Friday, November 18, 2016

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #132

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true. 
 But you can like one cover version better than another....

US cover
UK cover
Yes, I am a sucker for comparisons to The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and the phrase 'psychological thriller.' All of those apply to J.P. Delaney's forthcoming novel The Girl Before. rights have acquired by Universal with Ron Howard to direct - before it's even published! So, the US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Both covers capture the essence of the book - a house and it's current and previous residents. A little more colour on the US cover but both have red fonts. But, I am going with the UK cover this week. I like the fadeout of the word before on the UK cover, the tagline would have me picking it up to look inside, as would the blurb from Lee Child. I don't really like the figure of the woman on the US cover.
So! Any plans to read The Girl Before? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. 


Marce said...

Oh the tagline is good......... I also like the UK one, it is unique, thrillers sometimes start to look alike. I do like the US one but the prefer the UK which I hadn't seen before.

Have a great weekend.

Icewineanne said...

Like the UK also, the red fading typeface really attracts on the shades of gray cover. But i've had it with authors using "girl" in the title - enough already!