Synopsis (borrowed from B&N): 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 Mia and Zach leave the house, she worries about them.
On a hot summer’s night her worst fears are realized. 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.
My Thoughts and Opinion: Kristin Hannah grabs your heart, soul, thoughts and emotions from page one to the very last page. As a mother and daughter it was easy to relate to Jude Farraday, mother of twins, Mia and Zach but the author did more than that, she made you feel what Jude was feeling. Her raw emotions, her pride, her pain, her happiness, her anger. How lives can change and be destroyed in a second but can those lives be healed? And how and what does it take? How long? A heart wrenching, yet, thought provoking story that will stay with you long after you are done reading it. This was the type of book that I didn’t want to end, as I was so engrossed in this family’s life, I wanted to know what their future held. A touching and emotional must read! Mark your calendars for March 29th, it’s release date!