Jan 18, 2011

Book Review/Giveaway: Delirious by Daniel Palmer


Title: Delirious
Author: Daniel Palmer
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Kensington, available January 25, 2011
Genre: Techno-thriller, psychological thriller
Source: Advance uncorrected proof from the author
Objective rating: 4.5 out of 5

"I've been experiencing lost time," Charlie said.
"I see," she said. "That can be very scary."
"I may have done things that I can't remember doing," Charlie explained.

   (ch. 23, from an advance uncorrected proof. Final copy may differ).
Plot:  Charlie Giles is rich and successful, creator of a  revolutionary electronics product, InVision, and a senior director at a giant electronics firm. But something suddenly goes wrong.

Charlie seems to be doing unexplainable things in the company and also in his private life. Charlie can't remember writing threatening notes that appear in his own handwriting. He can't remember being involved in murders though all the evidence points to him. His father and brother were schizophrenic and Charlie had been assured he was born free of the disease. But was he? How to explain unexplainable events that lead to threats and murder? Is he also a victim of this mental disorder? Charlie becomes a fugitive trying to find the answers that will preserve his sanity, his legacy, and his own family.

Comments: Well written page turner and  psychological thriller, the book takes you into the world of medicine, corporate conglomerates, technology, while it spins a compelling story of  sanity, mental disorder, family loyalty, and revenge. Well worth reading for lovers of suspense and mystery. To read the first few chapters of the book:  The prologue and first three chapters can be found here: http://www.http//bit.ly/hmMBT8

Book giveaway: Author Daniel Palmer has provided a second, signed ARC of his new book for a reader. To enter the book giveaway, leave a comment with your email address and tell us the name of a  mystery, thriller you have read. U.S. and Canadian residents only; no P.O. boxes, please. The give away ends Feb. 10.

More about the author/musician:  http://www.danielpalmerbooks.com/
Download a free copy of Daniel's album “Home Sweet Home” at www.http://bit.ly/fW6SN3 

(Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers. )

© Harvee Lau 2011
UPDATE: Winner of the giveaway is stacibuckeye. Congratulations! An email has been sent!


  1. Great Teaser!

    I can't enter giveaway... but here's my Tuesday Tease for you :)



  2. Great teaser! This sounds like a great book! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. "I've been experiencing lost time." That's a great line - I'll read the book on the strength of that!

  4. Lost time...very scary!

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. that would be such a scary feeling--losing time. great teaser. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  6. What a frightening situation to find himself in. Great teaser.

  7. Sounds like a good thriller. However, I don't read many suspense/thriller books.

    Thanks for visiting My Reading Corner.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway-I had just recently heard about Italian Wedding Soup

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    I am having one also http://chocolateandcroissants.blogspot.com/2011/01/75-gift-card-giveaway-from-csn.html

  9. What a terrifying situation to be in! But it makes a great teaser!

  10. Poor Charlie...how scary it must be not to remember the things you have done and he doesn't know if it's a genetic disease or something else.

    A very intriguing teaser!

  11. Great teaser.

    The most recent mystery/thriller I read was The Devotion of Suspect X, which I ended up really enjoying.

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  12. A really good thriller I read was Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.


  13. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-relationship-obits.html

  14. Thanks for the giveaway and awesome post!

    I recently read all of Charlaine Harris' mystery and thrillers.

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  15. Nice teaser! Here's mine: http://southernfiberreads.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/teaser-tuesday-2/

  16. Wow, I'd be very afraid too if I realized that I'd lost time ...

  17. This sounds like a good thriller. No need to enter me though --too many unread books as it is.

  18. this sounds like a real pager turner and with an original plot!

  19. I can't wait to receive this one, sounds so good, a real page turner.

  20. I can't even begin to imagine how scary that must be for the main character! I am glad you enjoyed this one!

  21. I have heard great things about this one.

    Please do not enter me, I hope you are enjoying it.

  22. I'm reading "They're Watching," by Gregg Hurwitz, right now and really enjoying it!

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  23. There are a lot of great mystery books...I'm thinking Charade by Gilbert Morris.


  24. The last mystery I read was Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and it was a real thriller, very good read.

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  25. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman was very good!
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  26. I love lost time stories! The book sounds really interesting! And a great teaser! Thanks for hosting! And thanks to the author for the extra book!


  27. Cross Fire by James Patterson

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  28. Great post. I'm in the process of reading "Gideon's War" by Howard Gordon.

    mcbookshelf at gmail dot com
    Thoughts in Progress

  29. Oh, I would love to win! I recent;y read Third Degree by Greg Iles.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  30. Harvee,

    Thanks again for your insightful review of Delirious. I'm glad you found it such an exciting page-turner---tough to do, but exactly what I was striving for while writing it. Looking forward to you reading my next books!

    My best,


    My Website: Daniel Palmer Books


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