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I bought it!
Previously reviewed by the same author:
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.
I absolutely adore Courtney Summers! Her writing is wonderful and her books are often dark, real and raw. I had heard some rave reviews of Sadie so I was super excited to get around to it. I have to admit, it did take me a while to get into which surprised me, but as soon as I was into it, I was utterly gripped.
Sadie is the story of Sadie and her murdered sister. Sadie goes missing and we find out that she’s on the hunt for her sister’s killer. She wants revenge. The story is told through reading about a podcast by West McCray who is a local radio personality. We also follow Sadie as she searches for her sister’s killer. You read about the mystery unravelling through the podcast and then you read Sadie’s first hand experience. It’s a dark story and it’s clear that Sadie has had a horrific past.
It’s hard to review this book because this is a book that I feel you shouldn’t know too much about before you go into it. It’s such a raw mystery that unravels as you go through the pages.
This book really does have an ambiguous ending. It won’t be for everyone. It’s why I haven’t rated it any higher and I did struggle to think of a rating for this book. I definitely wanted more closure. That being said, I did think Sadie was a decent read that kept me quickly turning the pages. It includes some very heavy subject matter so be cautious when approaching this story.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars