The Girl in the Red Coat Book Cover The Girl in the Red Coat
Kate Hamer
Faber & Faber
February 24, 2015
Read from September 25 to October 16, 2016
Norfolk, England; USA

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.

I have never read any of Kate’s work before but due to the ease of read that I experienced with this book I will read her other books in the future.

All the characters in this book are well written and believable. The little girl (Carmel) who’s the main character in the book is really lovable and is so well written that she’s believable and easy to connect with. I loved the fact that Carmel never believe that her mum was actually alive.                               Even though he took Carmel the man who kidnapped her he was actually underneath everything he was genuinely a caring person but had just got unintentionally pulled into something that was out of his control.

All the way through the book from the moment Carmel was taken as the reader I got the feeling that she would come back to her parents.

I can honestly say that as I enjoyed this book so much I will read it again in the future as well as actually buy a copy if it as well. With out reserve I can also say that I will read any of this authors work in the future because the writing was almost lyrical in places which added to the stories mystery/intrigue. The book is also one that I will both recommend to and buy for anyone who enjoys fiction in the mystery thriller genre as it fits in to the genre well.