Night Road: A Novel
"A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review)
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 out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. 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.
"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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tara1Reads - LibraryThing
This was such garbage. I could totally predict what was going to happen. And once the big event happens I thought the book might pick up the pace, but it didn't. The second half of the book was a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
The start of this book was a bit cheesy, and a certain lack of characterisation meant I didn't have high hopes for it. Central character Lexi has been dragged from pillar to post in her early life but ... Read full review