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Carter Wilson

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USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson has written five critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. His sixth novel, The Dead Girl in 2A, releases in July 2019 from Poisoned Pen Press. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn’t haunted…yet.

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Hi, everyone - I'm excited to announce MISTER TENDER'S GIRL has launched!

Thanks to all of you early readers for providing such tremendous support and helping generate a buzz around the book.

Here's my latest newsletter, detailing where you can find the book, a list of my events, and more stupid things I've done lately.

And for those in Denver, I'll be at the Tattered Cover Colfax tonight!

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"The Dead Girl In 2A is a twisted psychological thriller. Jake and Clara meet on a plane. Jake feels that he somehow already knows Clara, but the connection is elusive. The two realize they do have some things in common. When it's time to exit the..." Read more of this review »
Carter Wilson and 34 other people liked Nadia's review of The Dead Girl in 2A:
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" "This is some messed-up shit."

I don't think there is a better quote to sum up this book! Jake and Clara happen to sit next to each other on a flight and both have a feeling that they know each other from somewhere. In an attempt to find a link b..." Read more of this review »
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"This is my first book I have ever read by Carter Wilson and it was terrific and it won't be my last book to read by this author. It is about a man named Jake and a woman named Clara who meet on a plane and are sitting next to each other. They both..." Read more of this review »
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"First I like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for sending me an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The past couple of months I have found myself reading more and more books in the psychological thriller genr..." Read more of this review »
" Thanks, Brian. Sorry to hear about your loss. You can find my books online, in stores, etc. My publisher does do giveaways from time to time, so keep ...more "
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" Thanks for your review. Regarding the artwork...go to the website Alice goes to. And make sure to have the password... "
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" Love the casting suggestions. Thanks for the review! "
" Janet wrote: "If you could have five people Sat round a dinner table, who would they be and why? Past and present.

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Lynn Sholes Thanks for being my Goodreads friend.

message 4: by Kris

Kris Neri Good to connect, Carter. Always great to connect with another author, especially from the other side of the world.


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Zoë Sharp Hi Carter

Thanks so much for Friending me, and congratulations on sticking with it to get your publishing dreams realised. Loved your blog on the topic -

Jeannie and Louis Rigod Thank you, Carter for extending your hand in friendship here on Goodreads. I will look up your book. Congratulations.

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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Carter.

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