Lost Down Deep
by Sara Davison
Series: The Rose Tattoo Trilogy #1
Published by Mosaic Collection
Publication Date April 1, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Canada Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Another fantastic story from Sara Davison! I love the way she mingles faith with suspense and romance.
Told from multiple perspectives, Lost Down Deep kept me wondering. Who was Ryan Taylor really? While my instincts were to trust him, he clearly had a past that was less than savory. And Summer – what had she been doing in those years she had lost? Why in the world would someone injure her in that way?
There are some deep spiritual themes related to forgiveness, trust, and returning prodigals. Wrapped neatly in the narrative, they are told very naturally and beautifully. I especially loved the way the author showed how wrong it is to try to do penance for things already forgiven.
If you read the Hope is Born anthology, you may remember Daphne and Shawn. They make an appearance here as the owners of the café where Summer finds a job. I loved that couple and was so glad to see them again to get more of their story.
Though Lost Down Deep had a clear ending, I’m anxiously awaiting the next story in The Rose Tattoo Trilogy, which I’m guessing (and hoping!) is going to be about Cash!