I have never, ever, read a book about silent film or silent film stars, but I think this cover is such a perfect portrayal of what the book is going to be about. I think it's a very well-designed cover, so kudos to the creator!
If you aren't convinced, read the synopsis - I'm sure it'll hook you:
Twenty-eight year old Katrina Jaitley is rebuilding her life after escaping an abusive boyfriend. The last thing she needs is the mystery she stumbles on during a bout of retail therapy. But she can't ignore the coil of film -- a piece of movie history -- she finds hidden inside her purchase. Unfortunately, Peter, the handsome host of the estate sale, disappears before Kat has a chance to return it to him.
Curious, Kat watches the strip and is shocked to witness the brutal murder of a famous 1920's silent film star by a fellow actor. When a news article cites Kat as the film's owner, her already complicated life goes from bad to worse. Someone is stalking her. Are they trying to silence her or what she has discovered?I just think this sounds like such an intriguing story! I've definitely never heard of any other books like it, and that's something that already makes it stand out for me.
About the author:
Melanie Surani is a blogger, hair stylist, and author with a heart for international travel. When she isn't cutting hair, Melanie is thinking about ways to kill people (for mystery novels). She lives with her husband and cat in New York City, where she is hard at work on her next book with Booktrope Publishing. Melanie is a member of the International Thriller Writers society. You can follow Melanie's adventures on Facebook, on Twitter and on Tumblr (where she posted an awesome collection of her previous designs for the cover of 'The Silent Treatment' earlier, check that out!)