Book Review - Delilah by Niki Danforth | Blushing Geek

Mini Book Review – Delilah by Niki Danforth

Delilah by Niki Danforth | Blushing Geek

Delilah by Niki Danforth
Ronnie Lake Murder Mystery, #2
Published January 11, 2016 by Pancora Press
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
80 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Steve Lyla wants nothing more than to grant his elderly father’s dying wish, to find his sister’s killer. Is 50-something, student-sleuth Ronnie Lake ready to take on a cold case more than forty years in the making? As a divorced, downsized empty-nester, Ronnie must follow the trail of undiscovered clues in this short story to get inside the mind of a killer.


This is a really short read. I love that it didn’t beat on the bush and gave us suspense as early as the first chapter. Well, what do you expect, this is a short story after all haha.

But seriously, I love that I instantly got hooked with this story and was curious what’s the case Ronnie is going to take this time. Oh, by the way, Ronnie was the heroine from the previous book that I’ve read, Searching for Gatsby. And back then, I’m already eyeing her character because she’s the most badass 50 year old character I’ve ever read.

This one comes first I think since it happened before she got her PI license and is working some sidelines with her friend Will. Unlike the searching for Gatsby, I don’t feel any romantic vibe between Will and Ronnie. I know Will was concerned with Ronnie but that’s just it, no romance at all. I always love a good suspense story with a touch of romance, but well, this book Delilah isn’t that bad at all.

It was mysterious and kind of hard to solve the case since it happened more than 40 years ago so I’m curious what will Ronnie gonna do about it. And there’s obviously no long waiting involved since the culprit was introduced so fast. The police worked so hard on finding the suspect but still failed so it was quite a surprise that a newbie like her was able to do that fast, and take note, Will didn’t do any helping at all, aside ofcourse from helping on apprehending the culprit. I knew it’s gonna be a crime of passion but it was surprising how the title of this story just summarizes the crime though.This one’s a pretty good book to read if you only have a little time and is looking for a little mystery and suspense to company you. Don’t worry, you can still enjoy this one without reading the other two books in the Ronnie Lake Murder Mystery series.


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Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

I like short reads when I don’t have a lot of time to read.

6 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Yeah, this one’s definitely a good book to accompany you when you have only a little time available

6 years ago

Loveee when short books work out well 😀

6 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Hehe, yeah 🙂

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading

It is great when you find a short read that works well. Too many times I have come across some where the story ends abruptly and all the threads were not tied up neatly.

6 years ago

Yeah, I tried that too before a countless of times. Good thing this one worked out for me 🙂

Carole's Random Life
6 years ago

I like it when the story really gets moving early in the book. This sounds like a worthwhile read. Great review!

6 years ago

It sure is Carole. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this one too 🙂

6 years ago

Awesome. Thanks for stopping by Geybie 🙂

6 years ago

I like the sound of it being mysterious yet a quick read. That’s pretty much my attention span this summer lol

For What It’s Worth

6 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Yay! This one’s a pretty good read this summer Karen 🙂

6 years ago

It is great to hear that it is another good one there!

6 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yeah Melliane. Considering the number of pages, I never expected that I would still enjoy this one 🙂

AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB
6 years ago

So glad to see you enjoyed this one! Sometimes a short read is just what we need to while away the afternoon.

Great review!

6 years ago

So true. Thanks AngieElle 🙂

Melissa (Books and Things)

Oh this one looks interesting. I also think I know someone who would really love the mystery aspects to it. Brilly review.

6 years ago

Hehe, thanks Melissa 🙂

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