By Nora Roberts
- Release Date: 2019-07-09
- Genre: Fiction & Literature
Under Currents Nora Roberts Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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.
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User reviews about this book
This is by far the best book of NR’s in a very long time! Keep up the great work.
Great read with a lot of twists and turns to it.
Really great read. Great characters. and good plot. I couldn’t put it down. I loved the way she took me through the family without dragging it out. I love the way she took me to NC and the lake.
Nora Roberts kills it again with this novel
Not your typical Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors, and much as it pains me to say this, this book was horrible. It was basically a gardening for dummies. Dull and predictable with forgettable characters. No mystery. No intrigue. Save yourself $15 and find something else. Not to be ugly.
Could've told the same story in half the length, the plot was predictable and the characters are laughable. Everyone is either overly nice or extremely evil.
Can't even finish it. Love Nora Roberts so this is disappointing. It started off good but then got so boring. Not sure if it will pick up again at the end but not going to waste my time to get there.
By Golf gal1
I usually enjoy reading this author’s books, but I had to stop reading. It is very violent with domestic and child abuse actions. I thought it would be just a short part - but I was close to a 100 pages in and still the reading was tough. I would suggest that any prospective buyer of this book be forewarned about this. I know I would have not purchased if this was known ahead of time.
A lot of rambling dialogue for filler mostly.
Dialogue should flow easily like a Grisham, Connelly novel.
Slogged my way through it
I was sucked in by the sample- the first part of this book was also the best part of this book. There was so much unnecessary dialogue... just rambling nonsense. I ended up skimming past large chunks of superfluous dialogue which only seemed to be there to up the word and page count. Yes, we get it, people tell Darby things- I didn’t need a verbatim retelling of those things. And if someone mentioned having a Coke one more time, I was going to scream! I didn’t care for Darby’s character at all. The plot was pretty predictable and slow moving, but it took me days to slog through to the end. I rarely, if ever, review a book, but I’m so annoyed I wasted $15 on this one.
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