Nordstrom's having their annual sale (it's been moved to August) and every blogger, instagrammer, YouTuber, etc. is creating a wishlist and sharing. I don't have a Nordy's near me so I have to order online when I shop (which is fine). I've always missed the sale because I'm oblivious. Anyways, yeah, it's been interesting to see everyone's choices. None of this is interesting really. I always get my Ted Baker stuff from Nordys.
This took me awhile to put up! I received this in May (even though it shipped from the UK)! It's the Spring/May My Chronicle Book Box from my quarterly subscription. I chose the Mystery and Suspense version of this box (there are several different options). The quarterly box costs 48 GBP per quarter. I received three books (signed) with some little extra goodies. I saw one of the items on their insta for a monthly box and I was desperately hoping it would be included in the quarterly box (and it was!).
There's always a letter included that talks about the books chosen (in the color coded wrapping) and the other items included. I love the attention to detail because it allows you to unwrap all at once or one at a time depending on your ability to wait. I don't have that ability with books.
The item I was most excited about (other than the books)? The coaster! There's a reason, I promise! A literary reason.
The books are wrapped with string and have stickers that keep the wrapping together. It's so thoughtfully done.
The third book is by an author that I know of but I haven't read anything from (I'm so behind!) This one seems so dark and I'm excited!
A gripping new thriller about a man's quest for the daughter no one else believes is still alive, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place.
Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.
He never sees her again.
Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter.
Then, the car that Gabe saw driving away that night is found, in a lake, with a body inside and Gabe is forced to confront events, not just from the night his daughter disappeared, but from far deeper in his past.
His search leads him to a group called The Other People.
If you have lost a loved one, The Other People want to help. Because they know what loss is like. They know what pain is like. They know what death is like.
There's just one problem . . . they want other people to know it too.
All the books are signed by the authors which is just lovely. I love signed books! There aren't any bookplates in this grouping (my biggest fear).
The last item is super exciting. It's a coaster, which I'm in perpetual need of, with a spiffy little design. The design is special though, it's a pattern of a botanist item. There's a whole set of designs following this. They're based off the poisons of Agatha Christie. The one below is the ricin flower. They all have a bit of an art deco twist.
I fell in love and bought a card set with the poison designs and then another set with steam train designs. I should send them to other people but I kinda want to just frame them for meeeeeee.