MISTER TENDER’S GIRL is a book I won’t soon forget. Carter Wilson has crafted a focal character in Mister Tender that is alluring yet spurs horrific action in the people he interacts with.
Alice, a London native, now living under a different name in America. She suffered a terrible attack at the hands of twin girls - classmates of hers - in the name of serving Mister Tender. Alice’s life in New Hampshire has been carefully constructed, from her coffee shop job to her limited interactions with her family. When she receives some indications that her past has somehow caught up with her Alice is devastated, and understandably afraid for her life. Again.
I love the twists and turns that Wilson orchestrated, and I applaud his ability to ground all of these characters in very real ways. This is one novel that undoubtedly deserves all the hype surrounding it.