Sadie

Courtney Summers
"A riveting tour de force" -- Kirkus (Starred Review)"Summers has pulled no punches when it comes to diving into the darker side of teen lives." ―Bustle"Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling."--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Read this gripping novel about the depth of a sister's love with an ending you won't be able to stop talking about.A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial―like podcast following the clues she's left behind. 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 meager 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.Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2021-03-02

Waffling between 4.5 and 5

 

This was a really sharp book. I listened to the audiobook since I had heard how well it was produced with the podcast elements mixed in, and it did not disappoint. I'm more disappointed in myself because I think there was a detail I dropped somewhere in the middle that made some of it confusing, but that's on me. The twists were just right. There would be times I would stop listening and then feel like crying almost immediately. This was a really powerful story about siblings and being on the margins and seeking revenge. Dang. Hope my partner reads it so we can discuss.

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