Friday, November 24, 2017

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #186

- 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
Australian cover
I'm looking forward to Alafair Burke's forthcoming book, TheWife. (January 2018) It's a "A Novel of Psychological Suspense", so it's on my TBR list. The US cover is on the left and the Australian cover is on the right. The first thing I notice is the different 'tones' between the covers. The beach says light, sunny and airy to me. But, small things like wedding rings do get lost in the sand. I like the imagery - looking through that perfect circle. The Aussie cover is dark and foreboding. A dark, closed door with a heavy knocker. This cover also has a tag line that lets you know a bit more about what you might find inside. I'm torn this week, but in the end will go with the Aussie cover - simply because I would be more likely to pick it up, given my love of suspense novels. What about you? Any plans to read The Wife?Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I'm not crazy about either one of them.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the beach scene with the ominous sky above this week :)