Monday, April 26, 2010

Spotlight: The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Each Monday, I thought I would try and spotlight a different book that I find interesting from reading the blurb. This week I'm spotlighting The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker. I know my blog is mainly romance, but from time to time I do read a little mystery and thrillers. Although I've never read Ted Dekker before, I am a fan of James Patterson and this book came up as one I may like since I like Patterson. The title is what caught me, so I had to read the blurb. This is another book I'll be adding to my local library wait list.

Title: The Bride Collector
Author: Ted Dekker
Published: April 13, 2010

The Blurb

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

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.

 to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body.

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?

To read an excerpt of The Bride Collector, click HERE.



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