Under Currents - Nora Roberts

Under Currents

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,195 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Terrible

    1
    By Pileloveit
    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.
  • Boring

    1
    By Tkwal376438
    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.
  • Under currents

    2
    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.
  • Subpar

    2
    By Mmmmsnot
    A lot of rambling dialogue for filler mostly. Dialogue should flow easily like a Grisham, Connelly novel.
  • Slogged my way through it

    2
    By 23283732
    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.
  • Tdglobsl

    5
    By Tdglobalconsulting
    Excellent work. Finally a best seller that deserves the accolades. Great story line that needed telling. Good strong believable characters,
  • Under Currents

    3
    By Wy girl 880
    Not my favorite book, jumped all over the place. Some Anti-religious sentences that was very unnecessary to the story. I have read many Nora Roberts books, but I would not recommend this book.
  • Predictable and boring

    1
    By crisb1968
    Don’t waste your money on this one...
  • Under Currents

    2
    By Lawarner68
    Not one of my favorite from Nora Roberts. Way too predictable. I don’t recommend spending the money on this one.
  • Under Currents

    3
    By corobay
    Nora Roberts has always been one of my favorite authors. I love getting one of her books and curling up for a good read! However, this was not her best work. I loved the bantering between the main love interests. It was funny and fresh. What I didn’t think worked was the three stories into one. I think each story could have been a book by itself with more interesting plot twists. I found this book rather predictable in the plot. I also thought that giving us 3 story lines of abuse and violence was a bit overkill.