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.

Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group

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odelinikos
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.

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chael57
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!

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2303tes
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.

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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.

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ValerieP7
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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Daily
Sep 12, 2019

Excellent...…..couldn't wait to get back to reading.

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PeaceLilyWizard
Sep 11, 2019

This NR book is better than the last one. It has four parts. Part one and three are good. Part two seems rushed as the author doesn't really develop the female character as she does the male, which is a shame. The character of Darby is a bit forced in to the story, when she is introduced. The last section, could be from anyone of NR's books. Even the dialogue has been recycled, which is too bad as part one was quite good. Overall decent read.

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justbites
Aug 27, 2019

This was a better read than NR's previous book. The plot was better put together, and NR didn't get overly hung up on interior design. I adore how both characters grew into their relationship and their relationships with the people around them.

The last part of the plot did feel a little bit rushed, but overall, a decent read.

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