Title – Sadie
Author – Courtney Summers
Genre – Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
My Rating – 5/5
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.
I received an e-ARC of Sadie by Courtney Summers from NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review.
It has been a while since a book broke me up like this. I expected Sadie by Courtney Summers to be a racy thriller/suspense with a family element. What I didn’t expect was for the book to be such an emotional read.
I think what stands out the most for me is the characters. Sadie was such a relatable character and I was invested in her story completely. I could feel her pain over losing Mattie and her helplessness over it. The writing was captivating and addictive. I worried in the beginning that the pacing would be slow but in fact, it was just perfect. I didn’t lose interest even once through the entire book.
Another interesting aspect that I liked was the story format. Every alternate chapter is written in the form of a transcript of a podcast about the missing girls and that’s something very unique that I haven’t come across before. It definitely added to the suspense feel.
Lastly, I NEED MORE. THAT ENDING WASN’T ENOUGH. It left me so emotional!
Sadie definitely deserves all the 5 stars I’ve given it and is probably one of my favorite reads this year.
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