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Win reading review copies of Kate Hamer's books *individual librarian offer*

Faber is delighted to offer 25 copies of Kate Hamer’s bestselling novel The Girl in the Red Coat and advance proof copies of its stunning sequel The Lost Girls, publishing in February 2023.

About the books

‘An astonishing debut, rich in both heartbreak and humour’ Jendella Benson, author of Hope & Glory

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, The Girl in the Red Coat is the perfect reads for fans of The Light Between Oceans, Room and The Snow Child.

About the Books

If you haven’t come across it yet, The Girl in the Red Coat was Kate Hamer’s bestselling debut novel and is a page-turning and hugely moving story of Carmel – an eight-year-old girl who is abducted from a local children’s festival – and her mother, Beth, and the desperate search to reunite them.

Faber are thrilled to be publishing the long-awaited sequel next year, The Lost Girls. After a five-year ordeal, Carmel and Beth are reunited, but Carmel has questions she cannot ignore about the cult that kidnapped her, and about the preacher who gave her another girl’s name, whilst Beth will do anything to keep her safe. This page turning read explores the question – what happens after happy ever after?

How to get involved

To be in with a chance of winning copies of Kat’s books please complete the survey by 21 November.

Pitch for your copy here

If successful, you are expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within six weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.

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