Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sadie by Courtney Summers

After her sister was murdered and the police didn't catch the killer, Sadie decided it was time for her to take charge. See, she knew who killed Mattie. She knew exactly who was responsible. And she knew the kind of monster he was too. But that didn't matter, because she was going to make him pay.

A year later, Sadie's all but official guardian has contacted West McCray, the host of a radio show that once featured Sadie's hometown as part of a feature on America's forgotten towns. She knows that something is wrong, that Sadie didn't just run away, and she want's West's help to find her. The investigation kicks off a new podcast called "The Girls," but West has his doubts from the start. Sadie's car was found with all of her possessions still inside and no trace of the girl has been found otherwise. Surely if Sadie wanted to be found, she would have been by now?

Sadie is a dark read - really dark, so if you're a reader who needs trigger warnings, this one comes with a whole slew!

The book takes place in two separate timelines. As mentioned, when West begins his podcast, Sadie has already been missing for quite some time. But Sadie's story begins when she sets off to track down her sister's murderer.

It was an interesting set up. Given that the podcast is set later and Sadie is still missing, the reader does start the book with a sense of dread that only grows as the story continues. What happened to Sadie? Even as her story moves forward, that question nags at the back of your mind!

Sadie is one of the most talked about books of the season and I can easily see why now. It's a book that really straddles the line between YA and adult, with plenty to appeal to both audiences. Plus, as mentioned, it's super dark!

This was one of my latest audio listens and I have to tell you, it was a whole production! Each character was a different voice actor, there were sound effects, there was music. I'm not kidding, a whole production!

Sadie is out today and if you're a fan of dark and twisted, you're going to want to pick this one up!

1 comment:

Dianna said...

I'm torn about reading this one. Have seen so many mixed reviews on it!