The Bride Collector (Mass Market Paperbound)

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“Special FBI agent Brad Raines facing his most complex case, a serial killer targeting beautiful young women, enlists the aid of Paradise, an extraordinarily gifted mentally ill young woman who can see the finale moments of a persons life when she touches their dead body. Ted Dekker has out done himself again.”
— Sharon Kovacs, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI


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 thirty novels. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. After many years of success in the corporate world, Dekker traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing. In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado, and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published. Dekker's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Lee Ann, and one of their daughters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781599953724
ISBN-10: 1599953722
Publisher: Center Street
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2011
Pages: 466
Language: English