A gripping novel about the depth of a sister’s love; poised to be the next book you won’t be able to stop talking about.
A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she’s left behind.
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.
ARC provided by Wednesday Books for an honest review.
This is was really good! I am not into thrillers or mysteries but this one had me stuck to the book!
This story is told in two different ways. We have Sadie’s POV and also from the narrator of a Podcast called The Girls. It did take a while to get used the concept, but it made the book better in my opinion. We are living in through real-time through Sadie’s POV and reading them put everything together in the podcast.
Sadie is trying to kill the man that killed her younger sister Mattie.
“I’m going to kill a man. I’m going to steal the light from his eyes.”
It was surreal to be on this journey with her. To see how far one would go to right a wrong. There are so many layers to our main character that I was becoming obsessed with her. I couldn’t wait to see how this story would play out.
Our other main character is the narrator of the podcast, West McCray. We are tracing Sadie’s steps in his narrative. When this story was brought to him he didn’t want it. Soon, he gets sucked into trying to find Sadie and bring her home.
“I didn’t want this story because I was afraid. I was afraid of what I wouldn’t find and I was afraid of what I would.”
I obviously can’t give anything away. It would be too easy to do so. This book was real and makes you think. This could happen to anyone that you know. Just know that this book did grip me and I really enjoyed it. Definitely give this a read when it comes out in September.
**Quotes Taken from ARC and are subject to change upon publication.