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The Girl in the Red Coat

(2015)
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Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)


. An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2016


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Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist
. Dagger Award finalist


"Kate Hamer's gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl ... " - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"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

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.

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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 1-62899-992-6 / 978-1-62899-992-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 1-61219-500-8 / 978-1-61219-500-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville House
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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 0-571-31324-8 / 978-0-571-31324-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 1-61219-561-X / 978-1-61219-561-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville House
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 0-571-31326-4 / 978-0-571-31326-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 0-571-31644-1 / 978-0-571-31644-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 1-62231-970-2 / 978-1-62231-970-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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February 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Kate Hamer
ISBN: 1-4712-9249-5 / 978-1-4712-9249-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: Melville House
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February 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl in the Red Coat
Author(s): Kate Hamer
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA