The Bride Collector
July 2012 is Cord Blood Awareness month
Read a book this summer that has the letters B-L-O-O-D in the title (these letters do not have to be in order)
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Read a book this summer in which a CHARACTER GETS SHOT
The killer is swiftly introduced to us as Quinton Gauld – though not known to the detective, Brad Raines. Dekker builds a compelling character in Gauld, a man with a troubled but ordered mind. His personality and outlook are quickly and firmly established and remain consistent for the bulk of the adventure. He is intelligent but imperfect, occasional...more
The dialogue is route and at times, painful. The main character is two dimensional as all get out, and do...more
Quite frankly I think Mr. Dekker should have taken...more
Quinton Gauld kills his victims by drilling their heels and letting their blood drain completely from their bodies.
Ironically, he thinks he's doing them a "favor" by sending "God's seven most beautiful creations" back to Him.
It's FBI Agents Brad Raines and Nikki Holden's job to stop him. However, along the way, Nikki (who you later find out is one of the "Seven"), is captured by Gauld and "sent" back to where she rightfully belongs: with God in Heaven.
Agent Raines, whose troubled past keeps...more
The set up is a serial killer who has glued beautiful women to walls and systematically drained their blood by inserting a drill in their heels. He leaves them wearing a bridal veil on their nude torsos. This psychotic killer has motivated the FBI to find the murderer and stop further killings. Brad Raines, a 32 ye...more
The protagonist is attracted to his model-lookalike partner. Are you tired of that storyline yet? I am. He also has a broken heart that has yet to heal fro about 10 years ago, and of course, this means that he is hard to ensnare into a relationship. All men like this are attractive to women, because we love a challenge.
The killer is a bit more interesting. He is killing young beautiful women (of course! No ugl...more
The plot shows...more
A psychopath seeks beautiful women to kill, believing that he is doing God’s work by sending the ‘brides’ home. After following a lead to a mental institution, Brad, the detective on the Bride Collector’s case seeks the help from several of the patients. Though afflicted by mental illness, several of the...more
FBI agent Brad Raines is hunting for a serial killer who kidnaps beautiful women, drills holes in their heels and then hangs them in a pose reminiscent of the crucifiction, draining their blood. The killer, who uses makeup to cover any blemishes and dresses his victims in a bridal veil, is dubbed "The Bride Collector" by the FBI. Brad employs four patients at a mental health clinic to help in his search; all four have crippling forms of mental illness ranging from m...more
Being a fan of Ted Dekker, I knew the type of novel I would be reading when I selected The Bride Collector. Dekker is one of my favorite fiction authors. For instance, I knew I would find dark suspense (often not for the squeamish), tight well-written plot and dialogue, and a focus on some component of Christianity.What I did not expect was to begin to question my perception or at least to reconsider m...more
FBI Special Agent Brad Raines is at a dead-end in his investigation. Nikki Holden, a forensic psychologist, working with Brad is of the opinion that the killer thinks of himself as the groom and that his preparations of the body are done out of love. When the kill...more
The book follows the character of FBI agent Brad Raines, a man who is no stranger to loss. With his own dark past looming over him, he attempts to uncover the identity of a killer known only as the Bride Collector. The Bride Collector has tracked...more
Brad Raines along with his partner Nikki Holden are after a serial killer who has killed several women already. Brad believes there will be 7 women killed altogether. The killer is on the lose and looking for yet another victim so the race is on to find and stop these horrible murders.
Brad is out of options and the killer is still out there. Believing that the serial killer is or could of been from an institution for exceptionally smart but disturbed he turns to the Center for Wellbeing and Int...more
The story begins at the newest crime scene left by a s...more
FBI Special Agent Brad Raines is having a hard time cracking the Bride Collector case. But when the killer targets a beautiful forensic psychologist who works with Raines, it...more
FBI Agent Brad Raines is in search of a killer that is leaving no clues, just a path of terrifying killings that will hit very close to home for Raines. Raines has to take unconventional steps to search out this kill...more
I haven't had much experience with Ted Dekker over the years, but I've always enjoyed the books of his I've read. It's Christian fiction that always kind of makes me wonder exactly how Christian it really is, and that, to me, is always a good thing. (L'Engle and Mauriac both wrote like that, though obviously in different genres.) Religious aspects aside, Dekker writes solid, intelligent thrillers that usually manage to keep me guessing. The Br...more