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Palmer, the son of bestselling author Michael Palmer, makes his phenomenal fiction debut with a fiendishly inventive psychological thriller in which the line between what is real and what is imagined twists and turns. Not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period.--Lee Child.
Charlie Giles, inventor of a new digital-entertainment system for automobiles, is
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Rick F.
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delirious is billed as a thriller- but so much more- A very touching and affecting portrait of the effect mental illness has on a family- especially two brothers and how they come to understand each other under very difficult circumstances- so a great thriller indeed - but also a coming of age aspect too. David Palmer is a superb writer. The character of Charlie evolves so very much over the course of this superb book. The reader's understanding of the mentally ill and the challenges they face- ...more
Kirsten
I had a hard time reading this book. It is an excellently crafted thriller. It has a unique set up, but one that is particularly personal to me. I am not schizophrenic like Joe, the main character's brother. But I am epileptic and the twist in this book really bothered me. It is horrifying to think that something like this is possible. But, I'm scared that it might be.
Laura
Jan 28, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found the writing long-winded and sometimes extraneous. I didn't particularly like Charlie, the main character and I couldn't bring myself to care about his plight. I skimmed the second half of the book, trying to see if it got better. For me, it didn't.
Suspense Magazine
Charlie Giles worked hard to get to the top of the high tech company Solucent. He also made more than a few enemies in the process. Now his success will come with a price and he finds himself in a desperate fight to stop a killer. The problem is convincing himself and others that he’s not the killer.
Is someone out to get him, make him think he's the killer or is his worst nightmare coming true? With the help of his schizophrenic brother, he frantically tries to solve the mystery while still try
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Esma Tezgi
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5
Kısa sürede okursanız daha etkileyici hale gelecek, güzel bir fikir üzerine yazılmış güzel bir kitap. Eksikleri yok değil ancak zaman geçirmek için uygun bir kitap.
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Judy Collins
Daniel Palmer’s DELIRIOUS delivers an intense non-stop suspense debut with corporate espionage on steroids, for a bang up psychological thriller.

Eddie Prescott was world-class software engineer whose life spiraled out of control, a partner of Charlie Giles, who took a wrong turn and ended his life from a bridge.

Charlie Giles sold his successful start-up company to a Boston electronics firm, where he now serves as senior director. As a top software engineer at SoluCent, developing cutting edge I
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Daniel Audet
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished this book. Palmer has written a good first effort. no doubt we will be hearing, and reading, more from him. This book is a very internal or mental process narration and if this is your thing then this book is for you.
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Coming up on pg 100 I'm, thus far, drawn into the mental, possibly disturbed, world of the main character still unsure who he is and if he has serious issues. Palmer is
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Pamela
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like reading suspense and thriller novels
Recommended to Pamela by: bostick communications
"Delirious" by Daniel Palmer was awesome...Charlie Giles, a software entrepreneur is on top of the world...he has money, success and a great future ahead of him; however, he's missing some of the most important things in like like family, friends, love...Getting to the top hasn't been easy for Charlie, but he's made it...even if he's had to bump a few heads along the way.
However, when someone suggests that Charlie crash a company meeting on a subject that will affect his product, everything sta
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Corny
Apr 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
This first novel was horrendous from start to finish. A good idea badly written is still a lousy book. From the beginning, our hero wanders through a series of frameups that a man of his supposed intellect would never have allowed to happen. The story is so preposterous that I could not suspend my disbelief and the writing is amateurish as well.I hate books where we are treated to the character's thoughts ad nauseam. Should he do this or should he do that. If he does this, this might happen but ...more
Debbie "DJ"
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


An excellent thriller. I found myself reading so fast just to see what would happen next. Lots of twists and turns, just when I thought I might have figured it out a new bit of information comes into play. This is a story of a powerful executive who starts receiving notes about who he is going to kill, but doesn't remember writing them even though they are written in his handwriting. His brother is schizophrenic, and he begins to question his own mind. Is he really behind the murders, or is som
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Diane S ☔
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After coming up with a new invention that includes in one thin piece everything one needs for entertainment in a car, Charlie is on top of the world. Successful business, alot of money, loves his job. Than everything falls apart and Charlie doesn't know if it the same mental illness that has impacted his brothers and fathers lives. Or is someone out to get him, but that its the first sign of mental illness. Very good first novel, interesting suspense and storyline. This is a solid thriller, wher ...more
Lisa
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first read of this Author & I must say I loved every minute got me turning the pages great plot & the story delves into the illness of Schizophrenia which was very interesting as well as Epilepsy a good thriller well written will read more of this Author
Jennifer
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: jennsicurella@verizon.net
Shelves: mystery
You know the old adage "Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you"? That's the theme of Delirious in a nutshell. Charlie is a highly successful, detail oriented man whose life begins to unravel. He's seeing things and hearing things that others can't. He's finding notes to himself, written in his own handwriting, that he doesn't remember ever writing. With a family history of schizophrenia, is seems likely that Charlie's sudden career crash-and-burn is caused by th ...more
The Sunday Book Review
Rating: 2 out of 3 stars

What could have possibly gone wrong? Charlie Giles had it all. He had a great job with numerous people working for him. He was even allowed to bring his dog to work! Then he got that email. Saying his department was going to be shut down and someone in the company was behind the siege. Try as he might, in the end he gets fired and his biggest fear comes to light: He is becoming delirious. Just like his father and brother.

