By Kate Hamer
• Costa booklet Award for First Novel finalist
• Dagger Award finalist
"Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately recollects the explosion of equally titled books and films, from Stieg Larsson’s The woman With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The lady at the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
“Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What’s strongest here's now not whodunnit, or maybe why, yet how this mom and daughter undergo their separation, and the tales they inform themselves to aid undergo it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I by no means informed You)
“Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I needed to cease myself racing to the tip to determine what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister)
“Both gripping and delicate — fantastically written, it's a compulsive, aching tale filled with loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The in charge One)
"Hamer’s darkish story of the misplaced and located is sort of very unlikely to place down.” —Booklist
Newly unmarried mother Beth has one consistent, gnawing fear: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who tends to get lost, will someday cross missing.
And then someday, it occurs: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a neighborhood open air competition, they get separated within the crowd, and Carmel is gone.
Shattered, Beth units herself at the grim and lonely venture to discover her daughter, preserving on relentlessly while the professionals inform her that Carmel can be long past for good.
Carmel, in the meantime, is on a wierd and harrowing trip of her own—to a wholly unforeseen position that calls for her to stay through her wits, whereas attempting desperately to maintain in her head, continuously, a imaginative and prescient of her mom …
Alternating among Beth’s tale and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t allow pass, the woman within the pink Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L. Stedman’s the sunshine among Oceans—is an totally immersive tale that’s impossible to place down . . . and most unlikely to omit.