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Under Currents

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 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 help myself to my Dad s copies of Grow Your OwnPredictable and with dialogue which was at times clunky the characters were actually likeable enough and clearly something kept me reading although I think it was wishful thinking and stubbornness plus it does have a tight knit small town feel but it could have been half the length to little detriment If I were to recommend a Nora Roberts book though it would unlikely be this one CW physical and mental abuse of minors and adults including marital rape I don t usually make a point of mentioning and although the blurb does very loosely suggest some violence the opening part in particular was seriously hard reading I m made of fairly sturdy stuff but it was graphic uite brutal and won t be for everyone Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic recitals and baseball games Only Zane and his sister know the truth until one brutal night finally Earthfall (Homecoming, reveals cracks in the facade and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking backYears later Zane A Daddy for Christmas returns to his hometown d 15 starsI don t Banned in Britain 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 Hour of the Beast read a book on landscape design and gardening I d go help myself to my Dad s copies of Grow Your OwnPredictable and with dialogue which was at times clunky the characters were actually likeable enough and clearly something kept me Dictionary Of Dreams reading although I think it was wishful thinking and stubbornness plus it does have a tight knit small town feel but it could have been half the length to little detriment If I were to The Love of a Latino recommend a Nora Roberts book though it would unlikely be this one CW physical and mental abuse of minors and adults including marital Other Days, Other Eyes rape I don t usually make a point of mentioning and although the blurb does very loosely suggest some violence the opening part in particular was seriously hard Deception Island reading I m made of fairly sturdy stuff but it was graphic uite brutal and won t be for everyone

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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 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 Eliza is happily married to Graham the chief surgical resident of Mercy Hospital Eliza drives home thinking about her family s upcoming annual ski trip She has everything she could ever want Her job is to look beautiful take care of her husband and raise her two children wellIt s a perfect lifeEliza pulls into the garage and notices that her husband Graham s car is already there He s in the kitchen and she greets him with a kiss Eliza chatters on about her lunch shopping and her friend Jody Do you think I give a damn about Jody His voice is calm but Eliza knows that he s anything butFourteen year old Zane and his younger sister Britt are dropped off after school They are excited about Christmas vacation Zane and Britt tease each other good naturedly as they make their way towards the house But the second they open the doorthey know Zane tells Britt to go upstairs but she runs towards the noise instead Zane sees his father heading towards Britt and does something he s never done beforeAnd what comes next is horrifying You re nothing until I say you are Everything you have including the breath in your body is because of me After that horrible night Zane starts keeping a journal Every night he writes detailing everything that happens in his life and in that house He tells himself that one day he d be strong enough and brave enough to stop pretending He tries to hold on to his dreamsBut then comes another terrible night where things go from bad to worse uicker than anyone could ve imaginedThat night EVERYTHING changes Under Currents is an interesting story told from many different perspectives With a gripping plot and well developed characters including an awesome dog I had a hard time putting this book downI wouldn t classify this as a thriller though there were some suspenseful moments I did guess a few things ahead of time but was still very interested in seeing how it all worked outThe book is divided into four parts and takes place over two decades I enjoy novels where I get to watch the characters grow Nora Roberts has a knack for writing these kinds of storiesAt times this was an emotional and gut wrenching read but also heart warming and upliftingAn excellent domestic suspense novel about family strength cruelty resilience and the power of loveI d like to thank St Martin s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel All opinions are my own Make your own model forts & castles 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 My Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury reviews can also be seen at Stars The past never forgets I thought this was another great How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim 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 Eliza is happily married to Graham the chief surgical The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) resident of Mercy Hospital Eliza drives home thinking about her family s upcoming annual ski trip She has everything she could ever want Her job is to look beautiful take care of her husband and Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic raise her two children wellIt s a perfect lifeEliza pulls into the garage and notices that her husband Graham s car is already there He s in the kitchen and she greets him with a kiss Eliza chatters on about her lunch shopping and her friend Jody Do you think I give a damn about Jody His voice is calm but Eliza knows that he s anything butFourteen year old Zane and his younger sister Britt are dropped off after school They are excited about Christmas vacation Zane and Britt tease each other good naturedly as they make their way towards the house But the second they open the doorthey know Zane tells Britt to go upstairs but she Earthfall (Homecoming, runs towards the noise instead Zane sees his father heading towards Britt and does something he s never done beforeAnd what comes next is horrifying You A Daddy for Christmas re nothing until I say you are Everything you have including the breath in your body is because of me After that horrible night Zane starts keeping a journal Every night he writes detailing everything that happens in his life and in that house He tells himself that one day he d be strong enough and brave enough to stop pretending He tries to hold on to his dreamsBut then comes another terrible night where things go from bad to worse uicker than anyone could ve imaginedThat night EVERYTHING changes Under Currents is an interesting story told from many different perspectives With a gripping plot and well developed characters including an awesome dog I had a hard time putting this book downI wouldn t classify this as a thriller though there were some suspenseful moments I did guess a few things ahead of time but was still very interested in seeing how it all worked outThe book is divided into four parts and takes place over two decades I enjoy novels where I get to watch the characters grow Nora Roberts has a knack for writing these kinds of storiesAt times this was an emotional and gut wrenching Banned in Britain read but also heart warming and upliftingAn excellent domestic suspense novel about family strength cruelty Hour of the Beast resilience and the power of loveI d like to thank St Martin s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel All opinions are my own

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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

  • Hardcover
  • 436
  • Under Currents
  • Nora Roberts
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 9781250207098

About the Author: Nora Roberts

JD Robb There are than 500 million copies of her books in print



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

  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

  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 Eliza is happily married to Graham the chief surgical resident of Mercy Hospital Eliza drives home thinking abou

  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 worked so well that I will also tell

  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 w

  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 help myself to

  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

  8. says:

    From the outside view the Bigelows of Lakeview North Carolina look like the ideal family Graham Bigelow is the chief of su

  9. says:

    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 hum

  10. says:

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

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