Sadie By Courtney Summers
“Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.
When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.” ~ Description from Goodreads
This book has a trigger warning: There is sexual abuse, pedophilia, drug/substance abuse, child neglect
“I’m going to kill a man. I’m going to steal the light from his eyes. I want to watch it go out.”
This book was amazing…. Wow… Courtney Summers blew my mind with this book. I could not put it down for more than a second. This was so well written and it was really neat how it was told from the point of view of Sadie as well as every other character in the book in the form of a podcast/old school radio show. Very unique. Haunting story. This was the best crime/thriller I’ve read in a long time. Summers has a way of writing that makes everything seem real. Every element in the story came to life in a way that made me feel for Sadie. Feel like she was a real person and I was trying to catch up with her as well. There is a SLIGHT cliff hanger at the end of this book but you can mostly make assumptions for it to be a full circle stand alone. I have my ideas at least because “I can’t take another dead girl.”
This book was dark and chilling and totally a 5 star read!!! You wont want to miss it!
Another cool feature about this book: They actually are making it into a REAL podcast. I listened to the first episode already and cant wait to start the next one! It’s up to episode 4 right now. You can find the podcasts for Sadie here https://us.macmillan.com/podcasts/