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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.

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 backgr
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Hardcover, 454 pages
Published May 26th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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Rebecca Troke Not my favorite Nora Roberts. Major editing mistake on pages 326-327 about Red's injury. How was that missed before publication?
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Debra
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
When Caitlyn Sullivan was ten years old, she was kidnapped from her family's home in Big Sur. Due to her scrappy and tenacious nature, she was able to escape and was found by Dillon and Callan Cooper in their kitchen. From that day on, it became clear who loved her and who was willing to use her for financial gain.

Even after being whisked away to Ireland, she returns to the states to resume her acting career. Have things changed since she was last in California? Will her return be met with happi
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Corina
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideaway feels very much like a family saga in the first half, and a romance in the second half, with minor romantic suspense elements.

DILLON WAS MY KIND OF HERO.
SWOON!! Dillon was down to earth, kind, hard-working, protective and someone who wanted to take care of his woman but knew when to let go and step back. There was this amazing balance between Dillon and Cate. A give and take. Support, understanding, love, but also friendship. The whole enchilada. On top of that Dillon had the most amazi
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Deanna
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020


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Over the years I’ve enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts. Her last two novels, Undercurrents and Shelter in Place were both very good reads. After reading the description for Hideaway, I was excited to get started.

The Sullivan’s were a talented family. Liam Sullivan was an icon whose career spanned decades. Liam’s great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan (Cate) made her movie debut at just 21 months old. She starred in anoth
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Mo
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Sullivan Stars. (Again, I wish Goodreads would let us put half stars in our ratings ... as it wasn't exactly a two star read and it didn't quite make the three star rating but I am feeling a bit generous so will up it to three ... (I can be nice (sometimes))!!

Talk about a letdown. I know some of you might think I choose books with Irish themes just to slate them but that is not true... I have read and enjoyed many books by Nora Roberts (granted, some I have not enjoyed). But this is a new re
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Ceecee
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s 2001 and on the Big Sur the family of recently deceased Hollywood icon Liam Sullivan (92) are holding a memorial. The day goes well although there are tensions between his grandson Aidan and his high maintenance wife Charlotte who wants to get away from ‘Sullivan’s Nest’ as fast as possible. The great grandchildren are playing in the large, secure grounds and the final game is hide and seek. Aidan’s daughter, Caitlyn Ryan Sullivan knows just the place to hide and win the game with her cousi ...more
Mandy White
Hideaway was my first Nora Roberts read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading more from her. This was a family drama with plenty of suspense. I loved the beautifully descriptive narrative, the settings of LA, Big Sur and New York so clear in my mind. This would make a great movie.

This story had something for everybody, greed, love, family, betrayal, fame and fortune. It kept me hooked from the beginning.

Caitlyn Sullivan is just 9 years old when her life changes forever. Her family are Ho
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Jonetta
Caitlyn Sullivan comes from acting royalty, beginning with her great grandfather Liam Sullivan, a Hollywood legend. She began her own acting career young and became a child star in her own right. However, her abduction at age ten during a family celebration in Big Sur permanently changed the course of her life. As she matured, Cate’s path led her in a myriad of directions and relationships until she settled into her true calling as a voice actress, which led her back to the home where she was ta ...more
Anita
May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense
Cold, calculating, rather sterile. No passion, no hot, steamy emotion. Prodding story line from the beginning with Cate's great grandparents to Cate's kidnapping, which was great early in the book action, taking her along through her life to bring her back to Big Sur almost twenty years later. At twenty-eight Cate has become a voice over actor and is thinking about the boy, now a man, who found her when she escaped from the kidnappers when she was ten. Like I said, no passion there, not much mor ...more
Dianne
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up.


I went into this book with high hopes and I was happy and I stayed that way for maybe the first 1/4 of the book. The crime itself was clever and the reason's for it, well, cliched but they are cliches for a good reason sometimes!

