Delta

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Pub Date 4 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2022

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Description

Jason Carico is a grieving father, desperately trying to come to grips with the loss of his eight-year-old stepdaughter, Delta, who drowned two months ago.

But if she's dead, then why is there a little girl claiming to be Delta locked up in his basement?

Desperately wanting to believe her, Jason attempts to live a normal life while hiding his nightmare below. His anxiety explodes when his late wife's sister appears on his doorstep. Can he trust her? Would she believe him? And what will the police think if they ever find out the only African American man in town has a white girl trapped in his basement?

The haunting motto of Mother's death cult tolls throughout the book, "The Universe has a plan, independent from the wants of man."

Jason Carico is a grieving father, desperately trying to come to grips with the loss of his eight-year-old stepdaughter, Delta, who drowned two months ago.

But if she's dead, then why is there a...


A Note From the Publisher

Tom Starita is the author of two novels, "Two Ways to Sunday" and "Growth & Change are Highly Overrated". When asked for her thoughts about him, Oprah Winfrey said, "Who?" Tom Hanks refused to respond to an email asking for a quote, and former Mets great Mookie Wilson once waved to him from a passing taxi.

Originally from Staten Island, NY, Starita has now found a home in the beautiful beach community of Stratford, Connecticut, with his amazing wife Shannon, their daughter Chloe and their dog Lola. He remains a loyal fan of the New York Mets.

Tom Starita is the author of two novels, "Two Ways to Sunday" and "Growth & Change are Highly Overrated". When asked for her thoughts about him, Oprah Winfrey said, "Who?" Tom Hanks refused to...


Advance Praise

"Delta is a book well worth reading. One that deals with dramatic subjects while crafting a suspenseful horror tale." -Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

"Delta is a book well worth reading. One that deals with dramatic subjects while crafting a suspenseful horror tale." -Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life


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Featured Reviews

When I originally saw this cover I was a little skeptical but found the description intriguing.
No offense but the title and cover WOULD have possibly made me pass, however, this is exactly why that old adage ‘Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover’ has never been more apt!
It was literally incredible.
I pride myself on usually being able to guess ‘supposed’ twists but I never saw this one coming. I say one but I actually mean multiple!
What a tale. My fingers literally could not stop themselves from flipping the pages like a madman, twists, turns and shocks aplenty.
Not your average horror as it had it all. Sympathy for the main characters, empathy for the tragic occurrence of events and total shock at how cleverly written this book is. The ending literally took by breath away!
Progressing through this frightening and believable tale is akin to driving down a dark road when your headlights suddenly shut off, a looming sense of foreboding that grows within you at dangers that, without a doubt, lay ahead.
An absolutely stunning read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend with fervor.
A sequel perhaps? Hell yes please and I would be first in line to buy it.

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This is an amazing read. Gripping doesn't seem like it does this book justice, I literally had a pain in the neck from reading this book and first degree burns on my fingers from flipping the pages on my kindle. It was so twisty that I don't think even Sherlock Holmes could guess the ending. Incredible.

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Jason's life changed forever the day he lost his father and his daughter. Not only because they died, but because when he returned home there was girl that looked exactly like Delta, claiming to be Delta (his daughter). The difference was her lips were very blue, and she smelt like... death.

A compelling horror that started slow but then quickened up to a fantastic final showdown. There's going to be a sequel for this book (based on the ending) and I am ALL for it.

A very good horror, with a big mix of cult. Fans of cult stories and creepy horrors will enjoy this story a lot!

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Tom….sir…..STOP IT! You better be writing a sequel! Ahhhh! That last page?!

Wow.

Delta was bananas!

Complete chaos.

I freaking loved it!

Horror fans…..I found your next read!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read an arc.

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I just read Delta by Tom Starita and here is my review.

Jason is in a dark place, grieving the loss of his father and step-daughter in the river on the same day, 2 months ago.

They never found Delta’s body, heart broken, Jason goes home and to what he thinks is a now empty house…. So who is the little girl standing there claiming to be Delta?

Locking “Delta” in the basement and not knowing what to believe, Jason sets about trying to keep her safe after her mother begged him to protect her from the cult that brought her into the world.


THIS BOOK HASN’T LET ME GO YET! It was so dark and twisty that I am still slightly rattled.
This book was so eerie and dark and with this menacing undertone. I felt such sympathy for Jason. His wife died giving birth to Delta, a child not his, (I WILL NOT SPOIL THIS FOR YOU) and then he loses her and his dad in the same moment. Then you find your dead daughter in your house but she is not dead! How did she get there?

The whole book kept kicking me around like an air dancer during a hurricane! I loved the tone of the story, the character development was really simple but massively effective with the location of the book being the house Jason can’t seem to leave. This read was executed with military precision, it nailed it. I rarely gush over horror books but this one was fantastic.

I have given it 5 stars unless there isn’t a sequel then the ending makes it a 2! The ending is a massive mind warp of possibilities and I am excited to see what comes next.

Do you love horror books with a thriller twist? This is the book! This IS the book! Out Aug 4th 2022

Thank you netgalley and black rose writing for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinions.

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Jason Carico is a grieving father, desperately trying to come to grips with the loss of his eight-year-old stepdaughter, Delta, who drowned two months ago.

But if she's dead, then why is there a little girl claiming to be Delta locked up in his basement?

Desperately wanting to believe her, Jason attempts to live a normal life while hiding his nightmare below. His anxiety explodes when his late wife's sister appears on his doorstep. Can he trust her? Would she believe him? And what will the police think if they ever find out the only African American man in town has a white girl trapped in his basement?
The book cover is eye-catching and appealing and would spark my interest if in a bookshop. Thank you very much to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this ARC.

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This book started out similarly to another book that I read this month (These Silent Woods which I DNFed then went back to a month later to finish and ended up liking but not loving) but then went barrelling into a direction I did NOT see coming! I'm glad I stuck with this one despite the initial similarities between the two because even now I'm still kinda like 😦😮😯😲😳🤯😬

While I would love to just start word vomiting everywhere and get deep into this, I feel like that would be a disservice to others who want to read Delta.

I will say that this was a compelling slow-burn turned fast-paced horror thriller that took me by surprise. The author's use of flashbacks really helped to flesh out the characters & expound their relationships with one another. I felt A LOT while reading this book. Sadness, rage, confusion, suspense. There were multiple points in the story where I could not put the book down because I needed to know more/what would happen next. Better buckle up with this one!

Thank you Black Rose Writing & NetGalley for this e-ARC! Pub Date: 8/4/22

I give Delta by Tom Starita 4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I totally enjoyed this story. There were so many twists and turns that I wasn’t sure what was going to happen, but it truly kept my interest. I so hope there is going to be a sequel to this one because I will surely be looking for it. I will now be going to check out Mr. Starita’s other stories.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Jason Carico is mourning the loss of his daughter. His wife had died then his daughter drowns. It’s been two months of mourning when he discovers a little girl who looks and acts like his dead daughter but he can’t believe it. He locks her in the basement. Why? Wanting to believe that she is Delta, Jason pretends to live a normal life. When the sister of his late wife appears, he doesn’t know what to do. Should he tell her about the little girl? He is afraid. Will she believe him? If the police find out, will they believe him?

It is a terrifying story and fascinated story. The author wrote it in a way that made me want and needed to know what the circumstances of this strange situation as suddenly there is a cult that wants them both. The excellent writing had me “hooked” as I could not wait to see what happens. The twists and turns captured the horror of the feeling of Jason “being crazy” and wondering at the same time why this has happened.

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