Author: Courtney Summers Narrator: full cast
Genre: Fiction/YA Contemporary/Mystery
First published: 2018
Edition: Audio book
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.
I had seen this one recommended as an audio book several times and it did not disappoint. The structure of the book suits the audio format very well.
The novel is split in two narratives. One is Sadie’s as she goes in search of the murderer of her little sister, and the other is a podcaster West McGray, who tries to find out what happened to Sadie after her disappearance. The podcast element is what makes this book so perfect as an audio book. It also helps to bring to life Sadie’s stutter.
I really enjoyed this listen. I am not sure I would have liked it quite as much had I read it in physical format. Having said that, he story was really strong and heartbreaking and the ending really worked as well.
If you have not read this one yet, I would highly recommend the audio book.
5 out of 7 stars