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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
February 24
Faber & Faber

Customer Reviews

Laing-loo ,

The girl in the red coat

So compelling, heart wrenching, could not leave it down. So pleased there was no brutality or neglect written into this brilliantly thought out story.
I would recommended it to a friend (as it was recommended to me)

MChurchHK ,

An emotional read

The characters are strong and relatable but I felt it ended quite abruptly, which left me feeling disappointed.

Leeds mum ,

The girl loves her red coats

The Girl in the Red Coat is about a young girl Carmel who disappears when her mother Beth takes her to a children's festival. It alternates between Beth's story and Carmel's.

The book shows the stress of a parent losing a child and a child's implicit trust in adults.

It's not a thriller per se more of a suspense drama. I wanted to keep reading to find out whether Carmel makes it back to Beth and how long it takes if she does. I felt for both characters showing the book is well written. I can see this doing well as a TV adaptation.

A solid debut from Kate Hamer. I look forward to future reads.

I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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