Under currents / Nora Roberts.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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 and his sister know the truth: There is something terribly wrong. As his father's violent, controlling rages--and his mother's complicity--become more and more oppressive, Zane counts the years, months, days until he can escape. He looks out for little Britt, warning her: Be smart; Be careful. In fear for his very life, he plays along with the insidious lie that everything is fine, while scribbling his real thoughts in a secret journal he must carefully hide away. When one brutal, shattering night finally reveals cracks in the façade, Zane begins to understand that some people are willing to face the truth, even when it hurts. As he grows into manhood and builds a new kind of family, he will find that while the darkness of his past may always shadow him, it will also show him what is necessary for good to triumph--and give him strength to draw on when he once again must stand up and defend himself and the ones he loves..."-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250207098
      1250207096
      9781250246776
      1250246776
    • Accession Number:
      2018055444
    • Accession Number:
      on1057303494
      1057303494
    • Accession Number:
      fay.654144
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROBERTS, N. Under currents. [s.l.] : St. Martin’s Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Roberts N. Under Currents. St. Martin’s Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144. Accessed August 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Roberts, N. (2019). Under currents. St. Martin’s Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Roberts, Nora. 2019. Under Currents. St. Martin’s Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144.
    • Harvard:
      Roberts, N. (2019) Under currents. St. Martin’s Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144 (Accessed: 22 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Roberts, N 2019, Under currents, St. Martin’s Press, viewed 22 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Roberts, Nora. Under Currents. St. Martin’s Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Roberts, Nora. Under Currents. St. Martin’s Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Roberts N. Under currents [Internet]. St. Martin’s Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.654144

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Twenty years after leaving a home that was made a living hell by his father's abuse and his mother's compliance, Zane Walker returns to Lakeview, ostensibly to open his law practice, but more importantly to be closer to his sister, Britt, and his Aunt Emily. While Zane begins the process of reconciling with his past, he finds himself connecting with Darby McCray, who recently moved to Lakeview to launch her landscape-design business. However, as Darby and Zane begin exploring the possibility of a long-term relationship, a dark shadow from Zane's past threatens their future together. When it comes to depicting the horrific toll physical, verbal, and emotional abuse can have on a child, Roberts doesn't pull any punches, but she does counterbalance these gut-wrenching episodes with some examples of just how important a loving and nurturing home environment can be for a child (and an adult). Roberts goes on to skillfully weave into the plot the kind of domestic details her readers love, while presenting incisively etched characters, thus making for an impressive addition to her remarkable literary canon.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Roberts continues to wow readers, and this heartfelt tale will receive the usual star treatment with a hefty print run and lots of publicity. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 June

Zane Bigelow and Darby McCray have something in common—broken noses received at the hands of their abusers. As a teenager, Zane survived a horrendous attack that ended with his mother and father behind bars, and young newlywed Darby's ex-husband went to prison after putting her in the hospital. Now living in a small lakeside town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, they meet and fall in love. They are survivors, made stronger by their experiences but also because they have each other. Zane and Darby may have moved on, but their abusers have not, and with them out and looking for revenge, that strength will be put to the test. VERDICT Prolific and hugely popular author Roberts (Shelter in Place; Year One), who also writes as J.D. Robb ("In Death" series), combines complex characters with a vivid setting to create a real page-turner. Broken into four sections, each of which packs a punch, this contemporary fiction mixed with a bit of suspense is completely engaging. Expect wide appeal beyond the author's regular fanbase. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]—Vicki Briner, Broomfield, CO

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 March #2

Roberts (Shelter in Place) cleverly blends the past into the present as abuse survivors discover the healing power of love. Zane Bigelow and his sister, Britt, grew up in the wealthy Lakeview Terrace development in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Their father, Graham, a prominent physician, physically abused them, abetted by his wife, Eliza. At 15, Zane stood up to his father and went to the police; Graham and Eliza were imprisoned. Years later, Darby McCray leaves the suburbs of Baltimore and her abusive husband to relocate to Lakeview and build her landscaping business there; Zane also returns to Lakeview from Raleigh and decides to set up a small private practice as an attorney. When Zane and Darby meet, sparks ignite. As she sells him on the amazing landscaping she can provide for his new home, he's drawn to her pure beauty and kind, friendly nature. Their relationship becomes more serious, and Darby becomes a beloved part of the community, but threats from the past come back to haunt Zane and his newfound happiness. Roberts's latest is full of powerful, magnetic characters who have overcome terrible situations. Suspense and sensual romance are expertly combined in this riveting story. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (July)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.