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Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
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 received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked up Sadie by Courtney Summers, but it definitely amazed me. This is a suspenseful story about love and revenge, and the main character is unpredictable and likeable. I especially enjoyed the podcast elements that provide additional insight. This is a book that leaves a lasting impact, and I would consider it a must-read. Continue reading