The Bride Collector  -     By: Ted Dekker
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The Bride Collector

Center Street / 2010 / Hardcover

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He loves them because they are beautiful. He kills them because he loves them.

A virtuoso killer is carving a path of death across the west, intent on killing only the most beautiful women, all in the name of love. He has claimed six victims and slipped through the FBI’s fingers, each time leaving behind a hand written note and a bridal veil.

Full of surprising wit and hair-raising twists that will keep you riveted to the end, The Bride Collector will haunt you with a new way of looking at beauty, love and the world in which you live.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Center Street
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1599951967
ISBN-13: 9781599951966
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Publisher's Description

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?

Author Bio

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.



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Readers who relish being trapped in a character's mind, in particular the mind of an insane serial killer, should enjoy this overlong thriller by bestseller Dekker (Boneman's Daughters). Those not so keen on such musings, even within the mind of a good guy like FBI special agent Brad Raines, who spends pages contemplating the nature of love and grief, will be less enthralled. The Denver killer, Quinton Gauld, driven by some mumbo jumbo about beautiful women being the brides of Christ and his giving them to God, likes to super-glue his victims to the wall, then drain their blood into buckets. The most interesting characters are the institutionalized crazy people whose aid Raines enlists, a diverse and funny group. Few surprises and a stock serial killer, not to mention too much internal dialogue, add up to a routine read. 5-city author tour. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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    Age: 45-54
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    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Disturbing & lacking in value
    February 9, 2014
    Nicole4Revival
    Saginaw, MI
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1

    I read almost half of this book and had to throw it in the trash. The graphic details of murders committed by an insane individual were over the top. Although CBD was offering this book, I saw no relation to Christian faith, God's Word or anything that would have redeemed this dark, unprofitable storyline. There was no foul language, but that did not save this book. As believers, we should be careful about what we take into our minds--I saw absolutely no value in this book--I neither learned anything of value nor was I entertained in a fashion that was God-honoring or noble.

  2. Kayla
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    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Book
    March 19, 2012
    Kayla
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    The Bride Collector was an excellent book to read. After the first 100 pages, it got really hard to put the book down. Ted Dekker did an amazing job putting the book together, it was a good christian thriller. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes thrillers. It also had a little bit of romance along the way which I admired.

  3. cjdoppler
    Anthem, AZ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting point driven home!
    November 22, 2011
    cjdoppler
    Anthem, AZ
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    I wasn't sure what I would think of this book because I don't read much fiction. However, I took a chance on this one for some reason and I did truly enjoy it. In fact, I couldn't put the book down after the first few chapters. I'm partial to psychological thrillers as movies to begin with and this was right up my alley. First read from Dekker but if his others are like this, I will be a return reader! Loved it.

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    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 9, 2011
    reader
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Great book. Ted Dekker is one of the best christian authors.

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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    absolutely wonderful
    September 15, 2011
    shorty
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This Ted Dekker novel was one of the better ones I have read. It keeps you in suspense but not for too long. I read this book in two days because I could not put it down. Absolutely a must read for all Ted Dekker fans.

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