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E 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 backYears later Zane returns to his hometown d Wherein Ms Roberts delves a bit deeper into mysterysuspense and casts diabolical characters with few redeeming ualities Balanced by the easy to see beautifully landscaped backdrop and admirable characters that the reader wants to be friends with Under Currents is the uintessential drop everything and bury your head in a book read

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Etermined 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 lo Nora Roberts has a gift for writing stories that portray all the intricate dynamics of family the good the bad and the ugly Her stories often demonstrate the power of family to either destroy or save lives and freuently deliver a theme of nature vs nurture that I find fascinating I love knowing when I open one of Roberts books that the human spirit of a character may be sorely tested but the will to survive and persevere over evil will triumph in the end And I appreciate that she often tackles sensitive subjects such as child and spousal abuse with grace respect and empathy as she does in Under CurrentsI ll briefly touch on the storyline leaving readers an opportunity to experience this book firsthand as it should be Under Currents is divided into three parts with the first part taking place in the past and the second and third parts picking up the storyline in present time In part one readers meet Zane Britt Bigelow a brother and younger sister who appear to have it all a picture perfect family living in a picture perfect mansion in a picture perfect part of town But looks are deceiving and readers uickly learn all is not as it appears as these two children are silently suffering the ultimate betrayal at the hands of those charged with loving and protecting them their parents Until one explosive night when everything changesFast forward about twenty years and readers are introduced to Darby McCray a feisty spirited newcomer who s opening a landscaping business in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mtns of North Carolina After the recent tragic hit run death of her mother she s looking for a new start far away from an abusive ex husband This is the first time one of Roberts romancesuspense heroines has reminded me in mannerisms actions of Eve Dallas the heroine of her In Death series written as JD Robb When Zane returns to his hometown to open a law office the two meet and a slow burn romance begins to flourish And now everything is picture perfect in their lives until ghosts from the past rise to stalk and threaten them Someone is on a mission of revenge but who s the targetAs always Roberts flawlessly weaves family and community and the routine of daily life into a story with emotion laughter tears love and a strong sense of belonging The characters are relatable and well developed each playing their role extremely well I will say I would have liked a little reader insight into the inner thoughts of the villain but I guess the vagueness of himher adds to the suspense for some The setting is authentic I live in NC and know the area well and rich in details that tease the senses I like the way the title is reiterated in the story as under currents are always present in one form or another running beneath the surface as evident in this story There are several twists and turns to keep readers on their toes and guessing until the very end While you may or may not be shocked by the final reveal I think you ll enjoy the journey as this book is an addictive Must ReadA special thank you to St Martin s Press for a paperback copy of this arcReviewed at Cross My Heart Reviews

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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 underZane 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―se June 2020 I was in the mood for a re read SO GOOD45 starsYES YES YESThis book checked all of my boxesI read it over three days and I WISHED I could have curled up on a Saturday and read it all in one piece This book deserves your uninterrupted attention that s how good it wasFirst of all at 17% I already teared upThe book was an emotional powerhouse well written and as always very well plotted Under Currents was one of my favorite Nora Roberts books to dateDifferent than other books the deeply developed characters carried the entire story They were through the roof and awesome in every sense The author took the time and built a backstory that wove throughout the entire book It wove in and out until it all came full circle and was much than expectedUnder currents literally all the small things that bubble under the surface hard to see until they explode and bring the ugliness to the foreground and for everyone to seeWhat I loved about this book was numerousI loved how much time Zane and Darby had as a couple It s not often that a relationship is getting enough time to really establish itself Half of the book was all about Zane and Darby their relationship and their connections with his family and the Lakeview community I loved it allSome of the side plots really surprised me by the way they were resolved I was Half of the book was all about Zane and Darby their relationship and their connections with his family and the Lakeview community I loved it all I was always wondering what was to come next this is not all is coming It really kept me on the edge of my seatZane and Darby were fantastic together Their trust in each other to accept the other s independence to support and build each other up it truly was the heart and soul of the entire novel They were a couple that worked for me from beginning to end I m a big lover of banter well written dialogues sarcasm and uick retorts and this book had it allAlso the community and especially Zane s family their friends and the supporting cast was exceptional I loved them ALL If these kind of small towns really existed in real life I would be moving STATThe underlying message was powerful important and never gets oldAbuse in any way verbally emotionally or physically is just not ok and this book covers it all It s heartbreaking at times but there is always a hopeful and uplifting message right along The entire plot was beautifully crafted From the suspenseful to the emotional Under Currents had it allA true winner if you ask me and one of her best one yetFind reviews and book recommendations on my blogFind me on Bookstagram


10 thoughts on “Under Currents

  1. says:

    June 2020 I was in the mood for a re read SO GOOD45 starsYES YES YESThis book checked all of my boxesI read it over three days and I WISHED I could have curled up on a Saturday and read it all in one piece This book deserves your uninterrupted attention that's how good it wasFirst of all at 17% I already teared upThe book was an emotional pow

  2. says:

    Under Currents by Nora Roberts is a 2019 St Martin’s Press publication Tense and Edgy Nora Roberts style This is an intense novel of suspense from start to finish However it is also a novel about resilience and the power of family and love Zane escapes from his abusive parents with the help of his aunt who then gives Zane and his sister a loving home life Blossoming into a well adjusted and successful adult Zane builds a wonderful life

  3. says:

    My reviews can also be seen at Stars The past never forgets I thought this was another great read from Nora RobertsFrom the outside everything looked perfect but sometimes there are monsters where you’d least expect1998 It's two days before Christmas and Eliza Bigelow has just had a lovely lunch with friends

  4. says:

    Oh man Don't read this if you are sensitive to abuse All abuse This book has triggers than a gun showNot that kind of gun show Although that does trigger me Read a book dude Stop being a doucheThat metaphor work

  5. says:

    Wherein Ms Roberts delves a bit deeper into mysterysuspense and casts diabolical characters with few redeeming ualities Balanced by the easy to see beautifully landscaped backdrop and admirable characters that the reader wants to be friends with Under Currents is the uintessential drop everything and bury your head in a book read

  6. says:

    15 starsI don’t really have much positive to say about this It started strong but as we left part one it soon became a snoozefest and to be blunt if I wanted to read a book on landscape design and gardening I’d go hel

  7. says:

    This author really knows how to tell a story and never fails to grab at the readers emotions Keep a box of tissues handy if you read thisReading about domestic abuse is always uncomfortable but Nora Roberts tells the tales of three abusive marriages really effectively One of them involves children too so be warned if this is a trigger for

  8. says:

    From the outside view the Bigelows of Lakeview North Carolina look like the ideal family Graham Bigelow is the chief of surgery at the local hospital; wife Eliza is the perfect stay at home affluent mother involved in many charities; son Zane is a baseball phenom destined for a sports scholarship and possibly the big leagues; and young Britt couldn’t be a obedient daughter But behind the proverbial closed doors is a

  9. says:

    Nora Roberts has a gift for writing stories that portray all the intricate dynamics of family the good the bad a

  10. says:

    SpoilersLet me preface this review by saying Nora Roberts was my favorite author for the past 20 years I can't b

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