Great First Lines: Lost Deep Down

It’s time for another great first line. Today, we’re looking at the first line of Lost Deep Down by Sara Davison.

Great First Line of Lost Deep Down
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The First Line of Lost Deep Down

The house should have been completely quiet. Still, Summer Velásquez stirred in her sleep.

Okay, so the first line of Lost Deep Down had my inner detective stirring. The statement that the house “should have been completely still” tells us that it wasn’t.

  • Why wasn’t it still?
  • Is there someone in the house? Who is it?
  • Does she have a roommate?
  • Is the person trying to hurt her? Kill her?

Since we’re assuming Summer is the protagonist because she is being introduced in the opening scene, we know that if someone did try to kill her, she escaped. But there are still more questions that pop into your head:

  • Did the person make a sound? What was it?
  • Who was Summer and why would someone be in her house?
  • Does she have something of value that they want to steal?
  • Does she know something of worth to the intruder?
  • How will this home invasion play out in the rest of the novel?

How this plays out in Lost Deep Down

The scene with the intruder served as a catalyst into the story. That experience affected everything that happened after.

It also put Summer on edge for much of the story. She was hyper-aware of her surroundings and the people she came in contact with.

The first line of Lost Deep Down set the pace for the rest of the novel. The reader begins the story on edge with their hearts racing and a curiosity to know what happens next.

 

About Lost Down Deep (The Mosaic Collection) (The Rose Tattoo Trilogy Book 1)

Lost Deep DownShe 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.

 Get your copy of Lost Deep Down today. I received a review copy from the author; a positive review was not required. What did you think of the first line of Lost Deep Down?

 

About Sara Davison

Sara DavisonSara 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 favorite way to spend the days (and nights) is drinking coffee and making stuff up. Get to know Sara better at www.saradavison.org and @sarajdavison.

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