After that Hideaway became an over-cliched mess of repetition, oh poor me's, underdeveloped characters and overstuffed with useless descriptions (of land, house, clothes, etc.) that didn't help the story along one little bit -it was just filler. And
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Annette Williams
Jun 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate when I have to give a Nora Roberts book a 1-star review but, this one was well deserved. Hideaway was bad and not in a good way. It was boring, anticlimactic, and predictable. I figured out Charlotte was in on the kidnapping early on and it didn’t take a genius to know Grant was playing puppet master from behind bars. The first 20 chapters of the book was about Cate’s childhood. Nora took entirely too long to get us to the present and, once we got there, the book fell flat. There were no ...more
Lou
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideaway is the latest standalone novel from bestseller Nora Roberts; I didn't realise it was romantic suspense but I enjoyed it despite not being into anything romance-based. 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 abdu ...more
Bookphenomena (Micky)
HIDEAWAY was a rich melding of a family saga with suspense and a gentle romance. It was also only my second stroll with Nora Roberts. The story started with an almighty thrilling bang and then the rest of the tale played out over decades. This growth of the readers knowledge and affection for the family was facilitated by great writing and a solid plot.

Caitlyn (Cate) was at the centre of a kidnapping plot, age ten, all due to the fact she was from a famous family of actors. The Sullivans as a fa
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Mara
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a weird one to try to review, because there are parts of this book I loved and parts of this book that just did not work at all. The beginning half was far more successful than the back half, and it took me ages to slog through that back half. This isn't really a suspense or romance, though it has those elements- really, it's a slice of life contemporary that kind of meanders between the first kidnapping and the final denouement. Because it's La Nora, I did enjoy myself, but this is one ...more
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
The Sullivans of Hollywood fame have all returned home to Big Sur to celebrate the life of their patriarch Liam Sullivan who has passed. Nine year old Caitlyn is playing with her cousins out back when she's kidnapped. Authorities believe it's an inside job because of the tight security in place on the estate. Cate manages to escape her captors, running through the woods until stumbling upon a house with a light. Little does Cate know this harrowing ordeal and the after shocks will follow her the ...more
MicheleReader
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hideaway introduces us to the Sullivan family – a Hollywood dynasty. In 2001, the death of the family patriarch Liam Sullivan brings the family to Big Sur to celebrate his life. His 10-year old great granddaughter Caitlyn (Cate) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of $10 million. The police quickly determine that this was an inside job. The kidnapping and those responsible impact Cate throughout her young life. The majority of the book takes place when Cate is in her late twenties and is trying t ...more
Lyn

Hideaway is the story of Cate Sullivan, the prodigy of a famous Hollywood family. She is kidnapped as a child and that trauma, with its underlying hurtful revelations, ripples throughout her life, re-shaping it from what could have to what can be, disrupting her set path, affecting not just her but her entire family and that of Dillon Cooper’s and forcing her to turn into a new direction.

I have to say upfront, I couldn’t believe it when I was lucky enough to get approved for the ARC of this book
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Rach
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is about the The Sullivan family, who are a big and famous family. The story starts of in 2001. The Sullivan family are honouring Liam Sullivan on their estate in Big Sur. Caitlyn the daughter of Aidan and Charlotte is kidnapped while they are there and that leads to the future story in the book. Catilyn is main narative from 2001 to the present time.

I hard time reading this book. The characters (especially one character who was awful) and certain aspects of the story i found rather p
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Anne OK
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
I didn't hate the latest from Nora Roberts -- but it certainly wasn't up-to-par with her books from days gone by. In the last few years, I've ran hot and cold in regards to her newer releases. From the book blurb, I really felt this one might be a hit. There was plenty of potential for a great family saga, including romance and suspense, but ended up feeling more like a low-budget Hollywood B-film. Disappointing to say the least, and that's why I'm going to wait a few days, and give myself time ...more
Vilma Iris
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

An early trauma changes the course of one family’s trajectory in Hideaway—the latest domestic drama from author Nora Roberts.

