okay and i really liked Carmel and following her line of thoughts about the world and people around her but all the jesus stuff just got annoying and her not trying harder to find out t...

  • Fictionophile
    Sep 10, 2015

    Everyone is acquainted with the feeling of blind panic that comes about when you lose something valuable such as a wallet. It is almost as though your senses converge and ALL you can think about is fi...

  • Wendy Darling
    Dec 09, 2015

    2.5 stars Kept my interest, but ended up being underwhelming and unsatisfying on every level. ...

  • Jane
    Mar 05, 2015

    At first glance I thought that ‘The Girl in the Read Coast’ looked like a crime novel, but when I looked more closely I found that it was rather more than that: a story of a mother and a daughter,...

  • Beadyjan
    Nov 18, 2014

    Oooh, what a fabulous debut novel this is. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy just before I went on my pre-Christmas holiday (I was also most unfortunate to come down with a bad dose of...

  • ?Karen
    Apr 14, 2016

    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 because it held me in its spell for 3 full days. But then in the end I was underwhelmed.Lately, there seems to be a surplus of lost children and lost little girl stories espe...

About Kate Hamer

Kate Hamer

Kate Hamer grew up in the West Country and Wales. She studied art and worked for a number of years in television and radio. In 2011 she won the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize and her short stories have appeared in many collections. Her novel THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT was published in the UK by Faber & Faber, in the US by Melville House and has been translated into 17 different languages. It was