I love when new Nora Roberts’ books come out as they always give me something to read that I know that I’ll enjoy, at least most often. There is a rare book of hers, that even though it does have some good parts, doesn’t bring me as much thrill of a read as others she has written. Hideaway is like that.
Hideaway is a well written book and there was a good dose of action and romance within it, however, it didn’t give me as much of a thrill to read as I was expecting. I was happy to find that, at least one of the culprits of the story turned out to be Caitlyn’s mother (I know, awkward thought considering that is her mother) as it brought a new sense of suspension to the story. In most books that I’ve read the villain(s) are usually outside the family so this gave a nice twist to the normal. However, after Caitlyn started to grow up and her life progressed through its different phases, I feel as if there could have been more happenings, more suspense.
I was excited (and also expected) when Cate and Callan got together in the end and I loved how you are taken through the different phases of Cate’s life as it allows for the reader to really understand how she got from point A to point D in her life and how she handled being kidnapped as a child. However, I felt a bit lost on the life of her father, Aidan, as he was out of the picture quite a bit and I wanted to know more about him and how he was getting on with life, especially since we got to see the lives of all the others along the way. You would figure the father figure would be in the life of his only child a bit more, especially after what has happened/what was happening to her throughout her life.
Overall it’s a good read and I’m glad to have done so, but I don’t see it being a book that I’ll reread that often compared to other Nora Roberts books that I’ve reread many times.
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…
A list of Nora Robert’s books can be found here – Book List – She even has a printable list that can be found here – Printable List – and a list of series/connected books can be found here – Series/Connected Book List