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 to establish herself in her career and establish long term relationships while still dealing with old fears and new threats.
While there are some elements of suspense in Hideaway, this is a story about family and relationships. The strong support of the Sullivan family and the Moore family, who own a nearby ranch/farm, offer appealing and well developed characters.
The mystery of the book is not hard to solve but the warmth of the families is what I liked about the book. The romance comes late in the book and is not the primary focus although it’s a sweet one. Hideaway is a light, fast-paced read that was relaxing and enjoyable.
Many thanks to Edelweiss, St. Martin's Press and Nora Roberts for an advance copy.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Fiction - Family Drama / Romance / Suspense.
Publication Date: May 26, 2020.
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