The cover is eye catching and evocative. I love the gestural use of form and color. The solid lines and bold use of red and black help identify the novel as a thriller, while still being standout in its genre.
Wow. What an introduction. That first line is both beautiful and foreboding. With a line like that you just know that people are going to end up dead in this book. The excerpt alone proves that theory correct, though that's not much of a surprise.
I'll admit that I'm more than a little bit curious to see where this novel is going to lead. I don't think it's going to lead into a typical revenge novel. It seems like there's something more going on here. If nothing else I really enjoyed the writing style, so I know I'd enjoy the journey no matter the conclusion.