Under Currents

Under Currents

by Nora Roberts


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250207098
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 7,228
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Year One, Shelter in Place, Come Sundown, The Obsession, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

Customer Reviews

Under Currents 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one weaves a story better than Nora Roberts. This is one of the best books she has written yet. A strong female character meets the true man of her dreams. They both come from troubled pasts and did not allow it to set the course of their lives. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Nora Roberts for taking on the topic of familial abuse in all forms. This book has been very healing for me in so many ways and reinforces my healing process. The blame settles on the abuser, not on the abused. This is a great read and as always, good and love triumph over evil and hate . Thank you!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, quick read. Twists and turns, that keep you reading.
Nanna51 More than 1 year ago
I read this book slowly because the content was hard to take at times. With a theme of spousal and child abuse, there was a great deal of violence. Since I have been a victim of the same, it was hard for me to read the descriptions of the events in the lives of Zane, Britt and Darby. The theme is that everything looks fine on the outside, but on the inside, the part that no one sees, there is danger and emotional destruction. This is the “undercurrent.” I did enjoy reading this book that is the story of survival, redemption and the triumph of love in the face of many obstacles. Nora Roberts definitely knows how to tell a story that will pull you in and not let you go, like a rip tide of strong feelings and deep involvement in the lives of the characters. The story seemed a little long to me, with all of the details about Darby’s landscaping, but for those who enjoy gardening (I don’t), this may add to the book. My favorite character was Darby who was quirky, independent and resourceful. Zane was the best foil for her since he had learned to defend himself when attacked, whether the attack was verbal or physical. The book has four parts and each part begins with a quotation that gives the reader a clue about what will happen in that section. There were many parts that I was able to guess what was happening, so there was not a lot of mystery to the story, but there was definitely a lot of drama. This book would make a great movie for TV, on a channel like LIfetime. Readers of women’s fiction will enjoy this book, but all readers should be aware that there are descriptions of a lot of graphic violence. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down. Now I'm finished and wish I could forget it so I could read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh nora roberts how l love your books and have read every single one. I loved this one set in NC my home for nearly 50 years and i am proud of my roots. I wish you had not made reference to the rebel flag in the way you did because its history. And dont get me started on gun bumper sticker. This was still a good book tho very predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, but where did the 'romance go? That is what sets Nora Roberts apart for me. I read her for the fantastic scene and character development AND the romance. She just skipped over that here. It was not worth the $16.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was hooked on this book from the first paragraph. I have read everyone of Nora Roberts books and this one didn't disappoint me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like all her previous books, this is a winner
Nancy Webster 20 hours ago
I ordered this book and paid $14.99 for it and it will not OPEN so I can not read it.
lankEL 3 months ago
Judy Gerbig 3 months ago
Good book, didn't care for the language, wasn't necessary.
Dixie Pichitino 8 months ago
Janet Hoskins 8 months ago
I haven't read a novel written by Nora Roberts for a long time. Enjoyed this novel very much, had a great storyline and the characters were wonderful. I may read another book by her again.
marjoriemorris281 8 months ago
Nora Roberts let her love of gardening shine in this book. The storyline is a good one. Even though I guessed or knew who was the second killer, I still couldn't quit reading. Great book!
Olivia Mulkey 8 months ago
Could not put down
Anonymous 9 months ago
Love Zane and Darby! Two beautiful characters filled with guts and strength! Lots of interesting family and friends introduced. A trilogy maybe! Gabe and Brody's stories? Please, please, please!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved it! Nora Roberts doesn't disappoint!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Nora Roberts has done it again. This was a GREAT book. Could not put it down. Always waiting for her newest book to come out. Love hard cover book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me wanting to read more! Thriller