The original artwork had a ghostly figure of a girl standing on the stairs, almost zombie-like. She appeared to be dripping – whether it was water or something else was left to the imagination. She could have resembled Mara, the protagonist’s sister, who isn't quite the same when she is woken from the dead.
But essentially this figure was replaced by the image of Zadie at the foot of the stairs, looking over her shoulder with an expression of fear. Mette embellished Zadie’s hair, which I love, and added texture, contrast, and color to the scene. She finished it off with a gruesome dollop of blood splatter, which was different in the first version.
I have to say I really love what Mette did. The cover captures the feel of the book perfectly. I can’t wait to see how the cover to the sequel looks!