She is the only one who can tell the police who attacked her in her home.
If only she could remember …
Summer Velasquez is on the run from a man she has no recollection of after an attack she can’t recall.
Every face in the crowd is a potential suspect, so how is Summer supposed to know who is a threat to her and who isn’t?
After fleeing her assailant and the parents who lied to her about what happened, she changes her name and seeks refuge in Elora, Ontario. The small town feels familiar, although she has no memory of ever having been here.
Even in what should be a safe place, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.
When Ryan Taylor strolls into the Taste of Heaven Café where she works, Summer is immediately drawn to him. However, he may not be who he says he is either. As her suspicions grow, Summer prepares to run again.
But at least one person is determined to stop her. Permanently. And if she can’t remember who he is, this time he may succeed.
This story is packed with drama and intrigue and there are several characters who aren't who they seem to be. Lost Down Deep begins with a horrific attack on Summer Velasquez that leaves her unable to remember her attacker and the last seven years of her life. What she does remember is that she's never felt deep parental love and even now, after coming out of a coma, she believes that her parents are keeping something from her. Her flight to another town and a new identity offer her the chance to finally experience friendship and maternal love from her landlord Nancy, a return to faith, and the attention of several men. Summer feels a special connection to Ryan Taylor but is his interest in her a recent occurrence or does he already know her? How does Jude McCall fit into the equation? Who is the other man who seems to be paying a lot of attention to the new waitress at the Heaven Cafe? Who can Summer truly trust?
Author Sara Davison kept me in suspense for a long time and it wasn't until several chapters into the story that I understood the significance of the title and the cover. I was also very surprised to learn the true reason for Summer's initial attack and the danger that she was still in. As the lies and deceit are uncovered, it becomes obvious that this story has many layers and that trust has certainly been lost!
Amnesia, drug abuse, deep guilt, and alcoholism all play a role in Lost Down Deep but I love that Davison chooses to focus on hope, faith, and forgiveness. This is the first book of The Rose Tattoo Trilogy and I look forward to reading what Davison has in store. I heartily recommend Lost Down Deep to all who enjoy romantic suspense and Christian fiction.
I received an e-copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sara Davison is the author of the romantic suspense novel, The Watcher, and the romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy. She has been a finalist for eight national writing awards, including Best New Canadian Christian author, a Carol Award, and two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a Word and Cascade Award winner. Sara has a degree in English Literature from Queen's University. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband Michael and their three children, all of whom she (literally) looks up to. Her favourite way to spend the days (and nights) is drinking coffee and making stuff up.
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