Carter Wilson | Thriller Author
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April 2nd
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The Father She Went to Find

Now available for pre-order

Coming April 2, 2024

“Penny is a fascinating character who’s full of extremes…Get ready for a wild ride and a WHOA ending.” ―First Clue

Penny has never met anyone smarter than her. That’s par for the course when you’re a savant–one of less than one hundred in the world. But despite her photographic memory and super-powered intellect, there’s one mystery Penny’s never been able to solve: why did her father leave when she was in a coma at age seven, and where is he now?

On Penny’s twenty-first birthday, she receives a card in the mail from him, just as she has every year since he left. But this birthday card is different. For the first time ever, there’s a return address. And a goodbye.

“Carter Wilson proves once again why he is one of the best most inventive thriller writers working today.”
(on The New Neighbor)

“A perfectly paced and expertly written thriller.”
—David Bell, NYT bestselling author
(on The Dead Husband)

“Will grip you from the first chapter and never let go. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!”
—Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author
(on The Dead Girl in 2A)

“An enthralling thriller…Wilson infuses his terrifying plot with intricate twists and turns, all totally credible.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
(on Revelation)

“This is mesmerizing.”
Booklist, Starred Review
(on Mister Tender’s Girl)

“Gritty, unflinching, and sometimes violent, this thriller is reminiscent of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl
Library Journal, Starred Review
(on The Comfort of Black)

About Carter

USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson has written nine critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a five-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn’t haunted…yet.

Carter Wilson | Thriller Author


Five-time Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Thrillers
Two-time Winner of the International Book Award for Mystery & Suspense
Winner of Foreword Reviews Book of the Year for Thriller & Suspense
Winner of the RONE Award for Thriller & Suspense
Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Suspense
Finalist for the MPIBA Reading the West Award
Finalist for the High Plains Multi-State Book Award
Finalist for the ITW Thriller Award