From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel about the power of family to harm—and to heal.
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers—and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake—see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making
The past never forgets!
I thought this was another great read from Nora Roberts.
From the outside, everything looked perfect, but sometimes there are monsters where you’d least expect.
1998 -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 ...more
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 for himself. But, then the shadows of the past ...more
YES YES YES!!!
This book checked all of my boxes.
I 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 was.
First of all, at 17% I already teared up.
The book was a motional powerhouse, well written, and as always very well plotted, Under Currents was one of my favorite Nora Roberts books to date.
Different than other books, the deeply developed characters carried the ...more
Not that kind of gun show! Although that does trigger me. Read a book, dude! Stop being a douche!
That metaphor worked so well that I will also tell you that this book has more drama than a llama.
Okay, that was more pun than metaphor.
I'll try another one.
This couple has been kicked around so much they are like a hacky sack at a Phish concert.
Gah! There is so much wrong with this picture ...more
I 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 Own.
Predictable 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 more wishful thinking and stubbornness, plus it does have a ...more
Reading 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 you. The pain of these issues is counteracted though by including other successful and happy marriages and by showing clearly that it is possible to escape ...more
That said, I enjoyed this story very much, but I can't say it was amazing – save for part 1, that one was a real jaw dropper. I could have read that part as a stand alone and I'd have rated it a five star.
But the rest, I don't know. I think there were many parts that could have been deleted without changing the ...more
Let me preface this review by saying Nora Roberts was my favorite author for the past 20 years. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've read The Villa, Montana sky, Sanctuary.. etc.
That being said, I feel like ever since High Noon, she has lost the heart of her earlier books. The characters are all the same, the dialogue is similar, even the situations are similar.
I was pretty hopeful with Under Currents, because the preview was fantastic. And yes, the first half of the book was ...more
"Under Currents" is divided in four parts. The first part “The Cruelty of Lies” is autonomous and tells the story of ...more
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. Everyone thinks his family is perfect. 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 ...more
It's official, Nora is stuck with one formula, much like Susan Elizabeth Phillips
It’s a wonderful read, really two-books in one. Nora doesn’t skimp when it comes to ...more
Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019).
The house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous mother, the two beautiful children. But underneath the perfect facade hides dark undercurrents. Zane and Britt are terrorised by their violent father and one night it takes a horrifying turn for the worse. Over time Zane moves on and builds a new life for himself ...more
If it was my place I'd burn the abusers on a stake!
About child abuse (view spoiler)[bothe parents were guilty! (hide spoiler)]
About the women abuse, both the heroine and another woman were abused by their husbands.
Those men (view spoiler)[and woman (hide spoiler)] are rabid BEASTS who need to be erased from Earth in the worst possible way!
The story is ...more
I have always enjoyed Nora Roberts writing. She has written some of my favorite Romantic Suspense stories. Her books are normally riveting and always seem to keep me on the edge of my seat. For me Under Currents didn’t give me either of these things.
BUT I did enjoy it. I found it exciting at time and one of the things I loved was the banter between the two main characters and all the supporting characters. It was quite the cast characters and I thought they were all great! Such a strong sense ...more
I loved Zane and Darby. They have a great relationship and just fit together perfectly. Zane’s family is fantastic and I loved seeing all of the built in support. Not to mention the people Darby collects as she gets settled in. The characters were definitely best part of this story.
Plot wise, it was a bit repetitive and drawn out. The arc I read was 435 pages long and didn’t need to be. There were so many ...more
Zane Bigelow grew up in a gorgeous lakeside home—the son of a surgeon and a socialite. Along with his little sister, they were the perfect family… or so it seemed to Lakeview’s residents. Behind closed doors, however, fear and violence made their home a prison. One horrible night, it all comes to a head and Zane flees ...more
I had a great time with this book. I read quite a few books written by Nora Roberts years ago but had not picked up any in recent years. I am now questioning my decision-making skills because I have clearly been missing out. This was a book that started with a bang and was nearly impossible to put down. I honestly enjoyed the experience of reading this book.
The book opens in Zane's childhood. He is a teenager that shows a lot of ...more
Part I was wow for me. I had to pace while I listened, I was so on edge and in tears.
Part II was good for me. I enjoyed, but wanted more.
Part III is where it all fell apart for me.
I found the story got repetitive. Emily discloses she's pregnant when Graham sentencing comes in. Britt discloses she's pregnant when they find out their mother ...more
The first thing I want to say about this book is that it deals with domestic abuse and some of the scenes are quite disturbing. This is an excellent story of resilience, strength and family. I gave it a 5 star rating on the ...more
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