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 June 24, 2017 at 1:23 am

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

    • Vanessa June 24, 2017 at 7:51 am

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

  • LilyElement June 24, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Loveee when short books work out well 😀

  • [email protected] addicted 2 reading June 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    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.

    • Vanessa June 24, 2017 at 7:50 am

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

  • Carole's Random Life June 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

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

    • Vanessa June 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

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

  • Vanessa June 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for stopping by Geybie 🙂

  • Karen June 26, 2017 at 1:30 am

    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

    • Vanessa June 26, 2017 at 8:30 am

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

  • Melliane June 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

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

    • Vanessa June 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm

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

  • AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB June 27, 2017 at 2:55 am

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

    Great review!

    • Vanessa June 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      So true. Thanks AngieElle 🙂

  • Melissa (Books and Things) June 29, 2017 at 3:39 am

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

    • Vanessa June 30, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Hehe, thanks Melissa 🙂


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