I’ve finished my reread of Sadie and it is still one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to in a long time! This time around, I combined listening to the audiobook with ‘physically’ reading along on my eReader.
My 5-star rating remains as solid as it was the first time around. This has to be one of the most gut-wrenching, hard-hitting books I have ever read and I think this will be one of those stories, I’ll want to keep reading for a long time.
The incorporation of the true-crime podcast storyline is genius and listening to it with a full cast, is actually something that really helps the story. Sadie is a thrilling, intense, and totally gripping thriller novel that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
This story starts with Sadie missing after the police had found her little sister, Mattie dead, everyone suspects Sadie went after the killer, yet they have very little information on what happened to her on this journey to get her revenge. The story shifts from Sadie’s perspective to the podcast created by West McCray – a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America – who is trying to find Sadie. I found this especially exciting because you’d see what happened on Sadie’s road trip and then McCray would have interviews with the most important characters that were in the scene before, therefore giving some clues, it was very insightful.
You can basically witness the unravelling of the case, you will feel heartbroken and you will be scared for Sadie, you will hope that she’s fine, but you’ll also not be able to brush away the bad feeling that she might not get a happy ending.
I would absolutely recommend it to everyone who can handle the trigger warnings for murder, violence, paedophilia & sexual abuse. I think this is a story that everyone can read and love, it’s captivating, it will keep you hooked until the end and you’ll definitely want to know what happened to Sadie.