Book Review : Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Title : Night Road

Author : Kristin Hannah

Genre : Pyschological fiction

Book Blurb :Jude Farraday is a happily married, stay-at-home mom who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster child with a dark past, Lexi quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. But senior year of high school brings unexpected dangers and one night, Jude’s worst fears are confirmed: there is an accident. In an instant, her idyllic life is shattered and her close-knit community is torn apart. People—and Jude—demand justice, and when the finger of blame is pointed, it lands solely on eighteen-year-old Lexi Baill. In a heartbeat, their love for each other will be shattered, the family broken. Lexi gives up everything that matters to her—the boy she loves, her place in the family, the best friend she ever had—while Jude loses even more.When Lexi returns, older and wiser, she demands a reckoning. Long buried feelings will rise again, and Jude will finally have to face the woman she has become. She must decide whether to remain broken or try to forgive both Lexi…and herself.Night Road is a vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, loss, identity, and forgiveness. It is an exquisite, heartbreaking novel that speaks to women everywhere about the things that matter most.

My Review :

Grief changes a person. How each one carries it, is altogether different. Some try to lose themselves in work, some in drugs, some lose themselves to depression.

A beautiful family, a beautiful friendship and a teenage romance get shattered in one night. In the aftermath of the incident, each holds himself responsible, yet fail to reach out to each other.The story explores this complex human emotion very beautifully. I couldn’t keep the novel down till the end. It’s very common for an emotional person like me to shed tears in a movie, however this story made me shed tears at every few pages.

Parenting is a tough job, esp for mothers as kids become their priority. Jude is one such parent, who has been the helicopter parent and her efforts have led to her children getting right university admissions. However, her strictness leads them to fear her, and that one mistake out of fear changes everything. Is there a correct way to parenting? I personally believe it’s always a hit and trial each one learning and improving on the way.What happens to such a mother who has led her life only for her children when she loses her child? Obviously, she’s devastated. This has been shown so vivid and touching.It’s a good read. Be ready with a tissue box along.

My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

10 responses to “Book Review : Night Road by Kristin Hannah”

  1. Interesting read, and your review is enticing me to add this book to my TBR list

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    1. Do read it. I’m pretty sure you will like it.


  2. I’ve been meaning to read a Kristin Hannah book for ages and this seems like a good one to start with. Thanks for this review, Ruchi.

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    1. If you are interested in world war 2, try Nightingale. Though this one touched me more because motherhood is something we all identify with.


  3. I haven’t read any book from the author. This sounds like a intense book. Reading about parent losing child is never easy. I can imagine it must have been an emotional read. Wonderfully reviewed.

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    1. Yup I cried buckets.


  4. Emotional and a mother whose life revolves around her kid – I tick on both counts. I have to read this book. I am adding this book to my TBR list.

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  5. This seems like something I would really like to read. Maybe I will pick it up this weekend

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  6. Wow, this sounds like a very interesting read! Adding it to my TBR. 🙂


  7. I have Kristin Hannah’s Nightingale on my Kindle. I love psychological thrillers and Night Road seems right up my alley. Thanks for your recommendation, will certainly check it out!

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I am a histopathologist based in UK. I find solace in my work, nature and books. My musings are my own personal beliefs.


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