Number of pages: 380
Publication date: February 2018
A harrowing psychological thriller about obsession, memory, survival—and how one appalling act can change the course of so many lives.
As a fourteen-year-old girl in London, Alice survived a horrific stabbing attack by two classmates obsessed with Mister Tender, a graphic novel character created by Alice’s own father. Now, a decade later and an ocean away, Alice is trying to focus on the present—but the past won’t leave her alone. Someone knows far more than they should—not just about the night she’s tried so hard to forget, but also deeply private details about Alice’s life. Suddenly, the sinister Mister Tender is leaping off the page and into the real world, and he has his sights set on Alice.
“Not since Gone Girl’s “Amazing Amy” has a character from a make believe children’s book been so richly imagined and realized, and led to such a twisting, seductive tale.” — Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Cover of Snow, Ruin Falls, and As Night Falls
“… gorgeous and gritty, and the story so enticing, that I gobbled it up in one sitting.” — Sandra Block, author of The Girl Without a Name and The Secret Room
“This elegantly written, masterful thriller, by turns meditative and shocking, lyrical and violent, will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish.” — A.J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife