Mister Tender's Girl

Mister Tender's Girl

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 nov...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Mister Tender's Girl
Author:Carter Wilson
Rating:
Edition Language:English

Mister Tender's Girl Reviews

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: .....I catch his stare, and his gaze is locked on me. There's an endless longing to it, as if I'm the ghost of someone he once loved. . .

    Sometimes I meet a person and my paranoia insists they already know me. Know everything. Where I live. How many scars I have. My real last name. It's a game my mind likes to play when it thinks I'm getting complacent, or cured.

    THE BLURB: How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender?

    At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classm

    EXCERPT: .....I catch his stare, and his gaze is locked on me. There's an endless longing to it, as if I'm the ghost of someone he once loved. . .

    Sometimes I meet a person and my paranoia insists they already know me. Know everything. Where I live. How many scars I have. My real last name. It's a game my mind likes to play when it thinks I'm getting complacent, or cured.

    THE BLURB: 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.

    MY THOUGHTS: I savoured every word in Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson. It was a book I read slowly, afraid to miss even one word. I wanted to know what happened, but I wanted it never to end. It was with very mixed feelings that I turned the last page and closed the cover. I was sad because it was over, and excited because it was so damned good! Better than good.

    The suspense is insidious. I was reading along, and slowly became aware that I was gripping the book tightly, holding my breath, eyes wide, not blinking. And that became my default pose.

    When I was just 20% into the book, I made the following comment- "OMG! With just one click of her mouse, Alice has tumbled down the rabbit hole. But it's not Wonderland she finds herself in. . ."

    I will never forget the phrase 'Alice, what did the penguin always tell you?' And I 'm not giving you the answer. For that you'll have to read the book for yourself.

    Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson will be published by Source books February 2018. Reserve your copy now. This is not a book that is going to hang around on the shelves.

    Thank you to author Carter Wilson for providing an ARC of Mister Tender's Girl for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. Please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the 'about' page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com for an explanation of my rating system. This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday.wordpress.com

  • Kendall

    Oh my! Now.... that was a unique psychological thriller! Hello Mister Tender ;)

    Now, who do you ask is Mister Tender?! At the age of fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two twin girls that were obsessed with mister tender. Mister Tender is a fictional character that Alice's father created through a series of graphic comics.

    Alice survived this crucial attack and moved away from her horrible past with her brother and mother. She changed her name to Alice Gray and opened a cute coffee sh

    Oh my! Now.... that was a unique psychological thriller! Hello Mister Tender ;)

    Now, who do you ask is Mister Tender?! At the age of fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two twin girls that were obsessed with mister tender. Mister Tender is a fictional character that Alice's father created through a series of graphic comics.

    Alice survived this crucial attack and moved away from her horrible past with her brother and mother. She changed her name to Alice Gray and opened a cute coffee shop called The Rose. Unfortunately, Alice is suffering from panic attacks and PTSD from her severe attack.

    The one day, Alice receives something in the mail that turns her entire world upside down. Alice finds out that she has been stalked and watched everywhere she goes. Alice has a dark, sinister, and creepy fan club that shows her life on display. But, who could possibly be doing this to her? Is it Mister Tender? But, Mister Tender isn't real is he?

    Oh my goodness I was sucked in from page one... wow what a brilliant storyline that Carter Wilson has created. I could feel Alice's anxiety with every small clue that was slowly and ever so brilliantly revealed by Wilson.

    Now, I'm sure you're all wondering why I didn't give this a full 5 stars. This story was epic until the ending. Once, Mister Tender was finally revealed it was like "MERP" for me. I was a little sad and I wanted a little more sprinkle to my cookie with this one. Don't get me wrong this was a seriously addicting read... I just was a tad disappointed in the overall bang to the buck.

    Overall, a strong 4 stars and I have a feeling this is going to be a top seller for 2018 thrillers! I will be looking forward to more from Carter Wilson.

    Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for an arc in exchange for an honest review .

    Publication date is 2/13/18.

  • Debra

    "There's nothing in this world more trapping than one's own mind."

    Now this is how you do a psychological thriller. I could almost feel Alice's fear, her anxiety, her dread, her anger, her desire to finally be done with people's obsession with Mister Tender and the attack which almost killed her.

    When Alice was fourteen years old she was viciously attacked by twin sisters who believed they were doing the work of Mister Tender. But there is a catch - there is always a catch! - Mister Tender does no

    "There's nothing in this world more trapping than one's own mind."

    Now this is how you do a psychological thriller. I could almost feel Alice's fear, her anxiety, her dread, her anger, her desire to finally be done with people's obsession with Mister Tender and the attack which almost killed her.

    When Alice was fourteen years old she was viciously attacked by twin sisters who believed they were doing the work of Mister Tender. But there is a catch - there is always a catch! - Mister Tender does not exist. He is a character created by her father. He is a pop culture figure who her father wrote about in his graphic novels.

    After her attack, Alice moved with her mother and brother to the United States and changed her name. She attempted to hide her scars and move on with her life. She owns a coffee shop and mainly keeps to herself. She suffers from panic attacks and is paranoid about strangers and their intentions.

    "Alice, what did the penguin always tell you?"

    Then one day, she learns that someone has been watching her. Someone may have even been in her home, her coffee shop and have been watching as she goes about her life. She receives a piece of mail with drawings that appear to have been done by her father, but that cannot be as her father has been murdered. Alice stumbles upon a website which focuses on her life and the attack on her so many years ago. Making things worse, the twins who attacked her get out of prison and Alice is dealing with family issues involving her brother and their Mother.

    Whew! Lot's going on which makes for a very interesting and chilling novel. I had a hard time putting this on down in the beginning. I had a theory as to who Mr. Interested was, but I was wrong. I like when an Author can fool me! Based on a true story, this book is dark, eerie, evoked feelings of dread and apprehension. The gist is "trust no one"

    So why not 5 stars????? I have to say it was going full blast for me until the end. UGH! I can't say why without giving anything away except to say, I felt a little let down. We finally meet Mr. Interested and this is where the book lost a little of its zing for me and I'm not entirely sure why.

    Having said that, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable book. After the first page, I was a fan. The story is riveting, chilling and had enough twist, turns and revelations to keep the pages turning. As I mentioned before, the true beauty in this book is how the reader can feel Alice's emotions. Very nicely done.

    Thank you to SOURCEBOOKS landmark and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    See more of my reviews at

  • Carrie

    Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson is a thriller that is loosely inspired by a true story. Now having vague memories of the event I believe this book was based on I had a feeling that this would be one good read that I would enjoy and thankfully I was not wrong.

    The story starts off introducing Alice Hill who bears the scars from an attack over a decade before not only on the outside but the inside as well. At just fourteen two girls whom she’d thought were friends viciously attacked Alice bla

    Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson is a thriller that is loosely inspired by a true story. Now having vague memories of the event I believe this book was based on I had a feeling that this would be one good read that I would enjoy and thankfully I was not wrong.

    The story starts off introducing Alice Hill who bears the scars from an attack over a decade before not only on the outside but the inside as well. At just fourteen two girls whom she’d thought were friends viciously attacked Alice blaming the fictional graphic novel character called Mister Tender that Alice’s own father had created.

    Now after years of battling her demons where she’d hit rock bottom with drugs and addiction Alice has finally straightened out her life owning her own home and coffee shop. But just when she begins to feel she has things worked out her world is again rocked when reminders of Mister Tender begin to show up and Alice realizes she has a stalker that knows her every move.

    From the very beginning this book was one that was completely gripping as the intensity slowly ramps up for the main character. The more you learn about Alice and her past along with her present the more intense the story becomes waiting to find out just who has been stalking Alice and following along with her life over the years.

    The only reason for me this one did not rate at a full five stars was the ending left a little to be desired. Everything wrapped up quite nicely with what is sure to surprise readers as far as the who and why’s are concerned but it felt as if it lacked a bit of spark overall in the total execution, if that makes sense. Overall though the book certainly had my attention and kept the pages turning so I’d definitely check out something else by this author in the future.

    I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

    For more reviews please visit

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    I’m sure most everyone is familiar with the Slender Man attacks that took place some years ago. This book has a similar theme to that tragic event. (In fact, the author and publishers even recognize and credit the similarities.)

