Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Bride Collector!

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?

The Bride Collector By Ted Dekker, rates right up there with authors like Stephen King and James Patterson. I have been a fan of his work since he collaborated with some of my favorite Christian authors like Frank Peretti. Yes, this is a Christian thriller/suspense fiction. I have to highly recommend this book because it literally kept me glued to the last page and even though the premise is spelled out for you in the beginning, the ending was definitely not expected. I have had the opportunity to review House and Green for those of you that are looking for more great titles from Ted Dekker!

I have received this book, compliments of Hachette Book Group and if you would like more information about this book or where to purchase your copy, click on the link below:

Great News: I am able to provide 2 copies of this book to 2 lucky winners. Simply tell me who your favorite Christian author and book is. The giveaway will end on May 13th. Trust me, once you read Ted's books, you'll be sold on his work!


Mari said...

I love Ted Dekkers writing. His books are usually hard to put down!
I would have a hard time name a favorite author. I love Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury and Ted Dekker. Their books are all the type that make you stay up late reading!
PS - did your daughter get the postcard yet?

teddytrump said...

Ted Dekker , similar as my name :p
I don' like murder serial -.-

Denise said...

Great review.

Mich said...

Love any books by Francine Rivers or Karen Kingsbury. Their latest will always be my favorite.

I haven't read any of his books, but willing to give it a whirl.

RCUBEs said...

Dropping by to wish you an early Hapy Mother's Day sister Kat! God bless you always.

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

Oh, I love Ted Dekker. This sounds like a great book!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it, Kat!


KrippledWarrior said...

I have two favorite Christian Authors: CS Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters" and RC Sproul, "The End Of The World According To Jesus" & "Now That's A good Question."

Jane In The Jungle said...

Right now it's Mindy Starnes her writing...I've been reading her mysteries.
I've never read Ted Dekker but have always wanted to try one!!

Carol said...

I've never read any of Ted's books. I'd be interested in checking them out.

One of my favorite authors is Karen Kingsbury. I started reading her "First Born" series and was then hooked.

Thanks for all of the great giveaways.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't read those kind of stories.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I was introduced to C. S. Lewis 2 years ago, I really enjoy him. Also Like Joyce Meyers books.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'm reading the Confident Woman by Joyce meyer right now.

Forgot to add this to my comment.

Heckety said...

How I love Ted Dekker's work! And this sounds like a good'un! Something else that's useful about his writing is you can lend the books to non-Christian friends and they'll read it and comment without putting up all the walls. So if I don't win this is going on my Wish List!!!

Laura said...

Hi Kat!

My daughter and I both read through the Circle Series in no time flat! We both really enjoyed them. Wonderful books! But the covers of some of his other works seem a little.....creepy. Thanks for the review. I'd like to ck this one out!

teddytrump said...

Hope I can get this :D