Saturday, 10 October 2015

Review: Set-Up: A Delilah West Thriller

Set-Up: A Delilah West Thriller Set-Up: A Delilah West Thriller by Maxine O'Callaghan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Delilah West is a strong character, a Private Investigator who is 36years old, divorced and currently single (her boyfriend seems to be unavailable). I loved the strength in this character and at times I chuckled through the story, especially when during a stake-out she was busting for a pee, I could feel for her sitting cross-legged trying to decide whether to blow the stake-out and run to the loo, I could literally feel her discomfort.

This is a re-release of an old story, which is well worth the read, but remember it's in a time before all the gadgets we have around now, so things are done differently, although they do have things like Letter Bombs to add some excitement, come on that would just about freak anyone out, this could be a new client for Delilah. So we have thefts, bombings, even a murder thrown into the mix to keep the tempo going at an exceeding good pace.

Most PI's follow clues to find the perp, but Delilah tends to work more like a profiler in my opinion, she watches, listens to the people involved in the case, how they speak to each other, how they speak to their spouses, she watches the body language, interprets the way they operate their businesses and life, and slowly she builds up the picture of her SUSPECT.

You will enjoy how this lady operates, it's like a breath of fresh air to be honest.

I received a copy of this story from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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