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"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 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

Fiction & Literature
March 22
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Bjwk2 ,

Night Road

Another winner, could not put it down. Life is about making adjustments and this book proves that. A must read.

HeartHenry ,


Not only do I know every bit of geography in this book having lived in Kitsap County for nearly 40 years, this story was our life ten years ago when our six-month old grandson was killed by a man who was not only in pain meds but also was texting. I cried literally through the entire second half of the book. The grief, the healing, the enduring love that holds this family together is what makes this book work. I almost didn’t read it because sometimes the grief still feels new. Ms. Hannah is a fantastic writer.

Mereiriz ,

Kind of boring and repetitive

I loved The Nightingale and Winter Garden, but this one was very disappointing. Boring, repetitive. I ended up skimming through it out of boredom.

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