Last February I read and reviewed Kate Hamer‘s debut novel “The girl in the red coat“. It was a favorite read of 2016 so when I saw her second novel on NetGalley, I was sad to discover that it wasn’t available – but that you could ‘wish for it‘.
My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They’re not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I’m supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs.
But there are things I won’t say. I won’t tell them I’m going to hunt for my real parents. I don’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed.
I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he’d give me a medal for lying.
I wasn’t lying. I’m a hunter for lost souls and I’m going to be with my real family. And I’m not going to let Mick stop me.
I haven’t yet read “The Doll Funeral“, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it if the opinions of my fellow book bloggers prove true. The blurb sounds creepy and intriguing, just my type of novel! I plan to read Kate Hamer’s latest book near the U.S. publication day in September. Just another reason it makes my heart smile to be a book blogger!
“The Doll Funeral” will be available for purchase in the U.S. on September 12, 2017.
It is available for purchase NOW in the United Kingdom via Amazon.co.uk