Helen Dunmore’s The Greatcoat is the first original novel from Hammer’s new publishing imprint with Random House.
In this atmospheric and spooky ghost story, newly wed Isabel discovers an old RAF greatcoat that she uses to help keep warm.
The discovery coincides with the arrival of a WWII airman who appears to know her and who she finds herself drawn to…
Like all stories which rely on suspense, it’s hard to review The Greatcoat without giving too much away.
So I’ll confine myself to saying Dunmore has woven a genuinely spooky tale which will thrill even the most hardened of horror and suspense readers.
At just under 200 pages the book is the perfect length, avoiding stretching the story beyond its natural limits but allowing for a comfortable pace.
More books are promised for the coming months. Extending the Hammer brand to the printed page is an inspired move which helps rejuvenate the name faster than a run of films will allow.
A great buy for fans of things which go bump in the night.