Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat, on tour February/March 2016

Posted By on January 4, 2016

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

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Melville House (February 16, 2016)

Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist
Dagger Award finalist

Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go
missing.

And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone.

Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good.

Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally
unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to
keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother …

Alternating between Beth’s story and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that
won’t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L.
Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans—is an utterly immersive story that’s
impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.

“Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip… What’s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You)

“Compulsively readable…Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister)  

“Both gripping and sensitive — beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One)

“Hamer’s dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down.” —Booklist 

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About Kate Hamer

KATE HAMER is a winner of the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize. Girl in the Red Coat is her first novel. It is shortlisted for the Costa Book Award for First Novel and a finalist for The Dagger Award. She lives in Cardiff, Wales with her husband and two children.

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Kate Hamer’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, February 15th: Fictionophile

Tuesday, February 16th: Dreams, Etc.

Wednesday, February 17th: Life is Story

Thursday, February 18th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Monday, February 22nd: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, February 23rd: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, February 24th: Laura’s Reviews

Monday, February 29th: Kahakai Kitchen

Tuesday, March 1st: A Book A Week

Wednesday, March 2nd: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, March 3rd: Luxury Reading

Friday, March 4th: Kritter’s Ramblings

Monday, March 7th: Raven Haired Girl

Tuesday, March 8th: Books That Hook

Thursday, March 10th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, March 11th: Mom in Love with Fiction

Monday, March 14th: A Bookworm’s World 

Tuesday, March 15th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Wednesday, March 16th: The Well Read Redhead

Friday, March 18th: From the TBR Pile

 

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