Sadie by Courtney Summers
Genre: Young Adult Mystery/Thriller
I didn’t know anything about this book other than it was a thriller and the tag line on the cover which says “If she dies, she takes the truth with her”. I NEVER read a book without having some idea about what the book is about. I did with this one and I highly recommend that you read this book knowing only what I did. You will not regret it.
I know some people just hate going in blind and I can understand that. You don’t want to waste your time on something that you don’t know anything about. So I have left a full review below.
19-year-old Sadie has had a hard life. She is raising her sister Mattie single-handed. Even before her druggie and alcoholic mother took off and left them without a word. Mattie is the only bright spot in Sadie’s life and she is completely devoted to her. When Mattie is murdered, Sadie is determined to find the man who killed her sister. Sadie’s story is told in a very unique way. This book switches between the PoV of Sadie who is looking for the man who killed her sister and the podcast The Girls which is about the journalist looking into the case of Sadie’s disappearance. I fell in love with Sadie’s character. Sadie is not an easy character to get to know. She doesn’t give up her secrets or her thoughts easily and even then you feel like she hates revealing them. I didn’t want to put this book down. I was so invested in Sadie and her story. This book has so many great twists and turns. I loved the writing especially Sadie’s chapters. I didn’t see the ending coming. This book is young adult but I think many adult readers will love it as well. I listened to the audiobook and followed along in my hardback. The audiobook is amazing. It is a full cast and one of the best I have ever listened to. I can’t wait to get my hands on Cracked up to be an older book by Courtney Summers which is being re-released in February by Wednesday Books.
Rating: 5 stars