The Broken Road
A broken man. A twist of fate. A second chance. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk comes the first novel in a riveting new trilogy that explores the tantalizing question: What if you could start over?

Chicago celebrity, Charles James can’t shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him?

By day, he wonders why he’s so haunted and unhappy when he has all he ever wanted-fame, fans and fortune and the lavish lifestyle it affords him. Coming from a childhood of poverty and pain, this is what he’s dreamed of. But now, at the pinnacle of his career, he’s started to wonder if he’s wanted the wrong things. His wealth has come legally, but questionably, from the power of his personality, seducing people out of their hard-earned money. When he learns that one of his customers has committed suicide because of financial ruin, Charles is shaken. The cracks in his façade start to break down spurring him to question everything: his choices, his relationships, his future and the type of man he's become.

Then a twist of fate changes everything. Charles is granted something very remarkable: a second chance. The question is: What will he do with it?

The Broken Road is the first book in a much-anticipated new trilogy by beloved storyteller Richard Paul Evans. It is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances. It is an epic journey you won't soon forget.

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  • Amy
    May 16, 2017


    I was excited to read a RPE book, I had heard his stories were outstanding, but this book was not.Why do people want to read books with evil characters and what happened to endings of books? ...

  • G.H. Eckel
    May 15, 2017

    G.H. Eckel

    I thought the writing, in the beginning, was excellent and the mysterious character who turns out to be the protagonist for most of the story was good. But the scenes with the psychiatrist talking about issues rather than experiencing them in the writing itself left me wanting a bit mo...

  • Jayne Bartrand
    May 13, 2017

    Jayne Bartrand

    Going in, I knew this was the first of the trilogy. I get so into the story that I'm disappointed the story is not resolved. Oy! Great story. Compelling concept. I just read a YA version Restart by Gordon Korman. ...

  • Mala Ashok
    May 12, 2017

    Mala Ashok

    Call me a sentimentalist but I'm a huge Richard Paul Evans fan. Thus when I say "The Broken Road" is just above average I'm speaking comparitively. I would have to say this book is kind of like the Walk Series (starting out with mention of a walk on Route 66) but not as good.Having sai...

  • Kalynn Blum
    May 12, 2017

    Kalynn Blum

    I have to be honest, when I first started reading this book, I was a little disappointed in the story line. This may have been due to my mood at the time rather than the story itself, but I ended up enjoying the story after all. Thank goodness as RPE is one of my favorite authors and I...

  • Wendy
    May 12, 2017


    Great read! ...

  • Sharon Sambuca
    May 12, 2017

    Sharon Sambuca

    I love all of Richard Paul Evans books! ...

  • Katherine
    May 11, 2017


    3 1/2 ...

  • Greg
    May 10, 2017


    Can't say I enjoyed this one as much as previous books. From the very beginning, the protagonist comes across as an unlikeable character, and I find myself questioning whether someone with those personality and character attributes would be likely to change in the way Evans seems to su...

  • Katz Nancy from NJ
    May 10, 2017

    Katz Nancy from NJ

    I have read most of Richard Paul Evans' books and for the most part, have enjoyed them. I did like the theme and message of The Broken Road. A man who appears to have everything but really nothing. And for many of this the story if Charles James is only too true. The climb on the ladde...