Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crosscut by Jude Hardin

What's the genre? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. The cover give me a Hitchcock feeling, I think that it reminds me of one of his movie posters.

    I like the cover a lot. It says thriller all over it and the text is very easy to read. Good Job.

  2. Okay. So I have to admit this cover creeped me out a bit. I think that is one of the intended goals. The scalpel, nips of face parts resituated this way and that. Definitely eye catching. The genre is clear that it's a thriller. I'm guessing Nicholas Colt is the main character, a recurring person for what may be a series for this book.

  3. OMG, Jude! What were you thinking? This is horrible!

    Just kidding. Actually, I think it's pretty good although it took me a minute to see the scalpel in the middle. Lots of things going on and it took a minute to figure this one out. But it made me that's a good thing.

    Definitely looks like suspense/thriller. I'd read the description on this one.

  4. Took me about a half hour looking at it on and off before I was sure the eye on the right was an eye (because the pupil is not round). A couple of hours later I came back to it, took another look and spotted the scalpel and the second eye. Then I searched for and found the nose. If it was my cover I would make the face more obvious. I loved the text.

  5. I really like.. It would make me read the description.

    my nitpicks:
    Your name should be larger and possibly where "A Nicholas Colt thriller" is located.

    I think the scalpel should stand out from the "patient", so I would've put it diagonally or something.

  6. I'm going to disagree with both JJ and Jiva. I think this is an excellent cover. I would definitely not put the scalpel diagonal. I saw it right away but even if I didn't, part of the power of this cover is its powerful first impression, followed by an in depth reveal.

    I have no problem with where your name is Jude or its size. The typeface suits the cover. The blurb is readable. This is a piece of art. I love it. Seriously.

  7. Thanks, Eric! Thanks, Robin! And thanks to all who commented. The feedback is much appreciated.