For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go..
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.
What I can say now is that this book is FANTABULOUS, AMAZING AND MIND BLOWING. I love ALL of Kristin Hannah's books they are beautifully written and contains so much knowledge to learn from. I have read almost all of her books getting close to be reading them all and waiting (in)patiently for her next book to blow me away.
So guys I have a longer review for this book that has my thoughts and what I loved about it but it contains so many spoilers so I am warning you only to scroll down after you read it and tell me what YOU think.
WARNING, READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVE READ THIS BOOK!
Speechless. This book has made me speechless. I'm repeating myself because that's who exactly I feel this book has pulled my heartstrings. I love Zach, Lexi and Grace. (Obviously) At first I definitely have mixed feelings about Jude, like she was the mother who revolved her life around her kids, wanted the best for her children (which all parents want) but than I hated her for charging charges against Lexi, I hated how everyone thought of themselves that time. It was always about MIA and it was about her after she DIED, like for god sake keeping her IMMORTAL in their thoughts when someone dies is one thing but revolving it around your existence forgetting everyone around them. Poor Lexi. That poor girl was blamed for it when it wasn't her FAULT, I mean come on she was the only one who wasn't that drunk. My heart felt for Lexi when she had to give her baby away, she carried her baby for nine months only for her to be taken away and than she not being happy (Once again Mia takes the spotlight.)
Zach had it so hard I wished he fought a little harder though, I know after losing his sister it was very hard for him but he only tried to keep his mother happy when all she did was neglect him. (One would think that after you lost one child you would keep the other in front of your eyes and shower them with lots of love, she didn't instead she wallowed in her own pain and didn't care for Miles pain, he lost his daughter too, Zach lost his sister to but he is holding it together).
Lexi lost her best friend, she has to carry the burden of being the driver, that girl had enough grief in life and she was blamed for the death, Jude told her she KILLED her daughter. Ughh, I wanted to punch her in the face! Can't you see that poor girl heart broken.
Miles and Eve are the best. I loved them both, they were the pillars for Zach and Lexi.
This story is STUPENDOUS, FANTASTIC AND AMAZING. It's really hard to find such emotional books that are written so well and beautifully. This book made me think of so many things. We are human and we tend to make so many mistakes it takes a lot to own up to them and learn from them.
I think many times what if Lexi didn't plead guilty would her sentence have been shorten would she have gone to prison. Maybe because of the way it went it was because it would have been easier on Lexi to move on, for her to have her happy ending?
My Verdict? 5 PLUS STARS (5 stars don't cover it and 10 doesn't so I believe infinity number of stars since it has no bounds) :)