Under Currents

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Little Brown, 2019 - Adult child abuse victims - 436 pages
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From the outside, the house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous, devoted mother and two beautiful children. A perfect family, in a perfect house living their perfect lives. But perfect surfaces can hide dark undercurrents and behind closed doors lies a very different story. Teenager Zane and his younger sister, Britt, are terrorised by their violent father and dysfunctional mother. Too afraid to speak out, Zane does his best to protect his sister and counts the days until they can finally be free. One dark, brutal night when their father's temper takes a horrifying turn for the worse, the perfect fa ade is exposed for the lie it is and Zane and Britt manage to escape. With the help of their beloved aunt, they rebuild their lives a day at a time, creating new families and putting their past behind them. But a childhood like that can cast a shadow the length of a lifetime. Can Zane and Britt ever be free of their past? Or will those dark undercurrents rise to the surface, forcing them to fight for their lives once again ...

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User Review  - lbswiener - LibraryThing

Under Currents: A Novel, is a book that in the beginning stated its purpose; a story of terrible child and adult to adult physical abuse. At all thoughts, one would not want to read the book further ... Read full review

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User Review  - sanyamakadi - LibraryThing

As with most of NR's new work, she recycles her characters...Zane had childhood trauma and now lives in a fancy house on the hill, recalling Naomi in Obsession. Kevin the contractor in Obsession also ... Read full review

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