Sadie by Courtney Summers

Publication Date: September 4th, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars

Just WOW! Embedded in this book is a young woman, Sadie, who suffers from a speech impediment. As if this doesn’t provide enough frustration on a daily basis, Sadie is also responsible for raising her younger sister Mattie in their junkie mother’s absence. When Mattie is found murdered, Sadie disappears. This book alternates between Sadie’s experience and a podcast program covering Sadie’s story.

Sadie is in a league of its own, never have I read such a gripping suspense that injects podcast transcripts to aid the non-linear timeline within. Sadie, despite her hardships, is a relatable character and while author, Courtney Summers, gave Sadie a heavy childhood, she also used this book as a platform to enlighten the reader on the internal struggles of those suffering from speech impediments. This may seem trivial to the naked eye, but had a significant effect on Sadie’s interactions and internal dialogue.

This book transports the reader between podcast listener to white knuckler, as the veil is slowly pulled from our eyes and Sadie’s “plan” comes to fruition. Disturbingly well done, a gripping read that will be sure to catch you, coming this September!

*Disclaimer: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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