Hachette Book Group Blog Tour Review: The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Posted 24 February, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he’s picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

It’s there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person’s life when she touches the dead body.

In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise’s help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most ‘sane people’ sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls…or inside.

As the Bride Collector picks up the pace-and volume-of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector’s next target.
The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it’s too late?

About the Author:
TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels with a total of more than 3 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.
 
My Review:
I have only read one other Dekker book and that was Green, which I will honestly say I did not like. So when the chance came to review another of his books, I gave it another shot. I am not disappointed! This is one really good book! This is a larger book, but I still had it read in two days. It was amazingly thrilling!

In The Bride Collector, Dekker mixes so many things, like murder, haunting mystery and hidden evil, together to make a captivating, thrilling, haunting suspense novel that you won’t want to put down. Dekker’s style with this book is, as I said, captivatingly thrilling. It draws you in from the beginning, it’s a fast-paced page turner, and it won’t let you go til you get to the very last page. Reading about Detective Brad Raines and the serial killer that he is after really got my blood pumping, pushed me to the edge of my seat, and made my mind take on that of a detective and I was striving to help uncover the truth about The Bride Collector. It really gives you the chills(in a mysteriously good way!). Throw in the help of Paradise, a young woman  at CWI, and she’ll take Detective Brad to a path to God that he never expected, making this a story of mystery, murder, love, forgiveness and trust in God.

I can’t say how pleased I was with this book! It is by far a definite 5 star thrilling book that I will add to my book shelf and share with friends and family when they ask for a great book,and I recommend it to all you Ted Dekker fans (and those who just want a great,wonderful, suspenseful,serial-killer, murder mystery with a twist of God in it!).

You can purchase your copy of this book by visiting here.

*This book was provided for review by Hachette Book Group*

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