The cover of a book matters to some readers

People say ‘don’t judge a book by the cover‘ but many say it’s the main thing that attracts them – or puts them off. I have written before about my latest novel, DOWN, but have not mentioned that aspect. Some readers like the image on the front¬† but others don’t quite get it. They ask what a broken chain could have to do with the story.

The cover of DOWN shows a chain with a broken link

The cover of DOWN shows a chain with a broken link

The cover of DOWN has several meanings

  • The police have failed to link several crimes.
  • Finding the real killer will break the chain that binds the widow of the man wrongly hanged for a double murder several years ago.
  • The hero is down because of something in his past which he needs to break away from.

Why is the cover black?

  • The crimes uncovered are dark.
  • My hero is in a dark place.
  • A victim needs to come out of darkness too.

Of course, a successful investigation should bring light in all three ways.

Go beyond the cover!

Why not go further into DOWN? Have a read, online or on paper. On Amazon/Kindle.

Or look at all my books on my website.