Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Under Currents

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 appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane ...


Details Under Currents

TitleUnder Currents
ISBN9780349421926
Author
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherPiatkus
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Under Currents

  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. This review is solely my own.*This story is classic Nora Roberts. It includes everything her readers have come to love in her stories: family, love, mystery, community, and a bit of suspense.My favorite themes in Under Currents are family and community. The sense of family and belonging are interspersed in this book and make it a stand-out story for me.Possible trigger warnings: domestic ab...
  • Gizella Tóth
    1970-01-01
    Remek, mint mindig, bár házasságon belüli erőszakból kicsit kevesebb talán több lenne. :)
  • Laci Hargis
    1970-01-01
    First I was to say thank you to @stmartinspress @norarobertsauthor @macmillanusa for giving me the opportunity to read this AMAZING story. This book has become one of my new favorites. I absolutely fell in love with the main characters Zane and Darby. Their past abuse broke my heart and made me cheer for their happiness. I loved all the courage the characters had. I would give this book 5 🌟’s!!! #bookstagram #bookreviews
  • Mandie Crago
    1970-01-01
    Loved this book!!!!!! Thank you so much for choosing me for this ARC!!!!! Kinda kept me off kilter and not sure if it was the bang up ending I expected, being there were a few sections and they all seemed to end in their own right, but it was different......no character surprises, you kind of, or really knew who was gonna be the bad guy....some of the heroes you could guess, some you couldn’t......
  • Kris Dickinson
    1970-01-01
    * I read this ARC thanks to the publisher* I really liked this novel. Which is easy to say since I really like most of Nora Robert's books (99%) This was hard to put down and I was finishing the last few pages before I had to leave for work. It has a slight similarity to 'Shelter in Place' with the timelines but otherwise was its own story. Such a powerful read since it involves parental and spousal abuse but it was very well handled. I had about...
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    Undercurrents was written in a different style than prior books by Nora Roberts. The content and flow was just a bit different. There was a slight disconnect from part one compared to the rest of the book. Part one could have been a standalone book on its own since there was so much going on. It feels like it was almost rushed to get everything down in a short amount of pages. I would love to have more background story on this first part of the b...
  • Angelica Pavelock
    1970-01-01
    Fans of Nora Roberts will love this stand-alone book.  While this book is not along her usually lines it is definitely Nora Roberts.  Like Shelter In Place this story is darker, and explores a topic that we hear about and are still surprised about, domestic abuse. This book follows Britt and Zane and the family and community that surrounds them. I do not give away stories, and I never read those reviews that have spoilers in it.  I can tel...
  • Liz Destefano
    1970-01-01
    Zane life change one day when his father goes after his sister who is a powerful surgeon for he has an uncontrollable temper and bests his son and wife and now is sister Zane went after him but his father was strong and everything g change when both father and mom said that Zane went after his sister Cops came but of course his Aunt believed him and it all changed his dad went to jail and his mom stood up for her husband instead of the kids Life ...
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    Nora Robert always creates characters that you love and feel like you know. This book had Zane Walker as the male lead. The book starts when he is a child and the first part of the book is difficult to read but so well done. While I have not had the experiences that Zane had, everything about it and his family felt authentic. I loved Emily and Lee. They were such great family. Darby McCray if the female lead who enters about a quarter of the way ...
  • Meghan Curts
    1970-01-01
    (Won in a Goodreads giveaway) (not great at writing reviews so bear with me please)~~~Trigger Warnings = domestic violence, child abuse, and rape~~~This book was not what I had expected. The triggers were off-putting but once you got passed the large chunk of it the rest of the book became a pleasant read. It had some mystery and suspense, it had some romance, and it had some instant love which I have learned comes in a lot of her books. I enjoye...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Received an ARC and Finished this book in a weekend. I enjoyed the main view point being changed to the male persona in this suspense romance. After all this time for me, the end baddy tended to be a bit predictable, but I enjoyed the story anyways and got through it quick. I feel like escaping into her worlds is always enjoyable. I think she did stellar work in the first half of the book and improvement would be to make the second half s but les...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    At first glance, I didn’t really know what to expect from this book as it has 4 parts. The 1st part sets the plot and introduces most of the main characters. Then the subsequent parts continue the story. The 4 parts, however, make the story seem disjointed and stunted the flow of the book. I feel like the book didn’t need to be so distinctly broken up. But overall, it is well written in a classic NR style with suspense, murder, love and famil...
  • Darlene Farris
    1970-01-01
    Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and has been for years, especially her stand alone romantic suspense. I was thrilled to get an advance copy from St. Martin’s Press. It was very difficult to keep reading the first part because of the horrific subject matter, child abuse. Then adding spousal abuse just broke my heart and gave me nightmares. Her characters are always likable and relatable or in some cases totally despicable. The story w...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    What lies behind closed doors? On the surface the Bigelow family seems to be the ideal family. A dedicated surgeon and a devoted mother, but the children know the truth about what lies beneath. One night their perfect image is shattered and the truth emerges. Zane and his sister break free and start fresh, but the past re-emerges and threatens everything. This was really great and suspenseful, and it looks at abusive relationships from several pe...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    I revived this ARC from a goodreads giveaway. This review is solely my own. First I want to thank @stmartinspress, @norarobertsauthor and goodreads! I really enjoyed this book. It includes community, family, love, mystery and suspense. Nora Roberts can tell a tale that really pulls you in. I appreciated Zane being the main character, I feel in these types of books it is usually female point of view and with the domestic violence aspect, Zane bein...
