About The Box
As a deadly epidemic spreads across the glove, one woman will do anything to keep her family safe…This is a gripping, and terrifyingly realistic, novel. Packaged up in brown paper tied up with string and finished with a wax seal, your box will include all of our usual treats.
About The Book
A normal family. A quiet, leafy street. A terrifying epidemic.
It’s been coming for a while: a lethal illness. With sons of five and fourteen to look out for, Hannah has been stockpiling supplies, despite everyone telling her that it’s unnecessary.
Then it arrives.
At first there are a few unconfirmed cases. Then a death. Now the whole city is quarantined. But Hannah’s family is not yet safe behind their locked front door…
Basics soon become luxuries, and neighbours become hazards. There are power cuts, food shortages and an ever-growing sense of claustrophobia. How will the family cope?
How would you cope?
How far would you go to protect your children?
What’s included in your Box?
• A brand new copy of Before This is Over by Amanda Hickie
• Four delicious beverages (English Tea Shop & Beanies Coffee)
• A Tasty Treat (Meredith & Drew Biscuits)
• A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home.
• A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!
* Gallery images show an example of what may be included in your box – treat contents may differ.
Tea Leaves and Reads Notes
We’ve re-read our five star review from 2017 and just had to quote the following snippet…2017 us had no clue what was coming…
.”..For I too felt the stress but could ultimately at the end step back and realise this as what it is, for now, a work of fiction. There are many books out there, science fiction, psychological thrillers, detective mysterys e.t.c that could quite easily slip into becoming reality. The truth is a well developed country has not yet had to fight an infection on this scale. So why do we panic when reading this?…
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because Hickie is a master at writing us into the story. We are Hannah. We are the woman next door, the man down the street. We are Hannah’s children, her friend, her sister… We can easily slip into these roles and believe these roles because Hickie is so good at what she does. A book that makes you feel to that extent is a masterpiece.”
About the Author
Amanda Hickie lives a brisk walk from Coogee Beach in Sydney with her two computer oriented sons and husband and two non-computer oriented cats.