“The Doll Funeral” by Kate Hamer – PUBLICATION DAY in UK!

ng-faber-and-faber-wish-granted-the-doll-funeralLast 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‘.


The publisher, Faber & Faber, granted my wish!ng-wish-granted

The blurb:

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.aqua-book-divider

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 hardcover in Canada on March 28, 2017 – AND, it is available NOW in Canada in Kindle format!

“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

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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11 Responses to “The Doll Funeral” by Kate Hamer – PUBLICATION DAY in UK!

  1. bookbumzuky says:

    I got my wish granted on this too, but unfortunately I didn’t like it. So much so that I ended up DNFing it. It wasn’t really what I was expecting it to be and I have so many other books that need reading that I didn’t think it was worth using my time on. I hope you enjoy it. however! I might try and give it another go when I’m less swamped with ARC’s 🙂


    • Fictionophile says:

      Yes, timing is everything when reading. Stress, whether it is happy or sad, can have a profound effect on your reading experience. It is sometimes impossible for ‘real life’ to NOT affect how you approach a novel.

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  2. Ana says:

    Congratulations! I am very glad your wish got granted as well.


  3. Good to know that the wish for option actually works – glad you got your book.


  4. Thanks for sharing! I hadn’t even heard about this but absolutely loved The Girl in the Red Coat, so I’ll definitely be picking up a copy! x


  5. nickimags says:

    This does sound very creepy indeed, and maybe a bit too creepy for me :/


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