Rooked - Book Cover
The redesign of a twisted thriller novel
Employer: Freelance / Caitlin Sara
The author was never very happy with the original cover, so I was asked to redesign it to better represent the content of the book and make it look like it belonged in modern, twisted thriller genre. The main ask was for something more interesting and not so simple. I found a perfect existing photo with someone on a large chess board and added some blood to make it fit the storyline. The bold sans-serif and striking image help Rooked sit in with the modern thriller genre but is still unique to the novel itself.
I also supplied images to use for promoting the redesign on social media.
"Exposing those closest to you could be fatal. . .
Despite her desire for control, Ara Hopkins has always felt like a pawn—constantly being maneuvered by those surrounding her. Carrying a riddled past of abandonment by her mother, a jealous step-sister and exploitation by men she was supposed to be able to trust, Ara craves a social-media-certified life. So, when she meets her husband, a New York congressman’s son, she believes she’s finally won her game. Secure in a life her mother would approve of—and having firmly shut the door on her chaotic and miscalculated past—Ara feels she’s thriving. Until the night her husband is murdered. Thrust into a game of deceit and lies, Ara realizes that nothing is as it seems and that the past can quickly return to the present. The facade crumbles as relationships are tested and family boundaries crossed. Faced with losing it all, she discovers what a person is really capable of. Because in this game of life, it's either rook or be rooked.
An intricately braided plot with unforeseeable twists and a sucker-punch ending, Rooked is a captivating thriller that shatters all perceptions."
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