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MISTER TENDER’S GIRL – Carter Wilson
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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
Who here is fascinated with the Slender Man case? I definitely am and the whole idea of Slender Man sends a shiver down my spine. A faceless man/demon that gets you to commit violence – no thank you! Well, MISTER TENDER’S GIRL by Carter Wilson is inspired by these true events and he does a fantastic job sufficiently making you uneasy as you read.
Alice is trying to run from her past. She was the victim of a brutal attack at the age of 14. Two “friends” of hers took her into the woods of Gladstone Park and attempted to kill her in the name of Mister Tender. The worst part? Mister Tender is a character from a series of graphic novels that her father created. He is part man and part demon that gets you to commit horrific acts of violence and in return you will be rewarded what it is you want most.
She changed her name and moved cities trying to put the past behind her. One day she is sent something that shouldn’t exist – the cover art of the final book in the Mister Tender series. Her father vowed to never draw him again after her stabbing. It is soon revealed that she has a stalker, someone that has been following her for years and knows her deepest secrets. A man known only by his username: Mr. Interested.
Will she be able to rid her life of Mister Tender forever? She is on a mission to get to the bottom of who her stalker is and what he wants with her. With lots of twists and turns this story will keep you on the edge of your seat!
I read this book in one sitting and I definitely read well into the 2am hour. I love horror and suspense, and it takes a lot to creep me out. Well done Carter Wilson, as I was turning off the lights in my house I had that eerie “something is behind me” feeling. You know that speed walk you do when that happens, where you’re trying to not make it obvious? That was me!
You will not regret picking up this book! I want more about Mister Tender – it would be so interesting to see more about him and how he was created/other stories about him.
What are your thoughts on the Slender Man case? It’s something that blows my mind!