In this double take, the photos used aren’t the same, but they’re quite similar:
The first is The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf, an adult mystery/thriller/suspense novel about a girl who has gone mute after witnessing her father committing an act of violence.
The second is Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes, another adult novel, this one a tearjerker about a woman who returns to her hometown after she learns she is dying and attempts to mend fences with family and friends.
Which cover do you prefer? I like the contrast of colors in The Weight of Silence and the image of the charm hanging from the girl’s hands. The music note lends an eerie feeling to this story about a girl unable to make a sound. The beach scene in Crossing Oceans is peaceful, but not striking. I haven’t read either book, but it doesn’t seem as if either cover is misleading – I’d expect something slightly creepy from the first book and a tearjerker or family drama from the second.
I also have a feeling that I’ve seen other covers similar to these – the back of a girl in a dress, her hands lightly touching. Have you noticed any more?