Author : Nora Roberts
Publisher : St. Martin's Publishing Group
ISBN : 9781250213273
About Under Currents
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 Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zanes own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their childrens 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.
Under Currents Review
I loved the twists and turns in this book. Very good characters as usual.
Love the storyline. When I wanted to put it down it got more suspenseful. Recommend it to anyone
Under Currents is a propulsive, seductive tale that takes you to Lakeview, North Carolina where the strong, handsome Zane Bigelow has finally returned to his hometown to open a law practice after fleeing twenty years earlier after suffering years of abusive at the hands of his parents, and the hardworking, sweet Darby McCray, a young landscaper running from her own abusive past and looking for a new place to call home. The writing is sharp and crisp. The characters are resilient, brave, and driven. And the plot is an ominous, passionate tale filled with twists, turns, familial drama, mayhem, abuse, secrets, danger, sizzling attraction, violence, romance, and murder. Overall, Under Currents is a menacing, action-packed, alluring tale by Roberts thats got all the elements weve come to know and love in her romantic suspense novels over the years, including endearing characters, tender moments, and a deliciously sinister storyline.
I always enjoy Nora Roberts books. She makes me laugh and she makes me cry and when an author can do that, it's a pretty darn good read. This books did it all.
Wow! What a great read! Excellent tale spread over several decades
So interesting and suspenful with just the right amount of romance, super big fan of Nora Roberts, have been for over 25 years. Looking forwars to her next release.
This book was great look into what goes on behind closed doors. Teachers us to look for the signs to protect our children.
I looked forward to getting back to this book to see what would happen next.
An unbelievable read! Fast paced, gripping, and heart warming all rolled up into one. I would even say that this was the best read I've had in years, and as an avid reader, that's saying something!
Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Nora Robert's kept me wanting more with the turn of every page.
I really enjoyed this book. Nora Roberts knows how to draw yo7 in and keep you on the edge of your seat, along with a romance that fills in the cracks of an excellent mystery.
Interesting plot written in easy reading style held my attention from beginning to end. Enjoyable, not always easy to predict, story-line made this an enjoyable read, in spite of its sometimes dark events.
This was an amazing book! The best one yet! It took you through so many emotions and twists and turns. Loved it!
I really liked this book and the characters. I usually dont enjoy abuse stories but this one kept me captivated and tugged on my heartstrings. It got a little long near the end and dragged out a bit which is why I only gave it 4 stars. It did pick up towards the end, but was otherwise an enjoyable read.
I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts, I've read almost all her books, but this one..... it's the best!!!! It's a page turning and you can't stop!!!! I loved it.....way to go Nora!!!!
An excellent story with strong characters and a plot with many twists and turns. I loved if.
Not her best book. Found it dry and very predictable. Glad I didnt pay full price. Not her usual quality for sure.
Well the first part of the book with Zane and Britt as children was amazing. As soon as Darcy came into it it became boring and longwinded . Started skipping pages . Now I can't go on any longer .
Excellent! Vintage Nora Roberts. Couldnt put it down. Resented the fact i had to sleep. A must read for Nora's fans.
I couldn't stop read from the first word to the last. Loved the story line, fell in love with the caracters. Nora Roberts is the best story teller.
Nora Roberts is a fantastic writer. This book caught my attention from the first couple of pages and was difficult to put down! Her characters were vivid and one could feel the terror Zane and his sister felt. Loved it!
All I can say is Wow! This book takes the reader on such an emotional journey with so many twists that when you think it's almost over, another subplot is introduced. The hero and heroine of the book are Zane and Darby. Both come from a history of physical and mental abuse. Zane, at the hand of his parents, and Darby, from a spouse. Both end up in the small picturesque community of Lakeview NC. Zane grew up here and it is where the horrible abuse took place during his childhood. He is returning to be closer to the family and friends who delivered him from his nightmare. Darby, now divorced and mourning the sudden death of her mother, hopes Lakeview will be the perfect spot to heal and move on with her life, all while trying to start her landscaping business. Knowing all that has happened in their pasts, Zane and Darby's love story is a pleasure to read. We want nothing but happiness for them. Of course, Ms Roberts has many obstacles for them to overcome: Zane's father being paroled and seeking revenge on his son, the town hick who is just plain mean along with his yahoo family, and a mystery man who may be a serial killer. The buffer to all of this is the whole Lakeview community who gather around Zane and Darby as they fall in love and have to deal all of these obstacles before the HEA. Wonderful secondary characters and Zod the ugly dog who sneaks into everyone's heart. Absolutely Loved Zane and Darby. Both are strong, confident, and don't live their lives as victims. Darby is kick ass!! Warning to readers: this book portrays very frankly and sometimes graphically the physical abuse. Some may find these scenes disturbing, but I think necessary in order for the reader to truly understand the horror some women and children go through daily. Well done Nora!!
Not one of Nora Robertss best book. I found it a bit boring and predictable. However enjoyable read
I always enjoy getting to know the characters in Nora's books. Although I like reading romance novels, I don't like "fluffy" plot lines but rather have ones with the suspense she tends to create. That being said, sometimes I find the topics too dark for my liking.
I love every book she writes and this is one of my new favorites.
Very Nora Roberts and why I love reading all of her books! Great story line, romance and suspense!
Was an ok book, little long winded; I kept thinking I was at the end but flipped the page and there was more.
Enjoyed the story - Not a complex book - Recommended for new mystery readers
I fell in love with the characters from the beginning and I loved it was achild and domestic abuse that turned out good
Another great one. I couldn't put it down, love love love
Pleins de rebondissements comme j'aime! Nora Roberts sait garder le suspense jusqu'au bout!
this was a huge disappointment it could have been a harlequin romance. I have purchased all the Nora Roberts and J.D.Robb books. I get a little tired of the trilogies so usually enjoy the stand alone novels. This one however, was just not well written, without trying to give away spoilers, there was just one to many villains.
This is not the story that you have given the synopsis on. Under Currents is the story of Zane and Britt as children.
Love the book. Couldn't put it down. Look forward to my next Nora Robert's book.
Nora Roberts is one author whose books I know I will love. Under Currents was no exception. It was hard to put down. It's the kind of book I'll have to reread more than once.
What a great story so intense and suspenseful. Hard to stop reading till the end.
This was a read in one sitting book. From start to finish, the story grabbed me and kept me going, to the detriment of getting my house cleaned that day. One warning for anyone who is triggered by child abuse scenarios, the first section does include it. The rest is their survival and what that early abuse did to them.
These kind of of stand alone usually are thrillers but this isnt really. Its a mix between romance and thriller and even tho I liked it its not up to her usual standards in this category. It was easy to predict the bad guy and it usually isnt. So if it had been another writer it would have gotten 5 stars but since I know Nora to do better it only gets 4 ...
Love Nora Roberts' books! Her characters are realistic and likeable.
I loved this book and the way the story was told in sections. You were engaged with the two main characters from the moment of introduction! The book took you through the story at a good pace and left you wishing for more!
Another fantastic, fast paced book! Thanks Nora!
She phoned in this one. Very vapid no chemistry contrived dialogue. Dont waste your time.