Book Cover to Blurb Matching Game #1

Boko Cover to Blurb Matching Game

Book Cover to Blurb Matching is a game for you to guess which blurb goes to which book cover. I am going to intentionally pick books from authors I don’t know to increase the chances you might not know the book already.

The books I pick will all be new releases from this month, but please don’t look them up!

These week’s books are all mysteries or thrillers, but I’ll change it up from week to week to include other genres.

Note: I used … to cut out information that gave away the answers.

In the next week’s post, I’ll reveal the correct matches from the week before. These posts will be made every Wednesday.


Leave your guesses in the comments! You can just put the number and the letter for each match.

Blurb #1

In 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor’s house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy’s regular physician—the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias—of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum.

To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder—for it must be murder—and confront the man whom he is convinced is the real killer. His investigation leads him to a reporter for a muckraking magazine and a beautiful radical editor who are convinced that a secret, experimental drug from Germany has caused the death of at least five local children, and possibly many more. By degrees, Noah is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, criminals, and politics, which threatens not just his career but also his life.

Blurb #2

Ten years ago, … and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives—and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare.

For … , who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie’s daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional—and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there’s one person he recognizes without a doubt: … sister. He just doesn’t know why. Yet.

But Sophie isn’t the only phantom drawing … and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into … worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.

Blurb #3

Detective Joe “Preach” Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, is coming home. After a decade tracking down killers in Atlanta, and with a reputation as one of the finest homicide detectives in the city, his career derailed when he suffered a mental breakdown during the investigation of a serial killer who was targeting children.

No sooner does Preach arrive at home in Creekville, North Carolina–a bohemian community near Chapel Hill–than a local bookstore owner is brutally killed, the first murder in a decade. The only officer with homicide experience, Preach is assigned to the case and makes a shocking discovery: the bookstore owner has been murdered in exactly the same manner as the pawnbroker in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

With the help of Ariana Hale, a law student and bibliophile who knew the victim, Preach investigates the local writer’s community. As their questions increase, a second body is found, this time eerily resembling the crime scene in a famous Edgar Allan Poe novella. Preach and Ariana realize that their adversary is an intelligent, literate killer with a mind as devious as it is disturbed–and one or both of them may be his next target.

Blurb #4

… police officer … has just returned to work from maternity leave. And what a first day back: a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado ski town, and while … hopes for a quiet, warm evening in, she knows it will mean plenty of calls out for snow-related accidents. But when an anonymous caller reports seeing a lurker at the local high school, … gets far more than she bargained for. Behind the school building, half covered in a drift of snow, lies the gruesomely murdered body of a world-famous author—whose presence in town was meant to be a secret.


Cover A

Written in Blood

Cover B

Season to Lie

Cover C

Her Last Day

Cover D

Deadly Cure

I hope you enjoyed playing this week’s Book Cover to Blurb Matching! The answers will be revealed next Wednesday.

About jpschaper

In addition to being a book blogger, I am a mother of three children, a retail backroom coordinator, and a wannabe writer (when I make time to do it).

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  1. This is a hard game, but what a great idea, looking forward to the answer reveal.

  2. Pingback: Book Cover to Blurb Matching Game #2 | BTH Reviews

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