Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: Wednesday Books
TW/CW: Pedophilia, sexual abuse, drug use
” You aren’t supposed to answer violence with more violence, but sometimes I think violence is the only answer”.
This is my first Courtney Summers book and I must say that she didn’t disappoint and she gained a new fan of her work. This book made me feels so many things. I don’t know why it took me so long to pick it up.
After overhearing about a case of a missing girl, podcaster West McCray takes on the case of Sadie. After her sister Mattie is found dead, Sadie also seems to have disappeared and her family seems devastated about it…..well only her surrogate grandmother May Beth. Sadie has had a horrible life. She’s felt and been all alone all her life, until her sister Mattie was born and came into her life. She has chosen to take care of her and she really has no choice as their mother is a horrible parent. Things definitely went south when her sister gets killed. Her world is flipped upside down. She goes on a journey from town to town meeting some questionable characters to search for her sister’s killer, all while fighting against the stutter she has that doesn’t let her express herself correctly. With revenge and violence on her mind, she realizes the killer was always closer than she imagined.
I can’t stress enough how amazing and fast paced this book was. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I definitely got worried and a little annoyed at Sadie’s reckless behavior, but you really have to admire her resilience and determination to get justice for her sister. I won’t give anymore details, all i can say is give the book a chance.