Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson

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 novels.Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to he...

Details Mister Tender's Girl

TitleMister Tender's Girl
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Landmark
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Horror, Suspense

Reviews Mister Tender's Girl

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARS"For better or for worse, Alice, you can never separate yourself from your children. They are an extension of you. I haven't spoken to my girls in over ten years, but they are still a part of me.""Like a tree," I say. "Branches on a tree.""No," he answers. "Like a cancer."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 d...
  • 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, Alic...
  • 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 w...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    4.5 *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...just how far are you willing to go for Mr. Te...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Melisa
    Crazy unique plot, brilliant storytelling - you will not trust anyone for even a second. 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 starsThank you to Netgalley, Sourcebooks Landmark and Carter Wilson for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    "How's your mother, Alice?" The question catches me a bit off guard, so I reply with the first answer that enters my mind. "Fat," I say, then start laughing..."she's so fat, Charles." Well hell then, aside from the fat shaming and a couple racial stereotypes regarding people of color, Mister Tender's Girl was somewhat of a fast-paced thrill ride and ironically, a lackluster read. I honestly thought given the dark nature the premise of the book ha...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    I was lost in the creepy, wooded craggy coulee with Kaceey and Susanne reading Mister Tender’s Girl and we were having quite the creep-fest as Susanne called it in our coulee. Once we started this entertaining fast-paced story we tore through it in almost a day, terrified and wanting to get out of the coulee as fast as we could but enjoying this chilling story. Mister Tender’s Girl is a complex, dark, and intriguing suspenseful thriller with ...
  • Jan
    Damn, I'm sad this one is over! I was intrigued when I read this was inspired by the 'Slender Man' fictional character, who was brought to the nation's attention when 2 local WI teenage girls stabbed a friend 19 times in it's honor. Having happened in a neighboring state, the coverage of this crime was constant. I remember being baffled and confused as to how something like this could even happen, so I grabbed this book in hopes of some better cl...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    While I was pretty surprised by the ending, this was an absolute slog. It took me two weeks to finish bc I just could not bring myself to care 😐
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    At the age of fourteen, Alice was brutally attacked by two of her classmates who claimed to be acting on the direction of ‘Mister Tender’, a fictional comic book character who claims to give you what you desire most – but only if you complete horrible acts. Incidentally, Mister Tender was created by Alice’s own father. Left barely alive, Alice’s life changes forever.Now, more than 10 years later, Alice is living in a new country and has...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/When Alice was just a little girl she was attacked by twins who were trying to please “Mister Tender.” While Mister Tender’s Girl flat out states in the blurb that it was inspired by the true events surrounding a brutal stabbing of a young girl by two classmates who claim they did it in the name of the “Slender Man” – the character of Mister Tender reminded me less of this ....
  • Mandy
    Go read this. Drop everything else you’re reading and read this!Alice, sole owner of her coffee shop, The Stone Rose was once a young girl who survived a brutal attack by two girls posing as her friends. They stabbed her and left her for dead. But someone saved her in the nick of time and now she’s an adult living on her own but still haunted by her past. One day at work she finds a book mailed to her from London. She immediately recognizes t...
  • Dennis
    Mister Tender's Girl is one sick, twisted, WILD RIDE! Wow... I feel like I just got off of a roller coaster and my brain is still rattling. I need to take deep breaths while I write this because I'm still gasping.Alice, what did the penguin always tell you?Alice Hill is fourteen years old when she was horribly attacked by two of her classmates and left for death. Melinda and Sylvia Glassin both claim that they repeatedly stabbed Alice because it...
  • Brenda
    I thought this book was headed toward five star territory, but I felt let down by the ending. I needed a bigger bang.It winds up with three people in a room. (view spoiler)[The absolute climax happens off stage after Mister Tender leaves the room. I needed more insight into his thoughts and reasoning at that moment. After all those years of “saving” Alice, why did he give up right then? I was left shaking my head for poor Richard, after all h...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5First of all, many thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.Mister Tender's Girl is fiction, but is actually inspired by the true story of The Slender Man stabbing. If you aren't familiar with it, two girls were arrested for stabbing another girl 19 times as a tribute to the internet meme "The Slender Man". The girls were all 12 years of age...
