Night Road
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Night Road


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 safe and on track for college. It has always been easy--until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. 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.

NIGHT ROAD is vivid, emotionally complex novel that 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.

Title:Night Road
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:385 pages

    Night Road Reviews

  • Aestas Book Blog
    Sep 25, 2015

    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::: 5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!! Holy wow, after finishing this book, it feels like I’ve just been through some kind of emotional marathon. My heart is racing. I feel out of brea...

  • Megs ?
    Oct 31, 2011

    This is definitely a book I will be recommending to friends for a long time. Surprisingly, I hadn't heard anything about this book until I went to vote on the 2011 Goodreads polls a few months ago. Th...

  • Trisha ? Devoured Words
    May 27, 2012

    ****WARNING!!!! READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVE READ THIS BOOK! Contains spoilers.****Speechless. This book has made me speechless. I'm repeating myself because that's who exactly I feel this book has pu...

  • K
    Feb 03, 2013

    OKAY ALL YOU TROLLS -- COME AND GET ME!!!!!I know I probably didn't give this enough of a chance. Maybe it would have gotten better. But the other audiobook I was waiting for came in, so it is without...

  • Nancy
    Apr 20, 2012

    Ehnnn...It's an engaging premise: boy-girl twins who are inseparable, and the girlfriend (of both) who complicates their lives. But Hannah piles on layers of irritating detail: endless descriptions of...

  • Maureen
    Aug 23, 2016

    WOOOW wow wow. I did not expect to love this as much as I did. Or become as addicted. The story was pretty predictable but so good. And so sad. It made me cry, it made me smile, it did so many things ...

  • Erin
    Dec 20, 2010

    This book is set in Washington State, like most of Kristin Hannah's books are. It starts with the story of Lexi Baill who is a perpetual foster child who has finally found her 'forever home' with an e...

  • Regina
    Feb 12, 2012

    I almost gave this book one star, but since I at least finished reading it, I figured it had a little merit. Overall, I found the characters unrealistic, shallow, and almost caricatures. I'm not one t...

  • Arah-Lynda
    Feb 21, 2012

    I wasn’t going to write a review for this one and then I found my self here, so here goes.It would be easy to say this is a coming of age story but it really is much, more than that. Yes we have our...

  • Brenda
    Nov 18, 2016

    Higher than a 5 from me. I couldn't put this down. Night road made me feel, think, ask myself questions and want to talk about it. Unforgettable and one I will think of often. ...