Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The past is never far behind, its tentacles reaching into every aspect of your life and coloring your future. The things we go through – good, bad, traumatic – they all shape our lives, and make us who we are.
Nora Roberts’ latest book, Under Currents, emphasizes how abuse can traumatize you, how its effects ricochet and echo through every aspect of your life. The beginning of this book was heart-breaking, watching everything Zane and his sister suffered, things no child should be subjected to. To feel alone and helpless, with no hope of help in sight. It was devastating to see two children in the grip of monsters who wore human faces.
How do you get past such a trauma? How do you pick up the pieces of your life and go on? Zane fought hard to become the man he became. He finally had his life settled but the past refused to let go. Then he meets Darby, who has her own share of ghosts to deal with.
I enjoyed Darby’s style, her way of seeing the beauty in the world, despite the trauma she underwent. She was living proof that you couldn’t just survive something but thrive.
Under Currents was a tale of hurt and healing, of letting go of the past. Though the writing dragged a bit in places, it was a good story, with strong characters and a good plot-line.