For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on…to let go…to forget…to forgive.… Which road will you take?
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.
Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy—until senior year of high school tests them all. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time Mia and Zach leave the house, she worries about them.
On a hot summer’s night her worst fears are realized. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.
Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.
“A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished.” —The Huffington Post
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"Kristin Hannah's books always make me cry. The subject matter is so personal and so easy to relate to. Any of us could be Jude. Any of us could make a mistake that results in a unimaginable end. She's able to write in such a way that I feel the emotions of the character. The sadness. The regret. The sorrow. Yet her stories always end on a positive note. Inspiring. Good triumphs over evil. Wrongs are eventually righted. It's quite a ride to read a Kristin Hannah book."
Erin (4 out of 5 stars)