  • Sean Peters
    Firstly, thank you to Carter for a signed copy/preview book to read and read, and also for supporting my group "A Good Thriller. Also for spending a day doing an A & Q for my group.Although an unusual title this is a full blown fantastic Psychological Thriller and more.This is an Intriguing, gripping, rollercoaster of a thriller, full of suspense, shocks and some massive surprises. This book is addictive, very hard to stop reading!Compelling that...
  • Laura
    Do you remember the Slender man stabbing in 2014? Two twelve year old girls took their "friend" into the woods and stabbed her 19 times claiming they did it because Slender Man (a fictional character made up on the internet) told them to. Thankfully, the young girl who was stabbed survived. Mister Tender's Girl is based on exactly that.You might even argue that if someone wanted to stab me, why would they bother relying on my knife? Surely they ...
  • Trevor
    I could not put this down! Having never read anything by Wilson before (and add onto the fact that it's another book with 'girl' in the title), I didn't have the highest of expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised & impressed with how well written MISTER TENDER'S GIRL is & will be looking forward to reading the author's other works. Admittedly, I don't have that much knowledge of the actual Slender Man case, so perhaps that heightened my...
  • Shannon
    Oh em gee! What a thriller! Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson was AMAZING! Make sure you add this to your TBR when it comes out in February.Do you remember the Slender Man Case? I didn't at first until Chandra reminded me. A girl was stabbed by two of her friends left to die. They did it because of the Slender Man. I saw a documentary on it and I mean, come on, two teen girls stabbing their friend?! Sign me the eff up! So to find a book tha...
  • Rachel Wallace
    4.5 StarsNot sure what would be more disturbing; the idea of an author creating this story inside his/her head or the fact that this psychological thriller is actually inspired by real life events. YIKES! SUMMARYThis book was inspired by the Slender Man Stabbing which occurred in 2014 in Wisconsin. Two twelve year old girls stabbed their friend nineteen times and left her for dead saying they were being coerced by a fictional character named The ...
  • Michelle
    Alice Hill is attacked by knife wielding twins when she is 14 yrs old. They were inspired to attack her by her own fathers graphic novel Mr. Tender. After the attack her parents divorce and her mother moves her and her younger brother to the U.S. from London in hopes of escaping the past. As we all know sometimes the past does not want to be forgotten and here begins our novel. This is a fast paced read with short punchy chapters that keep you fl...
  • Bam
    *4.5 stars"If you get the sudden urge to start trusting someone, be smart and do away with it," advises Ferdinand the Penguin in the epic adventure story Reginald Hall tells his children, Alice and Thomas, each night as he tucks them into bed. From that story which he called Chancellor's Kingdom, he creates a series of popular graphic novels based on an evil character in his fable. The character is named Mister Tender; he is a charismatic and han...
  • Ellen Gail
    “You’re the queen of scars, Alice, but I’m the queen of you." Mister Tender's Girl is ridiculously fun and twisted. It occasionally goes over the top, but like a drink with a heavy pour, that's not always a bad thing. Things with neither form nor mass scare me the most. Like silence. And memories. Nighttime. If I had been stabbed during the day, would I dread the sunrise every morning, like a vampire? Is it ridiculous? Yes. Unashamedly so. ...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWhen Alice was a little girl, two of her friends stabbed her and left her for dead because they believed that the character from Alice's father's famous comic books, Mr. Tender, would grant them their hearts' desires if they used Alice as a sacrifice. Now a young woman, Alice finds herself a victim to her father's comic books once more, as figures from her past start resurfacing in mysterious...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: February 13, 2018 Genre: Thriller and SuspenseThe Bad News: This book was NOTHING like what I had expected it to be. The Good News: It didn't even matter what I expected because this book far surpassed what I would have wanted anyways. Mister Tender's Girl is a fantastically written, fast faced, and insanely twisted ride that had me flipping the pages almost faster than I could read. I am new to Carter Wilson's writing but I have ...
  • Sara
    Ah sometimes I just want a good scare. I want to disappear into a beautiful nightmare for a little while and just float around in the dark. Sometimes I want tragedy and broken people and violence. But its so damn rare to find that and beautiful language, a writer who really makes love to the page so that the ghastly becomes gorgeous.I confess I was anticipating a quick and cornball pop true crime riddled gore fest with this fabulous book but, con...