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Carter Wilson

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Carter Wilson is the USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author of six critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a four-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. His seventh thriller, The Dead Husband, releases in May 2021 from Poisoned Pen Press. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn't haunted...yet. Visit him at

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Carter Wilson Yes, this book was inspired by--but not based on--the Slenderman stabbing crime in Wisconsin in 2014.
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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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I LOVED The Dead Girl in 2A! It was a great story with twists and turns I didn’t expect.
The Dead Husband was so much darker, so much more disturbing. I was uncomfortable through the entire read.
Rose Yates and her son Max come home to Bury, NH, a" Read more of this review »
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""It's like you've been given all the ingredients for a five-course dinner and only one sentence from the recipe. So here you are, taking your best guess and ending up with a shit sandwich."
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The Dead Girl in 2A is a strange one. The story switches" Read more of this review »
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"This was a good book! I hadn't heard of the author before and although the blurb sounded interesting, I didn´t expect too much (not entirely sure why). I´ve had it for quite a while now but only really started reading it last week, but after a few ch" 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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Yes, this book was inspired by--but not based on--the Slenderman stabbing crime in Wisconsin in 2014.
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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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“The concept of tomorrow is an illusion, a sweeping gesture of time. Marketing.”
Carter Wilson, Mister Tender's Girl

“And so here I am, left with the one true currency all of us possess.” Eaton lightly taps his index finger against his temple. “When we get to the point of death, whether we know it’s coming or not, all we’ve ever accumulated in life that matters are memories. Things we’ve done. People we’ve loved. Lands we’ve explored. Memories are the truest measure of wealth, and yet they can’t be passed down, not really. Stories can be told, but our memories, those things as unique as our fingerprints, all crumble along with our bones.”
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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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