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Review: THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT, Kate Hamer

girl in the red coat
“Beautifully written, this novel paints gorgeous pictures with each sentence”


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.


You’re in a crowded place, desperately clinging to your child’s hand, and the little devil is in a mood so keeps slipping from your grasp. There’s that heart-stopping moment, where you think you’ve lost them…but there they are right beside you.

But Beth Wakeford’s worst nightmare happens when her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, gives her the slip, only to be found by a man with a terrible agenda.

Beautifully written, this novel paints gorgeous pictures with each… TO READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE

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