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The perfect cover for THE PERFECT FRIEND #thriller #ThePerfectFriend

‘Everything so cleverly comes together to encapsulate the atmosphere of the content’

Last night was the cover reveal for my new book, THE PERFECT FRIEND. The reaction from readers and bloggers alike was brilliant, and I was embraced in positivity. That meant so much to me! Huge thanks to everyone who supported it, whether bloggers or readers – I can’t thank you enough.

I loved this cover as soon as I saw it. It’s not simply that it’s eye-catching – though who could miss its brilliant yellow glory – it’s the way that everything so cleverly comes together to encapsulate the atmosphere of the content.

The title is The Perfect Friend, but of course things are never going to be that simple in a psychological thriller. The colour captures the brilliant friendship at the heart of the book, but look closer at the shade of yellow chosen, and it’s slightly deeper than sunshine, hinting at the clouds that will soon be rolling in, and the storm ahead. The woman stands with her back to the reader, oblivious to the danger coming her way, and the fact she is viewed through the smashed hole in the picture gives an almost voyeuristic feel. Someone is watching her.

Then of course there is the sinister fracture running through the entire image, including the title itself, splintering reality for the characters involved. Finally, the clever touch of red in the tagline acts as a siren of danger.

It’s the perfect cover for The Perfect Friend, my fifth psychological thriller, in my opinion – buy what do you think? I’d love to hear from you.

She’ll do anything for you…

My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered. My husband has left me. My children won’t speak to me. My friend Carrie is the only person I have. She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets. She’d never do anything to let me down. Would she?

THE PERFECT FRIEND is on July 5th, but you can pre order your copy today, here!

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