Friday, September 25, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #331

- 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
Lisa Unger's newest book, Confessions on the 7:45, releases this fall. And I've got it on my TBR list. Why? I love mysteries that happen on a train. The Hitchcocks, The Woman on the Train etc. I'm looking forward to seeing what Unger has planned for her train ride. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Two different tones this week - the US cover is somewhat sepia and I think the blurred window is great. We don't clearly see the woman's face (thank goodness).We're outside looking in on her. The UK cover is much brighter in tone. The red coat stands out. This time it's the woman on the outside looking at the train, waiting to board. I'm going to go with the US cover this week - I prefer the subtle tones.
What about you? Any plans to read Confessions on the 7:45? 
Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Kay said...

I do plan to read this one, Luanne. I'm wondering if Strangers on a Train was an inspiration. I'm betting so. As to cover, I like the US better. Woman in red coat with back view has become a bit tiresome for me. LOL

Icewineanne said...

I’ll go with the US cover too. The brown & red stripes (panels?) above the windows on the train gives this cover more of a real train feel as opposed to a subway. I’m so done with women on covers & wish that publishers would stop using them on their griplit books.
Might have to sharpen my pencil if I read this one. Heard that there are quite a few characters.
Looking forward to reading your review Luanne!

Ethan said...

I feel like the US cover sets a better mood for the genre, but I guess we'll have to read it to see if that is correct!

Luanne said...

Kay, the similarities to Stranger on a Train are obvious, but it's a premise I quite like. Woman in red coat facing back is indeed a 'thing'- and overdone.

Icewinneanne - oh, I hadn't thought about railway vs. subway. Yep, women in peril on covers is very overdone! I've read it already and liked it - there are some plot points that need a few grains of salt, but overall definitely a 'grip lit' read. (love that phrase!)

Ethan, I've read it and yes, the US cover fits the story better.

And overall sweep for the US cover this week. And here's the link to my thoughts....