We welcome back to Church Stretton
author of ‘Girl in the Red Coat’
to talk about her latest novel ‘Crushed’
Wednesday 12th June, 7.30pm
URC Hall, High Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6BY.
Tickets £5 from Burway Books
Meet Kate Hamer, bestselling author of ‘Girl in the Red Coat’ and ‘The Doll Funeral’. Kate is one of our favourite thriller writers ‘Crushed’ is her latest novel.
‘Crushed’ is a chilling story featuring three teenage friends: all defined by difficult relationships with their mothers. Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won’t be recognised. It wouldn’t do to be spotted looking like this.
Phoebe arranges the scissors and knives so they point toward her mother’s room. She is exhausted, making sure there’s no trace of herself – not a single hair, not even her scent – left anywhere in the house. She must not let her thoughts unravel, because if they do, there’s no telling who might be caught in the crossfire………
A haunting and dark tale; the witches words in the Scottish Play fall into the hands of traumatised young women, Grace, Orla and Phoebe..…… they will have to live with the consequences of their actions — good or evil.
‘Girl in the Red Coat’ was shortlisted for The Costa First Novel Prize, the British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger and the Wales Book of the Year. It was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into 18 different languages.