Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Girl In The Red Coat by Kate Hamer

My rating: 4.9

Single mum Beth takes her daughter Carmel to a local fair. In the foggy haze, Carmel goes missing.

First off, the writing. Wow!

"I'm looking out of the window and I can almost see her - in those tights that made cherry licorice of her legs - walking up the lane to school. The missing her feels like my throat has been removed."

While the story was sad and even upsetting, the writing was so beautiful. For myself, this wasn't about the story but about the amazing writing. .I lost myself in getting to know every one of the characters, who they were, how they felt and the unfolding of who they were. I love when I still have questions at the end of the book as the author didn't wrap it all up in a bow. I can't wait for THE DOLL FUNERAL, Hamer's next novel to be released in August 2017.


  1. Absolutely enjoyed this book as well. Thanks for the review

    1. So glad. It surprised me when others said the writing was 'too noticable' as I thought it was so perfect.

  2. THanks Elle,
    This wasn't even on my radar, adding to library list today.

    1. I forget how it hit my radar but so glad it did. You will have to let me know what you think of it Jeana (or I can wait for your Goodreads review lol!)