Night Road - Kristin Hannah

Night Road

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 2,838 Ratings


Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Kristin Hannah's Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness.

"A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review)

Life comes down to a series of choices.

To hold on…

To let 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


  • Very boring and predictable

    By The Best Book
    So incredibly predicable and. I expected a higher level of authorship from Kristin Hannah. The storyline, characters and plot were so formulaic as to be hokey. I actually cringed many times. And guess what, true to the blueprint,(spoiler alert) they all live happily ever after. Cringe.
  • Thanks

    By Ms.Navarro'smathematicians
    Thanks for writing this book. Loved it.
  • Night road

    By Gold plated dynamite 💯
    Incredibly moving. A great read
  • Couldn’t put down!

    By Bekahlovespitbulls
    So glad I read this book. I’ve never read any books by this author and now I’m excited to try another! She’s got a creative mind and her writing style is easy to read. I couldn’t put the book down!
  • Difficult Read but gals I didn’t stop

    By Grannie BB
    Kristin Hannah favorite authors. I often found myself wondering why I was reading this book, so tragic. I’m glad I stuck it out as in the end as usual Kristin Hannah delivered. Presented a very good life lesson for all mothers to hear. Grannie BB
  • Loved it

    By MJW6506
    Page turner!
  • Memories

    By GVgGardenGirl
    I cried through a lot of this story as our son lost his life due to alcoholism. It started in high school and ultimately destroyed his liver. We visited him in jail, thinking it would be the worst experience so far but the other visitors looked just like us. Now, with 4 teenage grandsons I can only give words of caution and love and a lot of prayers. This book released a lot of the pain I’ve carried for a long time. The innocence, naïveté, hope, dreams and love were a thread I held onto. Finally as a gardener, the metaphor of the garden touched my heart. Thank you.
  • Great storyteller

    By Tae Sing
    Solid, full story that came to a complete circle.
  • 😩

    By lau ar
    Disappointing. Too drawn out. Favorite author but not liking this book At all.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By tnwhorselover
    I absolutely love this book. It picks up where it needs and, draws you in. I loved it!