In Kristen Hannah's Night Road the consequence of one terrible night changes a group of young people's lives forever.
Lexi and Mia are inseparable from the moment they start high school. Different in so many ways – Lexi is an orphan and lives with her aunt on a trailer park, while Mia is a golden girl blessed with a loving family, and a beautiful home. Yet they recognize something in each other which sets them apart from the crowd, and Mia comes to rely heavily on Lexi’s steadfast friendship.
Mia’s beloved, and incredibly good-looking, twin brother Zach, finds life much less complicated than his sister. Jude thought she’d never have to worry about her son, that he’d always sail through life easily achieving whatever he, and his family, wanted and expected – but then he fell in love.
The summer they graduated is a time they will always remember, and one they could never forget. It is a summer of love, best friends, shared confidences and promises. Then one moment one night changes them all forever. As hearts are broken, loyalties challenged and hopes dashed, the time has come to leave childhood behind and learn to face the future.
Selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.
'Movingly written and plotted with the heartless skill of a Greek tragedy, you’ll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob.' - The Daily Mail
Movingly written and plotted with the heartless skill of a Greek tragedy, you’ll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob.
The Daily Mail
Hannah masterfully details the unraveling of a family.
Hannah is superb at delving into the characters’ psyches and delineating nuances of feeling.
The Washington Post