Sara Davison has quickly become one of my go-to authors for Christian Romantic Suspense, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest book, Lost Down Deep. Particularly because I do enjoy a good amnesia storyline.
Waking from a coma with retrograde amnesia, Summer Velazquez has no memory of the last five years of her life, but she retains a strong sense for self-preservation. After learning that she had been attacked in her own home, she flees Toronto for the safety of a randomly picked small town where she assumes a new name and begins to acquire a bit of a found family and, with the encouragement of her new boss, begins a relationship with another newcomer, who she promptly tries to friend-zone.
With the danger of an unknown assailant and more than one person keeping their eye on Summer, the suspense builds as the mystery surrounding her attack and the last five years of her life slowly build toward a dangerous climactic scene.
Beyond the suspense plot, there are quite a few things to like about this story filled themes of faith, second chances, forgiveness, and familial love. Among them, Summer’s realization that a faith she had somehow found within those forgotten five years is so deeply felt that she instinctively turns to God, the way her Mexican heritage is imbedded into the narrative, and the addition of a bit of humor with her rumination on Hallmark movies.
Lost Down Deep is a riveting suspense read with quite a bit of heart. Highly recommended.
Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison (The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1) | The Mosaic Collection, April 2020 | e-book, 308 pages
This review refers to a digital review copy I voluntarily received courtesy of the publisher. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
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.