Good but not great | Posted May 20, 2010
The Bride Collector was a bit of a disappointment to me for Dekker, but it still had his signature elements of suspense and a well crafted plot. In part it reminds me of his 2009 release BoneMan's Daughters because it was more of that same book type. And I wasn't BMD's biggest fan, but the Bride Collector was indeed a little better. Brad Raines is on a quest to find a killer known only as the Bride Collector. During the man hunt, he stumbles on a clue in one of the killer's cryptic notes. That clue takes him to the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a place for mentally ill patients with extraordinary intelligence. There he meets Paradise, one of their patients. Ted represented the mentally ill very well. The Bride Collector as a whole didn't thrill me, but if it wasn't Dekker, it would have. I've just come to expect more from him. But it was a good read.