4 stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a very good, quick read. The story and characters grab your attention from the start. Nineteen year old Sadie and her younger sister Mattie have had a very rough life. Their mother suffers from alcohol and drug addiction and subjects the girls to a series of deadbeat boyfriends. When Sadie’s mother abandons the girls, Sadie is tasked with raising Mattie. But Mattie longs for her mother and the girls’ relationship begins to strain. When Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s world falls apart.

A botched police investigation fails to find Mattie’s killer. Sadie sets out on her own to find the killer and get justice for Mattie, but soon disappears herself. When a radio personality named West McCray stumbles on Sadie’s story, he starts a podcast and vows to discovery what happened to the girls.

The book is written in alternating chapters between Sadie’s exploits and West McCray’s podcast to tell the story of what happened to Mattie and Sadie. The story is gripping, heartbreaking and poignant. This is one book you’ll want to read.