Review: Delilah West V1 by Maxine O'Callaghan

24156572Title: Delilah West V1
Author: Maxine O'Callaghan
Published: Nov. 27, 2014
Publisher: Brash Books
Pages: 398
Genre: Mystery, P.I.
Review: ebook provided by publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, 

BAD NEWS & TROUBLE – Before Kinsey Millhone, Sharon McCone and V.I. Warshawski, there was Delilah West, the sensitive, gutsy and resourceful private eye who shattered the boundaries of mystery fiction…starting with the ground-breaking short stories in this collection.

DEATH IS FOREVER – – Ex-cop Delilah West is working as a PI with her husband Jack when he’s killed while investigating a missing person’s case. Grief-stricken and enraged, she becomes obsessed with finding the killer…only to wake up drugged in a skid-row hotel room with him lying beside her with a knife in his back. It’s the perfect frame, nailing her for an obvious revenge killing. Now she’s on the run…living on a razor’s edge trying to avoid capture while searching for the murderers who’ve destroyed her life.

RUN FROM NIGHTMARE – When thirty-year-old Janet Valek dashes off to some small desert town and doesn’t come back, her worried family hires PI Delilah West to check up on her. Delilah gladly accepts the mundane case. Delilah is still reeling from hunting down her husband’s killer and has as buried herself in routine cases ever since. The more routine the better. But it turns out that Janet has vanished, and when corpses turning up dead. Delilah fears Janet may be in a shallow grave…and discovers that there are people who would like to put the feisty PI in one, too.

I received this book to give an honest review.

When I read book three I really loved Delilah as a P.I. she is always finding herself in trouble while the is investigating things for clients. We start of with some short stories that were really quick and not to serious to read. I enjoyed that because we see that as a P.I. Delilah gets weird little cases besides the big ones.
In Death is Forever Delilah is still dealing with the death of her husband Jack who died six months ago. When she gets asked to find a girl who has gone missing she doesn't really want to do it until she realizes that it could be connected to her husband's murder. What she uncovers is not what she was expecting and she has a fight on her hands with trying to uncover the truth and stay alive.
I really liked how no matter what she never gave up to find the truth. I can't wait to dive into the next story in this book. 
Run From Nightmare Delilah is now moving on once she found her husband's killer. Though she is just taking small jobs and nothing big. But when Rita a close friend of hers comes and ask her to look into the disappearance of someone she knows. she doesn't want to at first. Though when she meets the brother and father of Janet (who is the girl missing) she realizes she needs to take the job. Though she slowly puts the puzzle together on what happened to her she finds herself looking at death once again. I really liked how Delilah didn't give up no matter what was thrown her way or who was trying to stop her. I hope that the author has more of this P.I. as it is a good and fast read.


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