Tuesday, June 2, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Today I'm so happy to be sharing my review of the Macmillan Audio edition of Hideaway by Nora Roberts
This is Nora at her very best


IBSN: 9781250752390
Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Release Date: 5-26-2020

 15 hours-46 minutes
 Macmillan Audio for review
Buy It: Audible


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 had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who 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.

Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul.

Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage 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…

Listen to a sample:

My Macmillan Audio Review:

Nora Roberts
narrated by: January LaVoy
Hideaway is Nora Roberts at her very best, fantastic plot, backdrops and unforgettable over the top characters where readers will be able to really escape into the pages of someone else’s drama.
The storyline is decades long, emotional and unsettling all about family, the betrayal of a mother and the daughter who spends her life running from the aftermath.  And about the outrageous, gregarious, loving Sullivan family and how they circle the wagons when one of their own is threatened, the perfect balance of family dramatics and angst.
The storytelling is exceptional as Nora weaves all the lose threads together until every piece is in its proper place and all tied up in a pretty bow with her easy paced fluid narrative.
The characters are wonderful all well developed and readers will love the good, hate the despicable and loath the pathetic.
And of course there’s an underlying steamy romance between Cate and the hunky rancher that will hit the marks for every romance lover.
Fans of romantic suspense, family drama and exceptional storytelling will find this hard to put down.
January LaVoy’s narration is phenomenal she is the perfect Cate and is brilliant with all the female roles and is also wonderful with the male roles. She puts just the right emotion in just the right place and listeners will have trouble taking those earbuds out.
Cate Sullivan’s family is four generations of Hollywood Royalty starting with her immigrant Great Grand Da, and it was during his life celebration when she was ten that she was kidnapped for ransom, luckily Cate escaped and was recused at a nearby ranch. But the rescue was not the happy ending because it was Cate’s mother who set up the kidnapping and even though her mother and her accomplices were put in prison this tragedy followed Cate her whole life, made it hard for her to make friends and to trust. And it also brought out the crazies because when Cate decided to take up the family trade she began getting veiled threats that escalated when she moved to NY, until tired of running and missing her California family home Cate decided it was time to go home. It doesn’t hurt that the boy who helped save her, Dillon Cooper has grown up to be one handsome rancher.
About the author:
NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Under Currents, Shelter in Place, Year One, Of Blood and Bone, Come Sundown and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


  1. I can't wait to read this one. Great review, Debbie.

  2. I haven't read Nora in quite a while. Not sure I could get back into her books now.

    1. I didn't read her for years but am now really enjoying her stand alone titles and I Loved her last fantasy thriller trilogy The Chronicles of One. As much as you like paranormal romance I'm surprised you haven't read it.

  3. Quite the Nora drama, sounds good

  4. Oh can't wait. I had already bought it and its ready to go in my listening list. I buy her sight unseen, I just know it will be good and you have ratified that. Yay.