Author: Courtney Summers
Narrator: Full cast
Publisher: Wednesday books
Publisher audiobook: MacmillanAudio
Page count: 311 (7hours and 57minutes)
Release day: September 4th 2018
Rating: 5 stars
What is it 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 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.
What I thought:
This would normally not be a book I pick up. But I heard so may people rave about this audiobook, so I just had to try it out! And I just have to agree with all the rave surrounding this book! It is just so originally done with the podcast, and it makes it more real listening it on audiobook. The fullcast audio is really nice!
I really love how Sadie does everything to revenge her sister, but throughout the book you do see her develop.
And I love how we find out where Sadie is heading at the same time she and the radioperson do. Also the fact that there is still so much information missing at the end of the book really adds to the believable fact of this book, since with real murders also a lot stays vague.
This book just made me want to continue listening to it. I had a really hard time to stop listening when I needed to do other things haha.
I think I will try to check out other books Courtney Summers will write.
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