Friday, April 20, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #207

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
"In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation." That's the premise of JP Delaney's forthcoming novel, Believe Me. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right.So....two different looks. Red vs. White. A person vs. a place. Snap judgement - I would pick the UK cover as I am v. tired of women's faces on covers. But that US cover looked somewhat familiar to me. It took me a bit, but I finally remembered the book it reminded me of - In the Blood by Lisa Unger. The UK cover is very similar in tone to Delaney's first novel, The Girl Before. Just a different shot of the same house. So, this week is kinda been there, done that for me. But if pushed to choose, it would be the UK cover. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read Believe Me?

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

I'm tired of women's faces on covers too but the UK cover is really bland. I don't really like either one of them.

Kay said...

I'm not a big fan of either one either, though the UK cover is very 'white'. Who could live in a house like that? Ha! And since The Girl Before had that odd, odd house, wonder if they are trying to make us think that the new one includes the same house? Does it do you think? Oh, and well done with coming up with the Lisa Unger book as being the same checkerboard red cover - no woman's face included.

Icewineanne said...

Ultimately dislike both covers but if pushed to choose, UK has a slight edge - the best of the worst - heheh

Luanne said...

Well, this week brought a decidedly 'meh' win for the UK cover!

Unknown said...

I just won a copy of Believe Me and I like the colors of the US version, but I am looking forward to getting it and reading it.

Luanne said...

Oh lucky you Joann! I'm looking forward to it as well!