26 September 2022

Night Road


By Kristin Hannah
Women's Fiction


A 2022 Top Rated Read

Orphan Lexi strikes up 
an unlikely friendship with twins Mia and Zach when she moves to live with her aunt in a trailer park. Mia and Zach come from a wealthy, loving family and both have bright futures ahead. The summer of their high school graduation should have been full of fun before they depart for college. However, one mistake shatters their dreams and changes the course of their lives forever.
What a fantastic coming of age story! I was immediately drawn into the lives of Lexi, Mia and Zach. Characterisation was simply outstanding, with the three friends transitioning from teenagers into young adults. Experiences of self-doubt, first love, tragedy and reconciliation shape their lives. 

I felt a rollercoaster of emotions as I read late into the night. Author Kristin Hannah writes with compassion and empathy. I've yet to read one of her books where I haven't been completely immersed in the lives of her characters. An achingly sad, yet uplifting book that will stay in my thoughts for a very long time. A wonderful read.


  • Paperback: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Pan
  • Publication Date: 17th June 2011
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • Genre: Women's Fiction


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.

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