In case you missed it last year or, more likely, are ready to re-read it… bestselling author Kristin Hannah is back this month with the paperback release of her novel, Night Road, that made the New York Times bestseller list (among many others) — and our SheKnows Red Hot Book of the week.
A rich, complex and suspenseful story of the unraveling of a family, Night Road is one of Kristin Hannah’s best. Described as vivid, universal and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love and forgiveness. With such a powerful plot, we couldn’t put it down, reading Night Road into the wee hours of the night.
For 18 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 find the courage to forgive.
Click here to read an excerpt from Night Road.
An excerpt from Hannah’s upcoming novel
Anxious for more from Kristin Hannah? You’re in luck. Her next novel, Home Front, will be released on Jan. 31. Click here to read chapter one.
Find Kristin Hannah on Facebook where she’s very active in interacting with her fans.
Watch: Kristin Hannah talks Night Road