What would you do if you were attacked and lost your memory as a result? What if you couldn’t trust the people closest to you? Where would you go? What would you do? Lost Deep Down is the story of one woman who found herself in just that situation–here’s my review.
My Review of Lost Deep Down
Lost Deep Down is the story of Summer who has lost her most recent memories because of a trauma. She believes she’s still in danger and runs away to a small town. There she meets Ryan, whom she is instantly drawn to. But Ryan has his own secrets.
It’s hard to review this book without giving away any spoilers but I’ll try by focusing on characterization and theme rather than plot.
I liked Summer. When she decided to adopt an alias, I understood why. Someone had tried to kill her and she had no idea if he would be back to finish the job. I saw her struggles to move on with her life despite the huge gap in her memory. I respect her courage but felt that she didn’t actually try to figure out what was going on or why someone would have wanted to hurt her. She settled into small-town life pretty quickly and that was that. She had a few moments of angst over her lost years but mostly had angst over her relationship with Ryan.
I’m not sure I liked Ryan. When he is first introduced his actions were kinda shady. And I get that the author deliberately did that as a ploy to keep the reader interesting but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Especially since he kept piling sins on top of sins. I get that he felt he had a reason for his actions but they didn’t sit well with me. I thought it ironic that he wanted his family to see God through him yet he kept up an elaborate deception. His brother seemed to embody a Christian life more than he did…which was ironic considering his brother smoked, drank and who knew what else.
Still, he eventually redeemed himself at the novel’s climax.
The pace of the book kept you moving through each chapter as you were drawn into the lives of the characters. Everyone seemed to have an ulterior motive and the reader is kept busy trying to figure out the characters’ motives as well as who was the shadowy figure behind Summer’s attack.
When the villain was finally revealed it was a bit unexpected, I had guessed some of it but was still surprised.
I liked the way the theme of forgiveness was woven through the story but was a bit disappointed by the way Ryan had portrayed himself to Summer initially. But then, it tied in perfectly with the theme…if God forgives us for our sins, what’s preventing us from forgiving others? What’s preventing us from forgiving ourselves?
I enjoyed the way Sara Davison wove elements of faith throughout the story. It was a vivid reminder that even when we feel isolated and alone, we are never truly alone because God has not forsaken us.
Lost Deep Down is the first book I’ve read for this author but would definitely read more from her again. Lost Deep Down is a great read for anyone who loves a good suspense novel with a bit of romance thrown in. Get your copy of Lost Deep Down today.
I received a review copy from the author; a positive review was not required.
Lost Deep Down (The Mosaic Collection) (The Rose Tattoo Trilogy Book 1)
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.
About Sara Davison
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 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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