I am completely blown away by this book. Sadie by Courtney Summers was captivating, dark and moving in ways that truly stuck with me. I couldn’t put this book down and finished it in one evening. Days later, I was still thinking about this book.
This book was masterfully put together like a podcast called “The Girls” where our host West McCray takes us through eight episodes. We follow him on this investigation of a missing runaway named Sadie. There are alternate chapters where the reader follows Sadie a few steps ahead of McCray, so we can actually see what she is doing. I sat there enthralled by these questions of, did she leave because her sister was murdered? To avenge the killer? Or was it just because she was too sad and needed to leave the memories from the awful trailer park she calls home?
Through these parallel journeys, we learn about Sadie’s history, her family, her upbringing and the horrific childhood she had to endure. We’re brought face-to-face with how deeply affected the loss of her sister Maddie is one her and even the neglect of her mother Claire.
As we delve deeper and deeper into the mystery, Sadie hunts down more details of the person who murdered her sister Maddie, one has to remember, Sadie is still a young woman. But bloody hell, she makes a phenomenal detective! As she strategically puts all the pieces together, and later McCray does too, I found myself mesmerised by the story, taking in each little details, rushing to the end to find out what happens. And let me tell you, that ending has stayed with me for days.
I was hooked from the very beginning of Sadie. Courtney Summers blew me away with her style of writing, the podcast and parallel of Sadie’s journey. What a clever way of writing this book. I cannot wait to read more books by Summers, she is definitely on my list of ‘to watch’ authors.
If you’re looking for a captivating, suspenseful and even moving quick read, look no further than Sadie by Courtney Summers. This book will leave you feeling haunted for days after. It was a pleasant surprise and I can’t wait to read more from the author. Courtney Summers certainly has gained a new fan with this book!
I really enjoyed this book also! Have you listened to the Podcast yet- it is amazing also!
I haven’t! I’ll have to look this up! Thank you for recommending it! 🙂