The Bride Collector
Publisher: Center Street
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
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.
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?