Nine-year-old Caitlyn (Cate) Sullivan came from a long line of Hollywood royalty, a family who adored her. But while at the family home in Big Sur, California, Cate was abducted while she and her cousins played hide-and-seek.

Cate was no delicate flower, however. She was smart, resourceful and quick thinking, managing to escape her captors and finding refuge in a n
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Ann Lou
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
The story is a little bit predictable. But I love the h and H families. Not really a suspense because we know in the early chapters who the bad guys are.
Obsidian
Did Not Finish-25 percent.

I got to 25 percent and had to quit this one. Nothing is happening. Reading about one family and how they became "Hollywood royalty" was too much. This book read like a mish-mash of older Nora Roberts books and trying to tie into her new style of writing romantic suspense. It did not work and I was not in the mood to keep trying to plod through this. This is such a disappointment to me because I absolutely loved Under Currents. I was hoping for more of the same here.

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Kati
May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, romance
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway. My opinions are my own.

While all the cast of main characters were immanently likable in this story, it failed to ever reach a point of true depth. The main character, from her childhood at the beginning of the book, through her teen years, and into the adulthood at the end of the book, maintained the same maturity, the same tone, and voice. I never felt like she had much of a growth arch at all. In fact, the entire Sullivan clan "spoke" with much the
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Tonya
Suspense and romance wrapped up in a finding yourself novel that kept my interest. The whole family was super interesting - each family member had its own share of secrets and mystery..the kind of person you want as a friend and the type of person you want to spend more time with.

I wound up checking this book out and reading it again, still love the way that Nora Roberts develops the characters. Cate is a complex character! Definitely enjoyed even the second time around!!!
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
2.5 stars, rounded up. This book is just too long for what it accomplishes; it's some 450 pages, and could have been 300.
Celeste
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charming, cozy, and captivating. As always, Nora presents a wonderful story full of family, love, drama, and humor. Once again, she presents both family and the characters’ passion for their professions in ways that captured me completely. While it’s not joining my favorites among her works, Hideaway is a book that I have every intention of revisiting.
Sallie
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Edelweiss+ for an advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review.

First I have to say that I love Nora Roberts. I've read most of her books. Hideaway was not a disappointment at all. The story starts out with the kidnapping of Cate at the age of 10 at a Sullivan family get together. It follows Cate through her life as she deals with the day she was kidnap and who was behind the kidnapping. The trauma that happened after the terrifying ordeal.

What I found interesting about thi
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Kay
Hideaway has it all; romance, family, and suspense, a great read. This is my first Nora Roberts book (tried a couple, but all were DNF).

At first I was going to give it 3 stars as I was waiting for a twist ending. As a regular thriller reader, I have a habit of getting ready for a surprise, which wouldn't be fair. This was light and a feel good book with some bad actors that added flavor to the story. Overall I enjoyed it.
Olga Gamer
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Happy book birthday to Hideaway, the latest novel from Nora Roberts. She wastes no time introducing us to the Sullivan family, known to be Hollywood royalty. The family has gathered at their home in Big Sur, California, for the funeral of Liam Sullivan, the patriarch of the family, and during the celebration of his life, 10-year-old Caitlyn (Cate) sneaks off for a game of hide-and-go seek and promptly gets herself kidnapped. She's a scrappy, determined young girl and manages to break free from h ...more
Cherihy808
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read
2-2.5 stars. First let me start off by saying that I was absolutely thrilled to win my very first Goodreads giveaway and for it be a Nora Roberts book. I read Shelter in Place last year and absolutely loved it. With that said, I did NOT like this book at all. I have to be honest and say that I only finished it BECAUSE it was a giveaway win and I felt like I couldn’t leave an honest review without reading the whole thing. My friend also had a copy and we attempted to do a buddy read but she only ...more
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