Friday Face-Off: Ring

Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy! Each Friday, we will pit cover against cover while also taking the opportunity to showcase gorgeous artwork and feature some of our favorite book covers. If you want to join the fun, simply choose a book each Friday that fits that week’s predetermined theme, post and compare two or more different covers available for that book, then name your favorite. A list of future weeks’ themes are available at Lynn’s Book Blog.

This week’s theme is:

“One Ring to rule them all”
~ a cover featuring a RING

Mogsy’s Pick:

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

I had a feeling I would find a ring among covers of the domestic thrillers I’ve read, and I was right. Best Day Ever is a look into the lives of a seemly perfect couple, Paul Strom and his wife Mia. Married ten years, the two of them are raising two boys in a wealthy neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, and they’ve also recently bought a cottage on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.

To anyone looking in from the outside, the Stroms have the best life and the best marriage. And they’re also about to have themselves the best day ever, planning for a romantic weekend away at their lakeside cottage, just the two of them without the  kids. Hitting the road bright and early, the two of them are determined to make the most of their weekend, but tempers erupt almost immediately as they start to discuss the recent issues in their relationship. The perfect couple might not be so perfect after all, as dark secrets about their life begin to come to the surface.

Let’s take a look at the covers:

From left to right:
Graydon House (2017) – Graydon House Paperback (2018)

HQ (2017) – HQ Australia (2018) – Wheeler Large Print (2017)

Czech Edition (2018) – German Edition (2018) – Hungarian Edition (2018)


And first place goes to the German edition! I thought it had the prettiest cover this week, and I wasn’t really bowled over by any of the others.

But what do you think? Which one is your favorite?

12 Comments on “Friday Face-Off: Ring”

  1. What a really interesting spread of covers for this book:)). I’m going to go with the Grayden House paperback cover – the ring falling through the water is a really strong image, I think. Though they could have done more with the font…


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