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.
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.
Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 142 x 216 x 27mm | 405g
- 04 Sep 2018
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Summers excels at slowly unspooling both Sadie's and West's investigations at a measured, tantalizing pace." -- Booklist (Starred review)
"The fresh, nuanced, and fast-moving narrative will appeal to a range of YA and new adult readers, and serves as a larger examination on the way society interacts with true crime...It's impossible to not be drawn into this haunting thriller of a book. A heartrending must-have." -- School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A taut, suspenseful book about abuse and power." -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Summers has pulled no punches when it comes to diving into the darker side of teen lives." -- Bustle
"An expertly crafted, genre-defying YA mystery. ...Sadie is a triumph of innovative storytelling." -- Washington Independent Review of Books
"An electrifying thriller, taut as a bowstring. A coming-of-age tale, both gritty and sensitive. A poignant drama of love and loss. This -- all this -- is Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." -- A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip--a gripping thriller with a true--crime podcast edge. Clear your schedule. You're not going anywhere until you've reached the end." -- Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House and Anna and the French Kiss
"A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read. Sadie grabs you and won't let you go until you've borne witness." -- Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and The Divergent series
About Courtney Summers