The Bride Collector

Written by:
Ted Dekker
Narrated by:
John Glover

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2010
14 hours 0 minutes
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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I absolutely love this book. Very well read.

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Kelli M

The Pros: The story line is great. It's interesting and and I wanted to know more. I really liked the characters. The Cons: This author talks too much. I like descriptive novels as well as the next guy, and I can take books that are a little wordy. But this author goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on about everything feeling and thought about every character in the book. Honestly I can't believe it got past the editor. You can chop out 1/3 of the book and not miss a freaking thing. I almost stopped and sent it back. I don't have that kind of time and I want to enjoy myself. But I wanted to know how it ended, so I just kept hitting the button to move forward to the next track until it got to the point. You might want to avoid this author. I won't read anything by him again I'm sorry to say, because the story was really good and the writing is good, but I literally cannot get past the droning on and on.

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Not Ted Dekker's best but enjoyable. The narrator has a distinct, gravely voice that adds to the antagonist's creepy persona.

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