Kate Hamer grew up in Pembrokeshire. She did a Creative Writing MA at Aberystwyth University and the Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course. She won the Rhys Davies short story award in 2011 and her winning story was read out on BBC Radio 4. She has recently been awarded a Literature Wales bursary. She lives in Cardiff with her husband.
Genres: General Fiction, Mystery
Kate Hamer recommends
The Dry (2016)
(Aaron Falk, book 1)
"You can almost feel the searing heat of the Australian drought in this intense, gripping, atmospheric tale. A compulsive read."
"Mesmerizing, gripping, and beautifully written. It completely sweeps you up from beginning to end. I loved it."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
"A sumptuous and thrilling read which reminded me of Daphne du Maurier. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it."
Falling Creatures (2017)
(Cornish Mystery , book 1)
"An enticing adventure of a novel, rich in beautifully realised period detail."
Sometimes I Lie (2017)
"For fans of twisty, dark thrillers, this is the one. Fabulously written voices and a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end."
The Witchfinder's Sister (2017)
"A richly told and utterly compelling tale, with shades of Hilary Mantel."
The Night Visitor (2017)
"Thrillingly creepy and darkly funny . . . brilliant plotting and characters that crackle off the page. A ‘cannot tear yourself away’ novel."
See What I Have Done (2017)
"A twisty, visceral, highly original novel that grips you from start to finish. An exceptional and stunning debut."
Gather the Daughters (2017)
"An intriguing, gorgeously realized and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart."
The Boy Made of Snow (2017)
"THE BOY MADE OF SNOW had me compulsively turning the pages to find out the fate of Daniel and his mother. A haunting and thrilling read. I absolutely loved it."
The Perfect Nanny (2017)
"A taut and exquisitely written novel that will keep you up all night desperately turning the pages. This book is insanely good."
"A page-turning thriller that grips the reader with its twisty exploration of the complex relationship between step mother and step daughter. I read through the night to discover the dramatic denouement."
The Poison Bed (2018)
E C Fremantle
"A riveting tale that kept me reading into the night. Beautifully written and realised."
"Darkly brilliant. As beautifully written as it is page turning - an original and compelling voice."
Blood Orange (2019)
"Gritty and compelling, Blood Orange drags you right into the hearts of the flawed characters and their stories from the get go. A book that will keep you up all night."
A Good Enough Mother (2019)
"A Good Enough Mother packs an emotional punch and is a gripping, original read. It is a novel full of loss and longing and the complexities of human relationships."
Last Ones Left Alive (2019)
"Beautifully written and terrifying. 'Last Ones Left Alive' will leave you reeling, not only from its originality and searing vision, but also from the humanity of the relationships portrayed."
After the End (2019)
"I haven't read a book that's moved me so much for years. After the End does something incredible, it made me cry yet uplifted me. A beautifully written, astonishing work."
The Guest List (2020)
"Nail-biting . . . A fabulous closed room thriller. Lucy Foley is the Agatha Christie for our times."
Precious You (2020)
Helen Monks Takhar
"A slick, fast-paced, compelling novel that asks genuine questions. I loved it and was hooked from beginning to end."
The Hidden Girls (2020)
"Moving and terrifying, The Hidden Girls is a page-turning thriller with a compassionate heart that twists and turns on every page. I loved it."
"A darkly humorous, thoughtful and thought provoking novel, along with being an absolute 'up all night' compulsive read. I loved it."
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