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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Delirious by Daniel Palmer


One day, Charlie Giles is an up-and-coming electronics superstar. The next, he's a prime homicide suspect as his former employers are picked off one by one. Charlie watches his life unravel as his company and inventions are wrenched from his control, and his family is decimated. With nowhere else to turn, he enlists his schizophrenic brother to uncover the dark family secrets that lie at the heart of the unfolding terror. "Delirious" is a mind-bending story where the line between what is real and what is imagined twists and turns...an addictive literary puzzle that every reader will want to solve.


Oh my goodness! When I started this book I had no idea what to expect. I'm still pretty new to the Thriller genre and I'd never read a Techno-thriller before. I'm really glad that I took a leap of faith on this book because I really enjoyed it.

Charlie Giles has it all at the beginning of the book. He has a great job and has a fair number of people who work for him. But then he gets word that his department is being "axed" and the job has been done internally. Even though Charlie tries extremely hard not to lose his job he is eventually fired. To add insult to injury he's becoming Delirious just like his brother and father....NOT GOOD AT ALL!

That's when things start to get REALLY interesting! Charlie finds a note that he apparently hand wrote himself, that lists all the people from his old job who MUST die. Charlie doesn't remember writing such a horrible note. Was he the one who ACTUALLY wrote it? Has Charlie already acted on the note or not? That is where the roller coaster begins! Usually I'm not a fan of roller coasters but the one in this book was a fun ride.

I thought that this book, for a debut, was really strongly written through out the whole book. This may sound really sick but my favorite part was watching Charlie deteriorate into craziness. I was a little disappointed by the climax of the story. There was a really strong build up to it and then it kind of leveled off.

Overall, I was really impressed by this book. Even with the leveling off at the climax I wasn't able to knock the rating down too much. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to add a little craziness to their TBR pile.




Monica said...

Great review! I haven't heard of this book before but now I'm definitely going to check it out! I love books with crazy characters! Thanks for the awesome review!


Marce said...

Great review, I can't wait to receive it, totally my kind of read even though I haven're read techno triller before.

Megan Marie said...

Just stopping by to let you know how pretty I think your blog is and to give you THIS!

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

I don't normally read thrillers but this one sounds really interesting.

Daniel said...


What a great review-- thanks for the kind words! Releasing a debut novel isn't easy, but the positive feedback from readers like you makes it all worthwhile. Glad I could convince you to take the "leap of faith" into the thriller genre. Looking forward to you reading and reviewing my next book.

My best,


P.S. - The Prologue is available to view here! I'll be posting the first few chapters in the weeks to come to, so stay tuned!

My Website: Daniel Palmer Books