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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Dekker Narrator: John Glover Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781607881889
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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 is 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 increases the frequency—and volume—of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines. One of Raines’ friends and colleagues, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • Robert Petkoff masterfully portrays intelligence officer Ryan Evans's personality change after he experiences torture in the Middle East. Petkoff's versatile vocal skills deliver a compelling plot that is classic Dekker. In particular, Petkoff's depiction of the insane workings of the serial killer's mind is riveting. AudioFile Magazine on BoneMan's Daughters
  • New York Times bestselling author Dekker returns with another piece of dark fiction in which a serial killer takes center stage…Dekker is well known for incorporating spiritual elements (without sermonizing) into his suspense thrillers, and his latest is no exception.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2011 Christy Award Nominee for Best Suspense Novel
  • Selected for the April 2010 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mysterylady | 5/16/2011

    " It was ok. The second chapter was a little disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/15/2011

    " Good detective story and then some. Really enjoyed this.


  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Genie | 5/14/2011

    " This sucked. I could barely get through the first couple chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/6/2011

    " His best book of all !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 4/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this novel and the look into the mind of mental illness. Although I find the love story to be a little far-fetched, I did enjoy the book and it kept me on the edge of my seat. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'll definitely be looking into more of his work later on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 4/11/2011

    " Only on page 30--so far, so good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vamsi | 4/10/2011

    " Too long and tedious especially the audiobook "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 4/8/2011

    " The book was readable. I would read another of his books. He touched on Paradise's background but if he gave hints as to what happened to her I felt he could have actually told us her background. If the author thought it didn't matter, then why even touch on it. "

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About the Author
Author Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, with more than seven million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil. His works include THR3E, Blink, Heaven’s Wager, When Heaven Weeps, and more. Raised in the jungles of Indonesia, he now lives with his wife and children in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

John Glover, most famous for his roles as villainous characters on television and in films, has performed many times on stage, winning a Tony Award for his role in Love! Valour! Compassion! He also appeared in the film version.