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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Bride Collector - a review by Toni

The Bride Collector, by Ted Dekker

I really enjoyed this book.  I thought it was going to be a super scary slasher book and it was not.  It was a good serial killer mystery.    I mentioned before that this is my first Dekker book and I was not let down.    I was able to connect with all the characters and stay connected and enjoy the plot through out the whole book.  I read the book in a few sittings because it was "that interesting."   I could totally see the movie version of this book while I was reading.

I liked how the plot included  the patients at the Center for Wellness and Intelligence. I enjoy plots that have this element of  "weaker" individuals that rely on their unique gift or intelligence to help in the race to stop a killer.   It is also reminder that not all mental illness is a curse and that there can be a wealth of intelligence behind those that are otherwise doomed to a medicated life of seclusion. (It sparked an interest in this topic for me).

To read more about the book check out my giveway post.   Anymore that I have to say about the characters or connections in the story I feel spoil the plot. I also think it will spoil whether I say I love or hate the ending.  You are on  your own for this! 

I liked the book and had have a great time participating in the Blog Tour.    Thank you Hachette books for my free ARC copy. 

This book comes out 4/13/2010. Snatch it up for your Summer Reading.


bermudaonion said...

I've only read one Dekker book and I enjoyed it too. He really knows how to do suspense!

Kaye said...

I've never read Dekker as I kind of thought he would be waaay too scary gory for me. Maybe I should give him a try. I've certainly seen enough positive reviews.

Have a great week, Toni!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Yea!! I am so glad you liked it! I have loved every book of his I have read!

Diane said...

Great review Toni; I really want to read this book as well.

Darlene said...

I enjoyed this book as well. I've read a few of Dekker's books now and I'll continue to read them.

Ti said...

The only Dekker I've picked up is Boneman's Daughters and that was on audio and I wasn't that impressed. I think the reader killed it for me.

Bonnie said...

This was my first Dekker book also and I'm not a big thriller reader but wanted to give it a chance. I liked it more than I thought I would! I doubt that I'll read more though as this isn't a genre that I enjoy reading.

OutnumberedMama said...

Hi Toni - I have had Dekker on my list for a while, I may have to bump it up a little.
I wanted to invite you over to my book blog where I have posted a new Giveaway Linky - just for book giveaways! I hope you will list your giveaways!

Anne said...

I haven't read Dekker before -- I love the idea of the Bride Collector LOL!!!

I'm following you!

kelly said...

This looks like a great read. Please enter my name into the drawing for the book. I love your header on your site.