The Bride Collector: Ted Dekker

I guess my biggest problem with this book was that I just didn’t connect with the characters.
It all seemed a little gorey, a little insane, a little disjointed, but not with enough backbone to leave me happy.
The love story switched up on me and I was just really unimpressed.
But that said, I did read the whole thing and I didn’t wish I had that time back. I just didn’t really think it was that great.

So do I recommend it? … that’s the question I guess.

I’m giving it 3 stars and I’ll give it a tenative recommendation. I mean, maybe you will like it?
But if you like books like this (thriller, serial killer, etc) and you like Christian fiction, I would go more with BoneMan’s Daughter, which was a way better book by Ted Dekker.

Summary:
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?

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2 thoughts on “The Bride Collector: Ted Dekker

  1. Jerri says:

    I'm glad you read it first, because I was trying to figure out if it was worth my time. I liked Boneman's Daughter, but I don't think I want to read another one in that genre right now.

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