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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1 . Disappointed
Posted March 20, 2011 by MysteryLover , PhoenixNo idea how this book got such positive reviews. Just awful, awful writing.
2 . This book is a must read!!!
Posted July 09, 2010 by C Gilbert , Dallas, TexasI love most of the Ted Dekker books, but this one is just outstanding. He keeps you guessing until the very end. If you love suspense, you will love this book!
3 . GREAT Book - Couldn't Put it Down
Posted June 18, 2010 by SC , Coeur d'Alene, IDFantastic book!!! I litterally gasped out loud at one point. Things happened that I never saw coming. The characters are so well crafted that it's almost as if they could be someone you know, even yourself. The overall theme of love & forgiveness resonate throughout. You won't be able to put this one down.
4 . Awesome Read...Suspense... Good vs Evil... Unconditional Love
Posted April 25, 2010 by JC , LawrenceburgI don't believe in retelling the plot in a review. That's why YOU read the book!!! So I'll just say this is one of Ted's best works in this genre to date. There are characters that are entriguing, characters that are endearing, and characters that will give you nightmares if you read before bed like me!! The overall theme that I took away from this book is LOVE. Not just romantic love but unconditional love, The love that ulitimately conquers all!!!!
April 12, 2010
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