"Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City." - Associated Press
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…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A passionate romance packed with nail-biting suspense, very complicated family issues, and a splash of Hollywood glitz? Sounds like a recipe for a must-read Nora Roberts novel. Cate is the scion of a famous Tinseltown dynasty—which is way harder than it sounds. As a child, she miraculously survived a terrifying kidnapping; now, as an adult, she discovers that her horrible ordeal never really ended. After all, without her powerful family’s weird history, she’d never have been abducted in the first place—or met Dillon, the hunk who makes everything that much more wonderful and complicated. Roberts’ exciting story barrels forward breathlessly, always peppered with deliciously fine details about the glamorous life of the 1 percent. Is there any hope for a poor little rich girl with a very real target on her back? We couldn’t put Hideaway down until we found out.
An early trauma shapes the course of a woman's life in this impactful drama from Roberts (Under Currents). Ten-year-old Cate Sullivan is a fourth generation actor whose famous great-grandfather has recently died. At a celebration of his life, Cate is kidnapped and held for ransom, but she soon escapes to a nearby ranch. Once the police begin investigating, it becomes evident that Cate's mother planned the kidnapping as a way to make some quick money and is arrested. As Cate grows up, the shadow of what her mother did follows her; until, as a grown woman, she returns home and is reunited with Dillon, the boy whose family owns the ranch Cate escaped to after her kidnapping. But as Cate's feelings for Dillon develop, she once again becomes the target of threats which may be linked to the recent release of her mother from prison. The action unfolds quickly, though some threads resolve too neatly and the main twists feel abrupt. Cate, meanwhile, is a gritty and charismatic but often unbelievable protagonist even as a kid her instincts are perfect. Nonetheless, fans of Roberts's intense contemporary tales will enjoy this high-stakes love story.
Just finished reading the latest gem from Ms Roberts. It hits my comfort level in every way. The writing is so mature, strong while the story unfolds brimming with emotions and intrigue. I look forward to her next literary jewel.
A huge fan having read all of her stories and especially the “In Death” saga several times .
A disappointing book with NR’s often recycled theme...
From an author who can (usually) deliver suspense and well-researched novels, Hideaway was a dull read with no mystery, no engaging relationships, and contained an anti-climatic ending to a very predictable theme of childhood trauma, decades old revenge, and later-in-life loves. It felt very much like a book trotted out on the fly simply to meet a deadline.