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Lost Down Deep by Sara Davison is a marvellous Christian contemporary suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat as you read. It is part of the Mosaic Collection.
The novel concerns temporary amnesia as a character forgets their recent past but remembers their relationship with God. This shows the reader the importance of being deeply rooted in God, so no matter what happens we remember Whose we are.
Prayer is important. “God had answered her prayer.” God longs to answer our prayers. They may be as simple as ‘help’ or as long as we like but God hears and God answers.
Two major themes are forgiveness and grace. Often the hardest person to forgive is ourselves. “You still can’t forgive yourself… So your court is higher than God’s.” Failure to forgive ourselves makes us guilty of hubris. We must listen to God who says we are forgiven and we must receive His free gift of grace. Grace costs us nothing but it cost Jesus everything. We must not throw it back in His face.
A character declares “You still hold a place in my heart that could never be filled by anyone… else.” This reminds us that God loves each and every one of us with a unique, everlasting love. When we are away from Him, He awaits our return. The reader witnesses a prodigal returning home.
Our guilt will never be assuaged by anything but God’s grace. “I drank a lot trying to forget everything.” The bottom of a bottle is not the answer, the love of God is.
The characters are all well drawn, realistic and likable. There was an atmosphere of love and warmth that enveloped the reader.
I loved Lost Down Deep. It was a read that consumed me. I look forward to much more by Sara Davison.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.