    When Alice was growing up she was viciously attacked by two young girls. They explained to the authorities that the fictitious Mr. Tender had encouraged the attack. So...

    Years later Alice has come across the pond to

    I’m sure most everyone is familiar with the Slender Man attacks that took place some years ago. This book has a similar theme to that tragic event. (In fact, the author and publishers even recognize and credit the similarities.)

    When Alice was growing up she was viciously attacked by two young girls. They explained to the authorities that the fictitious Mr. Tender had encouraged the attack. So...

    Years later Alice has come across the pond to the US and is doing her best to put the past behind her and move on. Only someone doesn’t want her to move on. Someone wants to remind her of her past.

    I once again was fully confident I had this one pinned down from the start! Character and motive. Nope -not even close. So pleasantly surprised!! Kept me on the edge throughout and didn’t / couldn’t put it down! I think this one will be a huge success for 2018! Highly recommend!

    A traveling sister read with Brenda and Susanne!

    Thank you to both NetGalley and Edelweiss, Sourcebooks Landmark and Carter Wilson for an ARC to review.

    For this review and our Full Traveling Sister review please visit Brenda and Norma’s fabulous book blog:

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    I think this is based on the Slender Man case...that I completely didn't understand. I had to ask the kid. Apparently two girls stabbed a girl because Slender Man told them to do it.

    Okkkkaayyy.

    This story is about Alice who was stabbed by two twin girls and left for dead when she was fourteen. The girls were trying to impress a character from a series of graphic novels called Mister Tender. Mister Tender was a bartender/demon who would give you whatever your heart desired if you did little jobs

    I think this is based on the Slender Man case...that I completely didn't understand. I had to ask the kid. Apparently two girls stabbed a girl because Slender Man told them to do it.

    Okkkkaayyy.

    This story is about Alice who was stabbed by two twin girls and left for dead when she was fourteen. The girls were trying to impress a character from a series of graphic novels called Mister Tender. Mister Tender was a bartender/demon who would give you whatever your heart desired if you did little jobs for him.

    The topper was...Alice's dad was the author of the books.

    Now years later Alice has moved to the states and has changed her name in hopes of escaping her past. Then she gets a never released copy of a Mister Tender book featuring some images of herself. She realizes that there are some Mister Tender followers that are a tad bit over the line. Including one that calls himself Mr. Interested.

    This read fast and several times I thought 'what the heck.' It did keep me entained and even though some parts of it were just over the top I still had fun. So what the heck...I'm giving it four stars.

  • Melisa - Traveling Sister

    You will be horrified and scared and creeped out.

    Read this one in less than 24 hours. I want this review to be short and sweet so you can go into it knowing as little as possible.

    Recommend reading with the light on.

    4.5 stars

    Thank you to Netgalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Carter Wilson for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Susanne Strong

    4 Stars.

    One Shock After the Next! Talk about a Creep Fest..

    Thanks to Carter Wilson, I still can’t get Mister Tender out of my head, and after reading this, I’m betting you’ll have the same problem.

    Alice Gray, (formerly Alice Hill) is a small cafe owner living in Massachusetts who thought she had escaped her past - unfortunately for her, she is very wrong. At the age of fourteen, Alice was brutally stabbed by two girls in her class who were inspired by Mister Tender, someone they would do absolut

    4 Stars.

    One Shock After the Next! Talk about a Creep Fest..

    Thanks to Carter Wilson, I still can’t get Mister Tender out of my head, and after reading this, I’m betting you’ll have the same problem.

    Alice Gray, (formerly Alice Hill) is a small cafe owner living in Massachusetts who thought she had escaped her past - unfortunately for her, she is very wrong. At the age of fourteen, Alice was brutally stabbed by two girls in her class who were inspired by Mister Tender, someone they would do absolutely anything for. The problem? Mister Tender is a fictional character created by Alice’s father. The girls who stabbed her went to prison for it and Alice, her mother and her brother, Thomas ran. Alice has been in hiding ever since. Now, a decade later, Mister Tender is back. He is following Alice’s move, in the most horrifying and vivid of ways and get this: he’s not the only one. As for Alice, she’s scared to death and to be frank, so was I.

