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... show more
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 Wellbeing 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...
Publish date: April 13th 2010
Publisher: Center Street
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
This reminded me of American Psycho meets the cast of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. (Not sure if that is good or bad.) I think that this one had potential but ultimately ended up a bit too formulaic and cliché for me. I will say that there were some great secondary characters that were developed ...
This book really does get into your head. A serial killer on the loose and some gifted, albeit mentally challenged, individuals are called in to assist in solving the case(s). It raises the question of what drives one's neurosis and psychosis -- everyone single one of us -- and how it affects our in...
Not for the faint of heart this is a dark, deeply disturbing tour-de-force of good versus evil, told in bone chillng, graphic detail. Make no mistake he will take you there and hold you hard and long into the night. My hat is off, Mr. DeKker. Bring it on!
Ultimiatly it was a good book. Definitely had you guessing what the killer was up to until the end. I wish I could do half stars so I could give it 3 1/2. I just couldn't give it four, something about the last half was a little off to me, but it was a very good book.
Brad Raines is an FBI detective facing one of his most gruesome cases ever; a serial killer who dresses his victims as brides, glues them to a wall, cuts their ankles and allows them to bleed out. Through a twist of circumstance he enlists the help of patients from the “Center of Wellness and Intel...