Which book cover?

(5 Posts)
HolditFinger Thu 20-Apr-17 21:28:21

Can I have your opinions please?
I'm on the final leg of redrafting before my novel wings it's way for copy editing and I need to choose a cover. I'm going for a pre-made one because frankly, I'm lazy. I cannot decide between these two.

The novel is a paranormal mystery set between the present and 1929/30.

Thanks in advance!

Mistoffelees Thu 20-Apr-17 21:33:01

I like the first one but would assume the padlock featured in the story somewhere.

TizzyDongue Thu 20-Apr-17 21:33:47

First one suggests mystery, a sinister one; second one suggests a mystery too, but involves a love story too.

Second one also will cut out of the readership all the male readers who 'don't read women writers' (unfortunately so).

HolditFinger Thu 20-Apr-17 21:40:37

Thank you both!
The padlock would symbolise unlocking memories, whilst the second works because it does involve a love story too.

I must admit, putting off male readers is something I'd worried about.

Dontrocktheboat Fri 21-Apr-17 11:22:16

I agree that would probably go for first one as more neutral while still giving sense of mystery. I think the second might alienate both male and some female potential readers if it looks likely to be predominantly romance.

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