Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie

4stars

Since this doesn’t come out until September, I’m  going to add the info from Goodreads:

Expected Publication Date: September 4, 2018

“A gripping novel about the depth of a sister’s love; poised to be the next book 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.”

My thoughts:

This book was my first Courtney Summers book and it will not be my last! I want to thank Wednesday Books & St. Martin’s Press for an ARC of this book for review. As always, receiving this book free for review, has not influenced my opinions! 

I thought the way that Summer’s wrote this book is brilliant. There’s a podcast within this story that helps you fill in the clues. West McCray, a radio personality, interviews people and helps figure out what happens. At the same time, we are getting Sadie’s point of the story. You get to see what really has happened. You know how people like to misconstrue the truth, right? I’m so thankful for her side of the story. 

I really felt for Sadie. Oh, how I felt for her. This poor girl is just looking for love and attention from anywhere. She’s had a really troubled background and we learn so much of it, by the end of this book. The one person that was her world, Mattie, was killed. She goes on a journey to find the murderer and intends to kill him. There’s all these things that come to light throughout this book that will break your heart. 

I’m not going to lie. I was on the edge of my seat. I really was hoping the whole time, FIND SADIE!! Save her! 

The writing in this book was just so great. I started it with the intention of only reading about 100 pages. Yeah, right! I read this book in one sitting! In a few hours because I could not put it down. There’s so many things talked about this book that are so important. There’s so many heavy issues but Summer’s did an amazing job tackling them. ex: abuse, addiction, pedophilia

My only issue with this book is the ending. Ugh. I don’t know if I hate it or if I think it’s absolutely brilliant. I don’t want to give anything away but I’m just left with no closure. I’m just not sure how I feel about it. I had a one sided conversation with my husband, for half an hour, trying to convince myself one way or the other. He’s a good listener. hahaha! 

Seriously, a great book! I really want to pick up more by this author now. Thanks again to St. Martin’s Press/ Wednesday Books! #findsadie #readsadie

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