Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Girl In The Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer
Title: The Girl In The Red Coat
Publisher: Melville House
Publish Date: Feb 16, 2016
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: 
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.

Review: There are some books that really surprise you. This book was definitely one of them. I expected something different, but this book was much much more than the thriller I thought it would be.

The story is told from the points of view of Beth and her daughter Carmel. I really liked that, especially after Carmel was kidnapped.

The way this story was told was totally fresh and though it was so heartbreaking at times, it was such a compelling read that it was almost impossible to put down. The characters were really well developed and as the story goes on you see how they change through the circumstances.

This book was really amazing and one I highly recommend

Rating: 5 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm pleased to see how much this book exceeded your expectations!
Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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