Cover Love: part 67 – People on stairs

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.

The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.

In my 67th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature people on stairs on their covers. These seem to be mostly of the ‘thriller’ genre.  Enjoy!Most of these titles I chose only for their covers.

I’ve read two of these – and a few more are on my TBR.
Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

Are you tempted by any of these covers?
Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?

Please let me know in the comments.

If you have a few minutes, visit any of the previous installments of
Cover Love – some of which I’ve updated recently.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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28 Responses to Cover Love: part 67 – People on stairs

  1. skyecaitlin says:

    These look wonderful!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I have so many of those books, Lynne! But now I’m reticent to request any with stairs because they all start to look the same after awhile. Then again, with so many new books, I imagine it’s hard to be unique and compelling with covers these days. 😀


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  4. I’m tempted by ALL of these😁 So many of these are already on my shelf, too.

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  5. I loved Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson and her next one The Perfect Victim, really good thrillers!

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  6. tandemmira says:

    I ❤ your cover love series!


  7. carhicks says:

    It is so interesting how one little change such as background or colour can make a set of stairs give such different vibes. I have a couple of these on my TBR, but do not think I have actually read any. Time to check some of them out. Another great Cover Love post Lynne.

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  8. Odd how no one is ever at the bottom of the stairs. 😉


  9. Stairs can be creepy and absolutely nasty, but then there are those gorgeous mansion stairs and iron spiral staircases. The ones going up and down subways, yuck.


  10. J.P. Choquette says:

    Wow–SO MANY stair covers. I had no idea! Just finished “Lies,” by TM Logan and thoroughly enjoyed it. I listened to it and the narrator’s voice was perfect. Thanks for all these great book ideas…so many to jot down. 🙂


  11. I read and loved Lies! I’ve also been thinking that I’ve been seeing a lot of these types of covers so this timing was really funny!

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  12. Stevie says:

    Interesting the genre that used stairs in their covers! I used a pic of stairs in a blog post about…Exercise! 😉


  13. Most of those covers work on me! I even have some of those novels!


  14. Morning, Lynne. You’ve come up with another great idea. It’s pretty impossible to choose a favorite. I like Taken’s cover, because of all the openness in the background. But every cover is good. Bye till next time.


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  15. yvonnembee says:

    What is it about people on stairs giving the cover such a sinister look. Great post xx

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  16. I was tempted by the cover of “The Whisperer” by Donnato Carrissi.

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