Sadie|Book Review

Sadie Published 2018

“A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.

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 meager 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.” – Goodreads


This book reminded me a lot of The Night Swim, which I loved. Both have a podcast woven into the story, an unsolved crime, and varying timelines. Because of these things they both lend themselves really well to audio. I listened to this one on our road trip in a few hours.

This is a story of a girl who has been through a lot, including the loss of her sister, and her quest to find the murderer. There are some alternating timelines as well as a full cast narration for the various characters that are interviewed, who speak on the podcast, and who Sadie meets along the way.

I found the story to be addictive and suspenseful, and the characters easy to feel for. My only complaint is that ending. WHAT!?

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