Over the past decade or so, Ted Dekker has gone from a little-known Christian author to a million-selling, rave-reviewed publishing phenomenon. Books such as "The Bride Collector" prove why Dekker's novels have continued popularity. An engaging, intense, and edgy story with plenty of twists, as well as an excellent portrait of the inner workings of mentally disabled people's minds. Some people may not like this very well, though; the graphically violent sequences may be too much for certain ones, especially kids and young teens, to bear. For those who aren't too squeamish--surprisingly, after reading this, I found out that I'm not--this is definitely worth a read.