The Bride Collector

The Bride Collector

eBook - 2010
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When a serial killer claims his fourth victim, FBI Special Agent Brad Raines contacts the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a psychiatric hospital for gifted but troubled individuals. As he profiles the killer, who taunts authorities by leaving bridal veils at his crime scenes, Raines is assisted by Paradise, a young schizophrenic with the ability to experience the victims' final moments. Events start getting extremely personal to Raines when a friend becomes the killer's next target.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781599953090
Characteristics: 1 online resource (432 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Scythers Nov 28, 2017

As someone who has read a lot of Ted Dekker, it was a good read. This is one of his more detailed and purposed books. It is a thriller, and a couple of irregularities from what I have read before made it more interesting. It's thought provoking and helps one to sympathize with those who have mental and developmental challenges. Ted Dekker makes a point to call them gifted throughout the book and demonstrates such rather well. Of course, for the purpose of the book, they work with highly intelligent people who have challenges, especially schizophrenia. Of course, as is common with Ted Dekker, the protagonist falls in love too easily and overcomes trauma too easily for it to be realistic, but it still makes for a great story.
As usual when it comes to full length novels, I had a hard time engaging the book for the first 1/4 of the book as I am used to the faster pace of graphic novels. By the half-way point though, it was hard to put down, but since I am a slow reader, I had to put it down after 5 hour stretches or so to sleep before work.

Feb 09, 2013

I know that Dekker is a thriller/religious writer, but sometimes he lets lose with the religious side and that can ruin a perfectly good book. I don't think he knows the meaning of "less is more." This book had a very good plot and an interesting group of characters but I felt his insistence in inserting a religious twist to everything did the book a disservice

May 13, 2012

I found this book really interesting and hard to put down. Ted Dekker brings interesting characters to life, and makes me think differently about the world.

Apr 10, 2012

This was my first Ted Dekker book and my last. All of his characters are mentally ill (including the main character). Dekker used the word "beautiful" at least once in every paragragh, every woman is a "skank" and people are all "monkeys". Perhaps it's a genre that I've never read before and it's supposed to be a cartoon. A good editor would have helped because some parts are very good but I got distracted way too much by nonsense.

Jenna109 Mar 15, 2012

This book was the first Ted Dekker book I ever read and I thought it was amazing! This book had well developed characters, a good climax and the suspense never stops. This book even had a little love in it and I usually think those kind of books are stupid but I really liked this one. It might even be better than The Da Vinci Code.

Katjira Dec 19, 2011

I really enjoy Ted Dekker's books. Though their premise is similar to most thrillers he manages to give his main characters a depth beyond what most authors in that genre provide. They stay with me past the end of the book. This one has particularly likeable (or despisable!) main characters and I still wasn't sure what would happen up until the very end!


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