Aesthetically this book cover shares some key elements with the previous design, but the rationale is a lot different. Here, I didn't want to look at the idealistic isolation, but focus more on the book's 'chilling content' as the brief suggests.
As much as I like the colours I used, I feel that I'm at odds using such warm tones for a book called In Cold Blood. This is because I plan on contrasting these warm colours with cooler ones in the same range. It's the narrative of contrast and collision which inspired this design choice.
Learning from the previous book cover, I decided I wanted the title to be a lot bolder (another key word from the brief) without being too dull, cliché or ill-fitting with the rest of the design.