Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Bride Collector Audiobook - Review & Giveaway

I received a copy of The Bride Collector through Hachette Book Group and was unsure if this was a genre I was looking to read. After having my kids, I gave up Murder, Suspense, Horror and focused on Romance, Self Help and Fairy Tales.

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

Product Description

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?

What I Can Tell You: I usually listen to audio books while cleaning, doing scrap-booking, or straightening up around the house. There were times when I felt I had to sit and listen. Ted is a masterful storyteller building up a complex tale of twists, turns and gripping storyline.  Still not sure if this is a genre I want to stay with (for now) but The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker did not disappoint.

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