  • Nicole Toft
    1970-01-01
    *This book is an ARC. Release date is 7/9/19.Obviously, I plowed through this book. Nora does it for me, every time. She constructs three dimensional characters, a beautiful setting and a plot that makes you want to keep turning pages. Zane Walker comes from an abusive childhood, turns his life into something positive and becomes a lawyer. Darby McCray escapes from an abusive marriage and starts anew in Zane’s hometown as the owner of a landsca...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    I love Nora Roberts books. They are a wonderful escape, and excellent beach reads. This one did not disappoint. The characters are well developed - Nora spends time on the background and story of each major character, and you really can relate to them. The main mystery is actually two stories - that intersect later in the book - later in the characters' lives. Both main characters develop from innocent and wimpy to strong and determined. It works...
  • Diane Sallans
    1970-01-01
    I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book thru a Goodreads Giveaway. I have read most of Nora's books - I have trouble putting them down, so I stay up too late reading and then I finish them too quickly. This is one of her annual stand alone romantic suspense books. It starts off with some jolts - the 'under current' being child and spousal abuse. Then it moves into a small town romance with many supporting characters with family and frie...
  • Ann L
    1970-01-01
    *This review is of an ARC I received from a Goodreads giveaway.*Nora Roberts excels at writing small towns that I want to live in. Lakeview is no exception. The story is good. Exactly what you expect from a Nora Roberts. It appears to be a standalone, but reads like a book in one of her trilogies. I figured out the twist early and most of you probably will too, but that's almost a reason I read these. You know what you're getting and it's exactly...
  • Gwen
    1970-01-01
    I won this book in a good reads giveaway. I love Nora Roberts and she did not disappoint! This book grabbed me from the very beginning and i couldn't put in down! I liked that she didn't drag things out with endless details or descriptions. The only issue I had with this book is that the characters started off great and relatable but then got a little outlandish. Regardless of that fact, the book was still VERY good and I highly recommend it.
  • CR
    1970-01-01
    My Review: This is the normal Nora Roberts story so nothing really new here in terms of her writing style. As for the story itself this one is all about family. It loved the connections that each character had and I just love how Roberts worked with the theme of domestic violence. Roberts has a way of creating characters that you fall in love with this and this one was no different. This story felt very realistic in its tone and I could not put i...
  • LIBBY BRYSON
    1970-01-01
    It has been a very long time since I have read a Nora Roberts novel and must say I was pleasantly surprised. Thus was a very good book with captivating story line....not much romance which us the way I prefer. The addition of the final excitement was a bit of overkill and the novel would have been better off without it but did not destroy the work. Convinced me to give Roberts another chance!
  • Krystal
    1970-01-01
    *I read this ARC thanks to St. Martin’s Press & Goodreads* (Thank you)I’ve always been a fan of Nora Roberts’ work. This book gives you any insight to what some people experience in their lifetime that is unthinkable and heartbreaking; and the courage to break free from the cycle. As always, great character development, romance and suspense. It’s a must-read. 😊
  • Ampersand Inc.
    1970-01-01
    This is definitely “new style” Nora Roberts. There is a romance, but that’s not really the focus of this story. There’s quite a bit of domestic violence, but it’s a really lovely portrait of a small town, and families (chosen and otherwise). The “bad guys” are rather broad caricatures, but I like Nora enough that I sped through it in a few days regardless!
  • GG
    1970-01-01
    I won this book in a Good Reads giveaway. I don’t think I’ve ever read a Nora Roberts book. I must say, I’m very glad I have a new author to read now. All sorts of twists and turns in this book that made it hard to put down. I wish there was a 4.5 star rating. Looking forward to passing it along to my daughter.
  • Vicki Mosby
    1970-01-01
    I won this ARC and was sooo excited!! One of my favorite authors, and being that I've read everything she published I usually can pick out the baddie and what could happen. Even knowing this info doesn't detract from her excellent story telling. There's always a twist I don't expect, some tears shed (by me) and an ending worthy of a 'happily ever after'! Don't ever stop writing Nora Roberts!
  • Ellen
    1970-01-01
    Close to 4 stars but the final chapters didn’t keep the momentum going and the resolution was somewhat predictable. Nevertheless, overall the book kept me turning the pages and held my interest until the final chapters. “Under Currents” explores family relationships that are destructive and those that are supportive and loving...something most have experienced.
  • Gretchen
    1970-01-01
    Under Currents is another excellent Nora Roberts novel full of romance and intrigue. I liked the setting, a lakeside town in rural North Carolina. The story describes the evil of domestic abuse yet has a positive focus on the importance of a supportive family and a tight knit community. I received this novel through a goodreads giveaway.
  • Sherilyn Burnett
    1970-01-01
    I received an an advance reader’s edition from St Martin’s Press. I enjoyed Under Currents. Nora Roberts once again used her storytelling skills to weave a tale of romance, intrigue, family and community. She also tackled topics of parental and spousal abuse and how it is possible to overcome these experiences and thrive. I could not put it down!
  • Cyndi Aldrich
    1970-01-01
    Another winner for Nora Roberts!I received this book from a Goodreads give away.This book was hard to put down. The characters were not defined by the abuse they suffered by their parents or spouses. This book had a nice flow to it, and was hard to put down.