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Book Lust #12 – The Girl In The Red Coat

Just look at that cover! It’s such a bold colour and makes such a massive statement before you even begin to look at the details. The simplicity of the broken button is clever too – hinting at some sort of trauma or accident. The chunky style of the button makes you think of children’s snuggly winter coats and just adds to the intrigue.

I haven’t read a really good thriller in a while so I’m looking forward to this release in March – here’s hoping it lives up the cover!


Kate Hamer’s stand-out debut thriller is the hugely moving story of an abduction that will keep you guessing until the very last page. Carmel has always been different. Carmel’s 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 eight year-old Carmel to a local children’s festival, her worst fear is realised: Carmel disappears. Unable to accept the possibility that her daughter might be gone for good, Beth embarks on a mission to find her. Meanwhile, Carmel begins an extraordinary and terrifying journey of her own, with a man who believes she is a saviour.


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