Carter Wilson | Thriller Author
Mister Tender’s Girl

Mister Tender’s Girl

FINALIST—2019 ITW Thriller Award (Best Paperback Original)
WINNER—2019 Colorado Book Awards (Thriller)

How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender?

At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn’t exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice’s own father in a series of popular graphic novels.

Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear…

Inspired by a true story, this gripping thriller plunges you into a world of haunting memories and unseen threats, leaving you guessing until the harrowing end.

One of the most suspenseful novels I’ve read in a long time. This book is a true page-turner, riveting on every level.
—Bestselling Author Allen Eskens
A taut, complex thriller.
Publishers Weekly
This elegantly written, masterful thriller, by turns meditative and shocking, lyrical and violent, will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish.
—Bestselling Author A.J. Banner

Full Praise

“This is mesmerizing.”
—Booklist (Starred Review)

“Wilson turns the creep factor up to 11, balancing his prose on a knife’s edge. A highly satisfying high-tension thriller.”

“Dark, unsettling, and full of surprises…a fast-paced, spine-tingling, read.”
—Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Stranger

“…a can’t-put-down thriller that will reverberate with readers. The characters are well drawn, the plot hums, the creepiness level is high, and you won’t see the ending coming. Fans of psychological suspense shouldn’t miss this great thrill ride.”
Library Journal

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