My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I downloaded Hideaway by Nora Roberts to feel happy and good which is what an NR book always provides me with. Love, family relationships and a good mystery to keep the reader engaged, NR has been doing it for ages. Hideaway became the perfect book for me to curl up with and be lost in.
The protagonist Caitlyn is such a lovely character that it was easy to relate to her as a child, as a young girl and then of course as an adult too. There are not many authors who capture family relationships so wonderfully and NR has been doing it consistently for God knows how many years now. The Sullivan family with a background of Hollywood dazzle was such a delight to read with all the drama that unfolds in a large family. Adding a ranch, with a cowboy hero in Callan and then some cute dogs, the reading becomes heavenly.
The suspense adds the much needed angst, else most NR books have a feeling of cloying sweetness but Caitlyn’s struggle in each stage of her life was delicately portrayed and I felt it did balance all that sugar.
Exactly the kind of read that I wanted when feeling low and out, Hideaway provided the required hideaway for me too.
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, a daughter of Hollywood royalty, was already a star at ten, but still 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.
Despite her glamorous background, Cate was a shrewd, scrappy survivor, and she managed to escape her abductors. Callan Cooper was shocked to find the bruised and terrified girl huddled in his ranch house kitchen—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge and comfort, reuniting her with her loved ones.
Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years away in Ireland, sheltered and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul. Then, finally, she returned to Los Angeles, hoping 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…
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