Review: Sadie (Spoilers ahead)

by Courtney Summers

Synopsis provided by Goodreads:
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.

Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Trigger warning: Violence, Pedophilia

Ok….this was a hard review for me to write. I received a copy of this book from Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review. The topic of this book is very hard for me. It is not something I am comfortable with. I kept reading the book because I was interested in how the story would progress.

Things I liked:

  1. I thought the writer did a good job of keeping the story going. I was generally interested in whether or not the radio reporter would find Sadie and what she was doing in the meantime.
  2. I met lots of people in this book and Courtney did an excellent job of making them easy to distinguish in each corresponding story.
  3. The story was interesting and I was excited to see how it would end. She did a great job of telling you exactly what Sadie had done in the next chapter right after the reporter had figured it out.

Things I did not like:

  1. Again, the subject was very difficult for me. It is heartbreaking to read.
  2. They way it is written, one chapter is an excerpt from the radio show, telling you what the reporter has found out and is doing. The next is from Sadie’s perspective telling you what she is doing or has done. The parts from the radio reporter were a little difficult to keep up with because he kept bouncing from different characters and you would not know that they were a part of that segment.
  3. There was no real ending. We spent the whole book trying to bring Sadie home and she was never found at the end of the book. We never even find out how Sadie knew who the killer was. It was just automatically known by her and she takes off on a revenge journey that was never explained.

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

I think it was definitely worth the read and a lot of people will really like this. For me, it was not my favorite but I didn’t dislike it either. Have you read this yet? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you

12 thoughts on “Review: Sadie (Spoilers ahead)”

      1. I just finished reading it and am frustrated with how it ended. It was a very intense book that hooked me in and I loved it. I think Sadie died, it seems very likely because of what was said in the last page of the last chapter in her perspective.

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  1. I ended up here because I had a hard time with the ending, too. *spoiler ahead so stop reading* I am commenting because we do know how Sadie knew who the killer was. She mentions he had offered to take Mattie to L.A. to look for their mom.

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  2. I really wanted them to find her in the end, and that really annoyed me that we never found out what actually happened to her. But yes, as the above comment mentioned, the book very clearly stated how Sadie knew who the killer was. You should re-read that chapter.

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  3. So I picked it up for my in flight read. Was not disappointed.
    This is a good review ! I agree with you on the ending. According to the author its written that way because it feels more authentic that way like a true crime story. But yeah, even I wanted a last chapter to at least give some hint about the final confrontation between them. I’d like to think that she made it out and maybe started over.

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