Night Road - Kristin Hannah

Night Road

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,209 Ratings


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?

Night Road

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. 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.

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.


  • Wonderful!

    By wrigleyraintexas
    I didn't want this book to end. I fell in love with every character. This is my second Hannah novel and I will definitely be reading a third!
  • Night Road

    By BPF72
    Though I couldn't put this book down it was quite depressing - especially if you are a parent. I'm not sure I would've bought it if I realized how sad it would be ahead of time. I liked how well we got to know the characters - though I found Jude to be over the top at times. Definitely an engaging story - just sad!
  • Loved Night Road

    By SMM-b
    This is the first book I have read of Kristin Hannah's. Like the other reviews, I laughed and then I cried! Great book, I literally read all 385 pages starting Friday night and finishing Sunday night!
  • Best Book Ever....!!!!!!!!

    By Nskdmckandienxlqbenx
    I laughed, I cried, I cried again, and I continued to cry. This book changed the way I looked at life, made me re think the choices I've made.. And made see things from a different view. This was honestly the most amazing story I've ever read, and I recommend to anyone... Even if you think it isn't your "type" of book.. Amazing
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  • Great read!

    By LishaG20
    I really loved this book, I just started reading the books by this author and I have loved both of the ones I read. (This one and Angel Falls) It's a real tearjerker, and you really get to know the characters. A few things I found a little too much though is how the mother Jude acts toward the other characters, it's way over the top and too dramatic. Also I'm sorry but it made no sense why they spoke Spanish as well some times. Just because the kids took it for a year the whole family is going to start using it form then on in everyday conversation? Too unreal, that would not happen. I wondered though out the whole novel why they spoke it because they obviously are not Spanish themselves by the way they are described, so what's the point? There isn't one. It does get annoying. Both stories I've read she does this and I do not know why. Other then that great read.
  • Amazing

    By Mitches07
    This book was hands down 5 stars could not put it down!!
  • Amazing!

    By EmanuelaEmy
    One of the best books I have ever read! I loved it so much!
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    By Cheats codes
  • Night road. A thought provoking novel for me; mother of two high school students.

    By Joebagga18
    Highly recommended.