Under Currents

Under Currents

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they've come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under

Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers?and even Zane's own aunt across the lake?see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children's ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...

Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.

Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.

Published: St. Martin's Publishing Group


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Feb 08, 2021

Fun story. The details and development were nicely done. I love how well I got to know the setting and all of the characters (main and secondary.) The characterizations of the hero, heroine, family, and friends were fantastic. It's obvious when it comes to the main players, Roberts doesn't write the same character twice. The villains felt a little over the top in this one, but entertaining, nonetheless. As with the first book I read from the author, the suspense was there, but it was more intrigue than anything else and once revealed, the climactic moments wrapped up quickly. All in all, I really enjoyed Under Currents and will likely continue reading her romantic suspense standalones for the well-developed characters and romances.

May 21, 2020

This was a hit and miss for me. I finished it and while I enjoyed it if I had had any other books waiting for me I would have been drawn awhile easily. The beginning of the book draws you in. I enjoyed reading about Emily and Zane and his sister in the earlier years but I didn't feel any real connection between Zane and Darcy. One minute she's the Gardner and the next she's the leading lady with no build-up, no spark, no nada between them, just nothing. The takedown of Graham by Darcy was over so quickly. Threat from his past taken care of and them boom here comes the threat from her past. To neat, coincidental and no imagination. in the end, I finished the book and while it wasn't great it also wasn't horrible.

Apr 21, 2020

I loved this book. It is about family abuse and survival. I find Nora Roberts’ books easy to get into and she keeps you entertained through to the end.

Feb 28, 2020

Loved it! Gets your attention from the start!

Nora Roberts book was about landscaping! Overcoming abuse with a little revenge late in the book sums this story up. I got very tired of details on the type of flowers and trees she was planting. The reviews on this book were over rated.

Nov 25, 2019

A fairly easy, fairly interesting read though also fairly predictable. I have to say too that I found the characters rather pollyannaish, and, yes, that includes the men. On the other hand, the two protagonists tipped the other end of the scale as rather over-the-top brutish. There was a lot of eye rolling throughout - mine!

Nov 11, 2019

Informative about family abuse.
I thought too much repetitive detail through out and wanted to say we get it.
With the detailed description of the gardening work, it felt like I had read this before
either in one of her books or another one.
Interesting enough that I finished it.

Sansha Oct 16, 2019

My first Nora Roberts novel. A real saga about the lives affected by domestic violence. A beautiful setting with enough suspense and crime to keep be interested.

LoganLib_Cassie Oct 02, 2019

A nice easy thriller. It feels slightly less cookie cutter than the typical Nora Roberts thriller - there's a fair bit of character development, however I found Darby's storyline was a little underdeveloped.

Sep 24, 2019

Love all her books but this one jumped around with multiple people, times, villains,etc. making it my least favorite to date. Sorry to make any negative comments, but this is not up to her usual high standards.

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