Nora Roberts

Book - 2020

"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..."--Provided by publisher.

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Domestic fiction
Suspense fiction
Romantic suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Romance fiction
New York : St. Martin's Press 2020.
First U.S. edition
Physical Description
454 pages ; 24 cm
Main Author
Nora Roberts (author)
Review by Booklist Review

When she was 10, child star Caitlyn Sullivan was kidnapped from her prominent Hollywood family's home in Big Sur. Fortunately, brave and resourceful Cate was able to escape her abductors and seek safety at the Cooper family ranch. Most of Cate's family rallied around her, helping her put the pieces of her life back together. Years after the incident, however, Cate begins receiving anonymous phone calls that taunt her with the possibility that whoever was responsible for the crime may not be done with her. Fortunately, Cate has a strong support team, including sexy rancher and neighbor Dillon Cooper, as she seeks a way to put an end to the danger that threatens her and everyone she loves. Roberts (Under Currents, 2019) once again offers a master class in storytelling as she displays her formidable ability to portray easily relatable characters and engineer a plot spiked with chilling suspense and layered with life-affirming love, which, together, generate a captivating read.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: There is no place readers can hide from the planned 1,000,000-copy laydown and multimedia PR campaign which promises to place Roberts on the best-seller lists once again.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

An early trauma shapes the course of a woman's life in this impactful drama from Roberts (Under Currents). Ten-year-old Cate Sullivan is a fourth generation actor whose famous great-grandfather has recently died. At a celebration of his life, Cate is kidnapped and held for ransom, but she soon escapes to a nearby ranch. Once the police begin investigating, it becomes evident that Cate's mother planned the kidnapping as a way to make some quick money and is arrested. As Cate grows up, the shadow of what her mother did follows her; until, as a grown woman, she returns home and is reunited with Dillon, the boy whose family owns the ranch Cate escaped to after her kidnapping. But as Cate's feelings for Dillon develop, she once again becomes the target of threats--which may be linked to the recent release of her mother from prison. The action unfolds quickly, though some threads resolve too neatly and the main twists feel abrupt. Cate, meanwhile, is a gritty and charismatic but often unbelievable protagonist--even as a kid her instincts are perfect. Nonetheless, fans of Roberts's intense contemporary tales will enjoy this high-stakes love story. (May)

(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved Review by Library Journal Review

One awful night changed former child star Caitlyn Sullivan's life, but now she has returned to Los Angeles and Big Sur in hopes of moving past that childhood trauma. Yet the past does not want to stay there, and it is coming back with a vengeance. Cate must learn to trust again and survive this new danger, but she is not alone. Dillon Cooper, the boy who found her on the darkest night of her life, is there to help again. Roberts (Shelter in Place) brings readers another excellent, suspenseful romance that they will not be able to put down. She has created two new families with deep ties to each other and will make readers want to visit the beautiful landscapes she describes. Though some readers will likely figure out the twists and turns early in the book, the emotional investment Roberts creates and the slow sizzle of this romance will make them hold on to the end. VERDICT Roberts's legions of fans will want to add Caitlyn Sullivan's story to their lists. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]--Morgan Lockard, Campbell Cty. P.L., KY

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