A gripping novel about the depth of a sister's love; poised to be the next book you won't be able to stop talking about.
A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind.
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.
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I could not get enough of the story. The way it was laid out in the concept was refreshing. Kind of like two dual storylines intertwining together that you can't stop reading as I want to see how it ends. Which, the ending was good (thank goodness). Nothing worse than a bad or weak ending. However, on the other hand; I felt that the story was kind of too "flowy". I could not really pin it down and thus at times could find myself easily distracted.
I was drawn to Sadie. Yet, she kind of let me down as she did not draw attention to her; therefore, she was easy to forget. However, the podcast portion of the story was more interesting. Then there is the famous line "I can't take another dead girl". If this does not peak your interest to want to check out this book, I don't know what will.