* Review * HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts

* Review * HIDEAWAY by Nora RobertsHideaway by Nora Roberts
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 26, 2020
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A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway.

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance…


A temptation of love and vengeance! With a tale centered around a family filled with Hollywood royalty, Nora Roberts takes her reader on an emotional journey of love and suspense in HIDEAWAY. The two families at the core of the story are well developed and extremely likable. The plot hooks the reader very quickly and while there are a few disjointed curves that take us from one point in the story to another, the heart of the story is very satisfying.

Caitlyn Sullivan is an endearing character who stole my heart right from the start. She manages to outsmart kidnappers as a child and make her way towards a safe haven that will get her back to her family, and just when we think we can’t like her more, she manages to pick up the pieces of her shattered world and go on to live a successful life.

Watching her come full circle and return to Big Sur and the guy who helped reunite her with her family all those years ago is a welcome twist that seems to only raise the intensity of the danger still swirling around her.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a drama filled book revolving around an accomplished family and the ups and downs of life’s circumstances.


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