Mister Tender’s Girl: A Novel

Mister Tender’s Girl: A Novel

A 2019 Thriller Award Finalist! 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 ...

About The Author

Carter Wilson

USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson explores the depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark, domestic thrillers. Carter is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award and his novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library ...

Reviews of

Mister Tender’s Girl: A Novel

“Dark, unsettling, and full of surprises, Mister Tender’s Girl takes the reader on a dangerous journey alongside a woman who must face the past she’s been hiding from. A fast-paced, spine-tingling, read—and a reminder that imagined dangers are just as worthy of being feared.”

Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Stranger

“Carter Wilson hits it out of the park with Mister Tender’s Girl—one of the most suspenseful novels I’ve read in a long time. This book is a true page-turner, riveting on every level.”

Allen Eskens, bestselling author of The Life We Bury and The Heavens May Fall

“The writing is both gorgeous and gritty, and the story so enticing, that I gobbled it up in one sitting. I can only humbly request that Carter Wilson hurry up and write some more.”

Sandra Block, author of The Girl Without a Name and The Secret Room

“This elegantly written, masterful thriller, by turns meditative and shocking, lyrical and violent, will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish.”

A.J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife

“Chapter by chapter, Carter Wilson’s Mister Tender’s Girl compels the reader forward: another question, another mystery, another fear to be dispelled or realized. Start reading this thriller and you won’t stop until the end. That’s how compelling, whether endearing or nefarious, the main characters are. And that’s how talented a writer Carter Wilson is.”

Randall Silvis, author of Two Days Gone

“Not since Gone Girl‘s ‘Amazing Amy’ has a character from a make believe children’s book been so richly imagined and realized, and led to such a twisting, seductive tale. Mister Tender’s Girl forces Alice Hill out of her lonely, isolated world to confront the inner demons that arose after she became the victim of a violent attack. As Alice delves into the events surrounding the crime, she finds that the fictional Mister Tender may have been a very different man from what the world believed. Carter Wilson’s latest novel will have readers checking outside their windows for monsters—and, like Alice, also looking for those that lurk inside themselves.”

Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Cover of Snow, Ruin Falls, and As Night Falls

“…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

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

Kirkus Reviews

“In spare prose, Wilson ratchets up the horror spawned by obsession to a bloody end. For those who tolerate intense, sometimes graphic fiction, this is mesmerizing.”

Booklist (starred review)

“…taut, complex thriller…”

Publishers Weekly

“Make sure you don’t have any other plans when you crack this book open. This first-rate thriller will consume you.”

The Oklahoman

“Written full of tension sharp as the edge of a razor-blade, Wilson weaves together an intense story that is as chilling as it is haunting. Not for the faint of heart, Mister Tender’s Girl is a mesmerizing, complex thriller that’s impossible to put down until the very end – just make sure to keep the lights on.”

BookTrib.com

“With its fierce heroine and surprises at every turn, Mister Tender’s Girl is a thriller to devour.”

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