    “Mister Tender’s Girl” is a mystery/suspense that had me looking behind doors and tearing open shower curtains. My heart caught in my throat many a time. It is a complex mystery with several storylines all of which melded together extremely well. Never once did I figure any of them out. Carter Wilson did a phenomenal job crafting compelling, well thought out characters whose pulse you can feel racing as if it’s your own. This is one gripping read that I highly recommend to anyone looking to be on the edge of their seat till the very end.

    This was a sister read with Brenda and Kaceey. I’m so glad I read this one with them. If only I could have held their hand..

    For the full Traveling Sister Group Review, please see Brenda and Norma’s Blog:

    Thank you to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Carter Wilson for an advanced complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on Netgalley, Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter and Brenda and Norma’s fabulous Blog on 2.27.18.

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This was one messed up book, and I mean that in the best way possible. While it won't be the preferred taste of every reader, those who enjoy tales of dark deceit and disturbing disasters will likely take to 

    This was one messed up book, and I mean that in the best way possible. While it won't be the preferred taste of every reader, those who enjoy tales of dark deceit and disturbing disasters will likely take to 

    . I kept spying raving reviews of this book on Goodreads, so like the good girl I am I immediately went and requested it from NetGalley.

     I can 100% see where all the hype is coming from, and I love that the inspiration for this unique tale is somewhat grounded in the reality of the Slender Man stabbing. If you enjoy mysteries but are a bit squeamish, you'll want to take a hard pass on this one, but if you enjoy the heavier, more graphic side of the genre, you're in the right place.

    We find out right off the bat that our girl Alice was the subject of a gruesome attempted murder by teenage twins aiming to please Mister Tender, a fictional bartender in the graphic novels that Alice's father penned. It was rumored that if you could please Mister Tender, he would grant you the greatest desire of your heart, and the twins wanted everlasting fame. 

    Hence the "Mister Tender told me to" story. Fast forward 14 years and Alice is still trying to escape her past. She's moved with her mother and brother to America and the twins have recently been released from prison. Someone is gearing up to mess with Alice again, and this time it's escalating quickly. Who is Mister Tender and what does he want with Alice?

    Let's start with all the things I loved about this book. I was in the mood for something highly entertaining, something I could get lost in yet not have to think about too deeply. This was the perfect novel to do so in, because it is gripping, exciting, and perfectly equal parts breath-taking action and suspenseful character development. While there are many mysteries, great and small here, I didn't feel the pressure of having to solve them myself. I was able to just sit back and watch it all unfold. I was fully invested in the reveals, but was able to wait and be shocked along the way, instead of rushing about trying to figure it out before the author decided to let us in on all the secrets. I hope that makes sense.

    The characters, the plot development, everything was perfect for me up until about the 85% mark. I was all set to give this the biggest, fattest, five stars you've ever seen, but then the ending happened.

    -I loved the who and why of the reveal. All the pieces that tied this portion together were perfection. What I didn't enjoy was the how. The final "big showdown" wasn't grand at all; in fact, it was anti-climactic at best. I can't give any detail for fear of spoilers, but I sat there shaking my head going "REALLY? That's the best way this story could end?" for a full hour before I could move on to reading something else. Perhaps I just was expecting something a bit less cheesy, but it felt as if the author got to this point and lost steam. Otherwise, this book was amazing and I still recommend it purely for the enjoyment factor.

    I'm new to Wilson's books, but I've seen his previous 

     floating around Goodreads with copious praise, so I'm more than intrigued to read another story from him. This was overall a well-written, engaging, and at times terrifying read; the type I'm always wishing to find more of. Carter Wilson is clearly an author who knows how to entertain his audience by including meaningful family drama with his crime fiction, and I hope to continue seeing his books plastered across social media in the near future. Highly recommended for those looking for a little less mainstream read; one that isn't a cookie cutter reading experience but will take you on a wild ride, if you allow it to. Go ahead, tell Mister Tender your deepest, darkest secrets. 

    :)

Best Free Books is in no way intended to support illegal activity. Use it at your risk. We uses Search API to find books/manuals but doesn´t host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them


©2018 Best Free Books - All rights reserved.