One day, she thought, one moment, one innocent game. How was it that day, that moment, that game never seemed to end?
Caitlyn Sullivan is just nine years old when a game of hide and seek at a family party will change her life forever.
The betrayal she experienced that night will shape Caitlyn's life - and for years she runs and runs, hiding from the aftermath of the trauma. But Caitlyn comes to realise that if she wants to not just survive but thrive, she must return to the family home to face up to her past.
What happened that night may always haunt Caitlyn but she must decide if it's what you're running from that matters. Or who finds you.
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.