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Hideaway: A Novel

by Nora Roberts

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The Hideaway is the story of Caitlyn Sullivan, youngest in a long line of Sullivans who are famous Hollywood actors. At 9 years old, Caitlyn has already had parts in movies, making her a star when she is kidnapped from her great-great grandfather's memorial. Caitlyn saves herself by climbing down from a window using sheets as a rope and running to a nearby house to get help. There she meets Dillon Cooper and his family who call the police and Caitlyn's father. When Caitlyn's mother is found to be part of the scheme to kidnap her, she is arrested and sentenced to prison along with her two co-conspirators. As Caitlyn grows up, she is haunted by a series of crimes that all relate back to her kidnapping.
Even though The Hideaway lacked some conflict and some character development, it still portrays characters that readers would like to know and conveys detailed settings showing the reader wonderful places to live, making the story an enjoyable read. ( )
  ftbooklover | Oct 12, 2021 |
The Hideaway is the story of Caitlyn Sullivan, youngest in a long line of Sullivans who are famous Hollywood actors. At 9 years old, Caitlyn has already had parts in movies, making her a star when she is kidnapped from her great-great grandfather's memorial. Caitlyn saves herself by climbing down from a window using sheets as a rope and running to a nearby house to get help. There she meets Dillon Cooper and his family who call the police and Caitlyn's father. When Caitlyn's mother is found to be part of the scheme to kidnap her, she is arrested and sentenced to prison along with her two co-conspirators. As Caitlyn grows up, she is haunted by a series of crimes that all relate back to her kidnapping.
Even though The Hideaway lacked some conflict and some character development, it still portrays characters that readers would like to know and conveys detailed settings showing the reader wonderful places to live, making the story an enjoyable read. ( )
  ftbooklover | Oct 12, 2021 |
Hideaway is a well written suspenseful story from beginning to end. All of the characters seem real. All of the settings are well described. All of the situations that the characters are in are plausible. There is suspense, love and most of all family holding the story together. The book is highly recommended and received four stars in this review. ( )
  lbswiener | Sep 28, 2021 |
Apparently all I can read in year two of the pandemic is Nora Roberts (as opposed to year one which was mostly filled with Pride and Prejudice adaptations...). More recycled characters here..the male lead, Dillon, is the rancher we saw in Come Sundown and a couple other early works about Montana. It's been a long time since we've seen a show business family (Emma in Public Secrets? Or Eve Benedict in Genuine Lies ), but this one is lovely--and Irish!--and it is definitely the first time she has blended Hollywood glamor with the wholesome life on the ranch. And in beautiful Big Sur, CA, no less! Fun and recommended, like all of her long-form mystery romances. ( )
  sanyamakadi | Jul 20, 2021 |
The book started off real well.
A big family. A young girl. Her getting kidnapped, the ransom demand, the great escape, the investigation.
It all looked very promising.
After that, I think the book just went all the way down.
Let me start with the romance. There was practically none. He looked at her when she was 17. He could see her with him, in his place that was it. She is intertwined with his family, meets him a couple of times and they just drift together. No major romance, no build up. It was just completely flat.
The suspense. There was none. Everyone from the reader to all the characters knew who the bad guy was. There was no mystery.
Most Nora Roberts are normally categorised as Romantic Suspense. So here we have a book where there is no suspense except in the first part for a short time, there is a very very bland romance.
Do i have to go any further. I don't think so.
That said. Nora Roberts books are very clean so you don't end up reading some very offensive erotica. Also she knows how to build the characters so they are built ok and quite consistent.
Thumbs down for me but i didn't hate it. Just OK. ( )
  deepatarak | Jun 29, 2021 |
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