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The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat

November's book club choice is The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer.

‘Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.' Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister and Afterwards

Eight-year-old Carmel has always been different - sensitive, distracted, with a heart-stopping tendency to go missing. Her mother Beth, newly single, worries about her daughter's strangeness, especially as she is trying to rebuild a life for the two of them on her own.

When she takes Carmel for an outing to a local festival, her worst fear is realised: Carmel disappears into the crowd. Unable to accept the possibility that her daughter might be gone for good, Beth embarks on a mission to find her. Meanwhile, Carmel begins and extraordinary and terrifying journey of her own. But do the real clues to Carmel's disappearance lie in the otherworldly qualities her mother had only begun to guess at?

The Girl in the Red Coat is the page-turning and hugely moving story of an abduction that will appeal to fans of The Light Between Oceans, Room and The Snow Child.

Kate Hamer grew up in Pembrokeshire. She did a Creative Writing MA at Aberystwyth University and the Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course. She won the Rhys Davies short story award in 2011 and her winning story was read out on Radio 4. She has recently been awarded a Literature Wales bursary. She lives in Cardiff with her husband and two children.

The Girl in the Red Coat is available (in hardback and as an e-book) online and from all good booksellers. It will be released in paperback in January.

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