The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
What’s it about?
Beth is single mom trying to get past the hurt of her recent divorce and raising her daughter Carmel. One day she and Carmel go on an outing and Carmel disappears. This story is told from both Beth and Carmel’s perspective.
What did it make me think about?
This book just made me think of turning the next page!
Should I read it?
So I had read mixed reviews on this book and thought I would give it a try. I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. The pages flew by! If you are looking for a quick, well written, page-turner then look no further.
“What is this thing that happens? When disaster strikes and women come, with their cakes and their bandages, with their cups of tea and their soothing fingers. It’s the complicity of the birthing chamber, the laying out of the dead. They pick the bits of tragedy up off the floor and try to knit them back together in some shape, the way I felt I could knit Carmel back to life. Not the way they were before, something lumpy and misshapen- but so there’s a whole again.”
If you like this try-
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!