Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Similar Covers: Rope, Breaking

I don’t usually use the covers of thrillers or mysteries in my “similar covers” posts, but these ones were too similar to ignore. They are: Limitations by Scott Turow, Rude Awakening by Susan Rogers Cooper, Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo and The Broken Thread by Linda Smith (which is actually YA fantasy and the only one of these books I have any interest in reading).

Limitations by Scott TurowRude Awakening by Susan Rogers Cooper
Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard DilalloThe Broken Thread by Linda Smith

I love the way the rope on the cover of Limitations runs into the one on the cover of Alex Cross’s Trial,* which reminds me of this challenge issued by Jacket Whys. Have you spotted any other covers that match these?

*Well, it would if I didn’t have a white border around my images now...


  1. I haven't noticed any similar covers, but I like all of them - I think everyone feels like their life is like that sometimes.

  2. Kathy, maybe that's why these covers appeal to me right now! I actually feel more like I'm juggling too many balls at once and any minute now they're going to come crashing down on my head...

  3. I'm totally over James Patterson's writing, but I think that's the coolest looking fraying rope. That is kind of funny how the ropes in the two of them match up with each other - even with the little white border. ;-)

  4. As always, these are so interesting.

  5. I like the common "thread" between all of these!! LOL..I'm a lame joke person huh??? Love the new look on the blog!!

  6. Yep, I know that frayed around the edges feeling ;-) Great post, Avis!

  7. I haven't seen any similar covers but I don't read a lot of thrillers. It always fascinates me to see how authors and publishers use cover art to market their books. :-)

  8. no, but i have noticed that when searching
    for a new book, if i really love a cover, then
    50% of the time, i will also like the book.

    i am judging the book by its cover!