Under Currents by Nora Roberts

Under Currents

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 ba...

Details Under Currents

TitleUnder Currents
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery

Reviews Under Currents

  • Corina
    4.5 starsYES 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 boo...
  • jv poore
    Wherein Ms. Roberts delves a bit deeper into mystery/suspense and casts diabolical characters with few redeeming qualities. Balanced by the easy-to-see, beautifully landscaped backdrop and admirable characters that the reader wants to be friends with, Under Currents is the quintessential drop-everything-and-bury-your-head-in-a-book read.
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    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 frequently 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 t...
  • Jina Bazzar
    Nora Roberts is a word magician. I love the way she can make the reader step out of reality and into her stories, embark in the suspense and tension and love of her imagined characters.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 ...
  • Nicola
    1.5 stars.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 ...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    4.5 stars.
  • Irene Sim
    This is the first book I've read of Mrs Roberts. Of course I've read over 20 of the "In Death" books which she writes under the pen name J.D. Robb and I'm perplexed by it because this book doesn't remind me at all of the style, or pace, or plot complexity of her "In Death" books. I know that they are in totally different genders but still this book felt less. Let me elaborate... "Under Currents" is divided in four parts. The first part “The Cru...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    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 an...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.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 ch...
  • Jonetta
    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 more obedient daughter. But, behind the proverbial closed doors is a somewhat differe...
  • Stacee
    This was my first Nora book and I went in a bit trepidatious due to the subject matter. 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 pag...
  • Melissa
    Having a surgeon as a father, Zane and his sister, Britt, live a privileged life. Or so it seems from the outside. They both live in fear on a daily basis and look forward to the day they can leave for good. Freedom comes sooner than later in one terror filled night.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 ...
  • Vilma Iris
    A man returns to his hometown after escaping domestic abuse as a boy, but when mysterious attacks threaten the new life he’s been building, he fears his past is back for vengeance.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. ...
  • Katie
    Spoilers!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 f...
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher in exchange for an fair and honest review.Very intense beginning which casts a shadow over the whole book. Mystery/Suspense 90% and Romance 10%, and a very sedate, one step up from cozy, romance at that. I love a great Mystery/Suspense and can forgive a lot if the Romance is subpar, but I can't even say this book is in that category. There were intense moments, but you just knew that...
  • Katie (katieladyreads)
    Typical Nora and felt a lot like The Obsession but it was a nice mix of romance and suspense. The ending was predictable and I could have done without all the “darlin’”s but would still recommend.
  • Jennifer
    *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...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Excellent and emotional family drama. Full review to follow.
  • Ann Lou
    I love all the characters in this book except for the bad guys, of course. And I have to admit I got lost a couple of times with all the landscaping talk. Trigger warning:  domestic violence. murder
  • Carolyn
    Gripping! Difficult subject matter, fascinating characters. All around excellent read.
  • Nicole R
    Y'all, I have said it so many times before and I will say it again, no one can write a compulsively readable story (for me) like Nora Roberts. I pick up her books and just sail through the pages. I become completely engrossed in the story, the characters, and the setting. The storylines are predictable (there is no real mystery to who the bad guy is and you know the leads are going to end up together), a bit repetitive (I mean, it is contemporary...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Nora Roberts is without the doubt the queen of romance. She knows how to draw you in and make you love her characters and truly hate others. 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.SPOILERS AHEAD...I found the story got repetitive. Emily discloses she's pregnant when Graham sentencing comes in. Britt disclose...
  • Brie
    CW: domestic violence; graphic scenes of women and children being abused.*Insert "It's been 84 years" Titanic meme here*Oh boy. This book is 100 pages of harrowing, yet gripping stuff, sandwiched between like 10000000000 pages of landscaping. Actually, it's not really sandwiched, because the compelling parts happen at the beginning, and the ending is just a sad trombone of an anticlimactic denouement. But this book is stronger than her most recen...
  • Myrna
    Nora Roberts always spins a good yarn and this is no exception. This first section was riveting. The ending was predictable but I still enjoyed it. Great mix of Suspense and romance.
  • Melissa McHugh
    OverallUnder Currents is a return to an old formula for Nora Roberts, one in which she has deviated from in her last two hardback releases, Shelter in Place and Come Sundown. Those releases read more like straight suspense mysteries with romance as a subplot. Both were good, but they showed Nora Roberts stretching her writing muscles and stepping out of her role as master romance writer. In Come Sundown, the main story was the tragic and disturbi...
  • Lisazj1
    Thanks GoodReads, for eating my review. You asshole.So again, 4.5 stars. When you read a lot of books from the same author, eventually you end up with one that you just didn't love, even though "not as good" from a talented, favorite author is still usually pretty damn good. Nora Roberts hardly ever misses with me.I enjoy her stories, they're exciting, she's good at keeping the tension going, there's awesome banter, funny moments, terrific friend...
  • Maureen
    I’m a big fan of Nora Roberts and her books. She has a way of writing that almost always make me like her books. So when I received an email with the question if I wanted to read her next new standalone novel ‘Under Currents’ I immediately said yes. In ‘Under Currents’ we meet Zane and Darby. Both have had a hard, and violent past. And now they both live in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Trying to forget the past, they aren’...
  • Tonstant Weader
    was reading two other books when I picked up Under Currents by Nora Roberts while I waited to recharge my e-reader. Well, as always happens when I start reading her books, everything fell by the wayside, including making supper. I read from beginning to end with only a short break when I realized I was very hungry at around midnight.Under Currents begins with the story of Zane’s teen years, living in a hellish home ruled by an abusive father an...
  • Carol
    Another excellent book by Nora Roberts. Her relationships and dialogue are what make her books so terrific to read. This book covered a long time period and dealt with a difficult subject in a sensitive yet compelling way. I loved Zane and Darby as a couple, but I also loved the town of Lakeview, NC and the characters who inhabited it. Nora Roberts has a way of fleshing out all the extra characters in the book without losing the reader in complic...
  • Kelly
    Another great one by Roberts