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My Chronicle Book Box – February 2020 Unboxing

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My Chronicle Book Box is a unique reading box curated in the UK every three months containing the latest literary releases from your chosen genre and a selection of beautifully crafted associated items, exclusive to My Chronicle whenever possible.

Well folks it’s time for another My Chronicle Book Box unboxing, it’s always a delight when my navy blue box arrives, full of bookish wonder and February’s box is fantastic. These boxes arrive quarterly and you can choose between a sci-fi fantasy box or a crime and mystery box, which I have. If three months is too long to wait between boxes, My Chronicle also offer monthly crime and mystery boxes. For more information and to subscribe head over to the website.

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If you’re unsure whether you want to commit, then maybe a look at what’s inside can tempt you even more. This month’s box contained two hardbacks and a paperback, all are signed by the author or have a signed bookplate. And each author has provided a little bonus interview or letter exclusive to My Chronicle.

Drum roll please, the books are –

 

Haven’t They Grown- Sophie Hannah

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All Beth has to do is drive her son to his Under-14s away match, watch him play, and bring him home. Just because she knows that her former best friend lives near the football ground, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that, and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora Braid for twelve years.
But she can’t resist. She parks outside Flora’s house and watches from across the road as Flora and her children, Thomas and Emily, step out of the car. Except…
There’s something terribly wrong.
Flora looks the same, only older – just as Beth would have expected. It’s the children that are the problem. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily Braid were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are still five and three. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt – Beth hears Flora call them by their names – but they haven’t changed at all. They are no taller, no older.
Why haven’t they grown?

 

I Will Miss You Tomorrow – Heine Bakkeid

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The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past.

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever. Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this. Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?

 
A Dark Matter – Doug Johnstone

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Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators…

When patriarch Jim dies, it’s left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both businesses, kicking off an unexpected series of events.

Dorothy discovers mysterious payments to another woman, suggesting that Jim wasn’t the husband she thought he was. Hannah’s best friend Mel has vanished from university, and the simple adultery case that Jenny takes on leads to something stranger and far darker than any of them could have imagined.

As the women struggle to come to terms with their grief, and the demands of the business threaten to overwhelm them, secrets from the past emerge, which change everything…

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I am genuinely excited about all three of these books! A My Chronicle Book Box wouldn’t be complete without some extra book related gems and February’s box provided some crackers.

A wonderful Red Herring lip balm which not only smell delicious but is a skincare essential for me as I’m a lip balm addict. This treat was created by Caz at Lovely Skincare, who have some superb products all made by hand and using their very own recipes. I will certainly be checking them out.

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A gorgeous and incredibly useful cotton pouch, perfect for stashing all your book related essentials.

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There is also an exclusive discount code to use when you subscribe to Strong Words, a fantastic magazine dedicated to books.

Another fantastic My Chronicle Book Box!

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Although I adore getting these boxes, this will be my last one (and my last unboxing). I’ve made the decision to retire my rep hat. I have loved working with Louise and it has been an absolute pleasure to watch My Chronicle Book Box grow and go from strength to strength. I have read some outstanding books thanks to these boxes and I have some marvellous book related merch. I will continue to cheer lead from the sidelines! I hope you’ve enjoyed these unboxings and even more so, I hope they’ve tempted you to subscribe.

 

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