And then it becomes critical. He finds a hand writt
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Philip
First book that I have read from the author, Daniel Palmer. At first I thought this was not going to be a book for me, but after the third chapter I was hooked. It was not what I expected. Delirious is a book that is full of surprises and has an ending that you never would thought of until the last few chapters. I would suggest if you enjoy a good mystery, thriller or suspense read pick this book up and give it a try.

This is a review from Craig, who is on my friends list and he has written a b
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Sharon
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
The first two thirds of this book was quite good-- full of mind-screwing twists and intriguing plot turns. Unfortunately, the denouement really jumped the shark. It was a mess of ridiculous conclusions and unbelievable explanations. Disappointing.
Kim
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had a great start but just went off the rails for me and became ridiculous (and not in a good way).
Fran
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delirious
Author: Daniel Palmer
Reviewed by Fran Lewis

Appearances can be deceiving. Often what really is might not be. What you think if happened can all be one illusion created to distort your mind and soul with the purpose of manipulating the outcome for someone else’s benefit or pleasure. Betrayals can destroy your spirit, trust and motivation creating a negative outlook for someone with a fragile persona. Eddie Prescott was world-class software engineer whose life spiraled out of control. A se
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Giovanni Gelati
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Debut novels sometimes are a bummer, but once in a while you find that one has it running on all cylinders; that is Delirious. This is a novel that mixes elements of a few genres together, but Daniel Palmer weaves them into one tightknit novel that is difficult to put down. Here is the 411 on the plotline:
“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
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Jamie
Jan 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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D.J. Weaver
Apr 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charlie Giles is successful, intelligent, wealthy and a bit of a snob. His company has done well and his baby, InVision, is a hit. Charlie is on top of the world... until strange things start to happen.
Charlie begins to find notes in his own handwriting, that he can't remember writing. Then a woman who claims to work for his company, SoluCent, comes to him with information that his life's work is to be threatened from within the company. Charlie intends to see that this does not happen and after
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Lissa
Apr 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
I thought the beginning of the novel was extremely slow. About half-way through the novel, the suspense started picking up. When Charlie got admitted to the hospital. I was starting to question myself on whats going on with Charlie. Is he losing his mind? or is someone trying to set him up.

I was really curious of who Anne Peterson are, and what was her involvement in the story. I found it a little unreal that charlies ex-partnet Eddie Prescott started talking to him. There was definately somethi
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Ginny
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this debut novel by Daniel Palmer and was fascinated by the technology described throughout. It was completely believable to me because the minute you buy the latest technology available on the market, something even more incredible is offered the next day or week. I loved the characters of Charlie, Joe and Rachel and the relationships that developed. Unfortunately, I guessed the outcome of the story early on and remained convinced even though I didn't know how it would play out. But, ...more
Karen
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
what can I say? An interesting suspense novel weakened by the incredibly irrational thoughts of Charlie, our protagonist. I had a hard time believing that he could doubt his own sanity so completely and jump to such wild conclusions so quickly. His character was very inconsistent, tough talking in business but so weak on an emotional level. Then there was the bathroom scene. That apartment must have had an incredible hot water heater to spew out hot steamy water for so long. Overall an enjoyable ...more
Craig
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2013
Delirious was an incredibly fast paced thriller. The character development was superb. The plot line was amazingly realistic especially with the added catch 22 of how do you prove you are being set up and not just suffering from schizophrenia when one of the symptoms is paranoia?

The author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing. I was able to figure out how part of the events occurred, but I freely admit the ending surprised me.

I would highly recommend Delirious to all fans of thrille
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Jean Marie
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had me wondering about the main character's mental state until the very end. Did he do it? Is he crazy? Had to finish this book the same day I started it, as I could not put it down. As the youngest of 5 kids, not very close to one another, I appreciated the relationship between the two brothers. I loved the way the story unfolded!
Donna
Mar 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I gave up reading this book half way through when I realized that I really didn't care what happened to the characters next. Sad, but true. The potential for a really good story is there and perhaps it was just my take on the events in the book but it just didn't seem to work. I hope others like it better.
Anita
Feb 19, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: with-david, audio
I was liking the book until the end when the mystery starts unraveling. It just seemed like a ridiculous motive for everthing that happened in the book and I found it hard to take seriously. I would have given it 3 stars, but there were too many "f bombs" for me to recommend this book to anyone.
Andy Plonka
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Techno whiz Charlie finds himself the object of a weird plot in which he is led to believe he has killed several people who worked for him. He knows he is innocent but the interesting bit is how his adversary gets him to almost believe he is going crazy. I misssed the finer points of the technology but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless.
BitchWhisperer




Wasted time that I will never get back. The only reason I gave it two stars is because I finished it. It had just enough intrigue to make me stay with it. In the end, totally
predictable . zzzzzzzzz
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DANIEL PALMER is the author of four critically-acclaimed suspense novels. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children where he is currently at work on his next novel.
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