Kate's debut novel, 'The Girl In The Red Coat', is published by Faber to much excitement - 'Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather.' If that doesn't fill you with both curiosity and dread, you're lacking basic empathy. There, we said it. The excellent Matt Haig, who knows everything, says, 'Kate Hamer conjures mystery with such grace, cool beauty and urgent suspense it never feels like a debut. Brilliant.'