Delirious by Daniel Palmer. Kensington, 2011. (Published February 1)
Delirious, Daniel Palmer’s debut novel, is the story of Charlie Giles, an executive at software corporation SoluCent. Charlie’s seemingly perfect life quickly begins to unravel, and he begins to question his own sanity. Charlie’s family history doesn’t help. His father and brother are both schizophrenic. As things spiral further and further out of control, Charlie must figure out if he really is losing his mind or if someone is trying to set him up.
I was excited to read Delirious after a recent Twitter conversation with a fellow book blogger. She had just finished reading it on an airplane and said she was so surprised by the ending that she accidentally uttered a few expletives in this very public place. I agree with her to an extent. I knew what the answer was, but was surprised by how Palmer got there. Aside from that, I enjoyed the story and the characters. Charlie’s brother, Joe, and Joe’s therapist, Rachel, play major roles in helping Charlie determine what is happening to him. They were strong, likable characters. Even Charlie, who starts out as a bit of jerk, becomes a likable character. I found myself rooting for him.
All in all, I think Delirious is an excellent debut thriller. I’m looking forward to seeing what Daniel Palmer comes up with next. If you like psychological thrillers, I think you’ll like Delirious.
The author sent me an extra signed ARC to giveaway to one lucky reader! If Delirious sounds like it’s up your alley, leave a comment below to enter. Be sure to include a way for me to contact you. For an extra entry, tweet about this post and include my twitter handle (@iubookgirl).
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Entry 1: Leave a comment with contact info (email and/or twitter handle).
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I’ll pick the winner next Wednesday, February 23 after 5pm.
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