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When popular radio personality West McCray receives a desperate phone call from a stranger imploring him to find 19-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter, he's not convinced there's a story there; girls go missing all the time. But as soon as West's boss discovers Sadie fled home after the brutal murder of her little sister, Mattie, he sees the makings of something big and orders West to the small town of Cold Creek, Colorado, to uncover what happened.

Sadie has no idea that her story will soon become the subject of a blockbuster podcast. She just wants revenge. Armed with a switchblade, Sadie follows a meager set of clues hoping they'll lead to the man who took Mattie's life, because she's determined to make him pay for it with his own. But as West traces her journey to the darkest, most dangerous corners of big cities and small towns, a deeply unsettling mystery begins to unfold—one that's bigger than them both.

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“A riveting tour de force.ˮ — Kirkus, starred review

“A taut, suspenseful book about abuse and power that feels personal.ˮ — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Tantalizing.ˮ — Booklist, starred review

“A heartrending must-have.ˮ — School Library Journal, starred review

“Utterly Spectacular.ˮ — Booklist, starred review [audiobook]

“Haunting, captivating and full of surprising moments of beauty.ˮ — Shelf Awareness, starred review

“Masterfully crafted.ˮ — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A production that will not be forgotten.ˮ — Audiofile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner

“A smart, subversive thriller.ˮ — The Chicago Tribune

“A triumph of innovative storytelling.ˮ — Washington Independent Review of Books

“Dark, crushingly beautiful . . . a book and a character you won't soon forget.ˮ — NPR

“[An] unforgettable YA crossover novel that will have massive appeal for adults.ˮ — The Globe and Mail

“An electrifying, high-stakes road trip—a gripping thriller with a true-crime podcast edge.ˮ — Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House

“[H]aunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling.ˮ — Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Chosen Ones and Carve the Mark

“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.ˮ — A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

A New York Times Bestseller • An Indie Bestseller • A Top 3 Kids Indie Next Pick • A Junior Library Guild Selection • A BEA Buzz Pick

An Indigo Best Teen Book of the Decade • An Indigo 100 Best Teen Book of All Time

WINNER: OLA White Pine Award, 2020 • Edgar Award, 2019 • John Spray Mystery Award, 2019 • Odyssey Award, 2019 • Audie Award, 2019 • Cybils Award, 2018

FINALIST: Goodreads Choice Awards, 2018 • Audie Award, 2019

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2019 BY: Readings (International Edition)

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY: Amazon • Autostraddle • Barnes & Noble • B&N Teen Blog • Books-A-Million • Bookbub • Bookpage • The Boston Globe • Bustle • Buzzfeed • CBC • Chicago Public Library • Criminal Element • The Fandom • Forever Young Adult • Globe and Mail • Good Morning America • Google Play • Hypable • Indigo • Kirkus • Kobo • A Mighty Girl • NPR • Paste Magazine • PopSugar • Publishers Weekly • Quill & Quire • School Library Journal • She Reads • Shelf Awareness

NAMED A BEST AUDIOBOOK OF 2018 BY: Google Play • Kobo • Paste Magazine • School Library Journal

TAYSHAS Reading List Selection, 2020 • ALA Top 10 Quick Pick, 2019 • ALA Top 10 Amazing Audiobook, 2019 • ALA Best Fiction for YAs, 2019 • Amelia Bloomer Title, 2019 • A Bank Street College Best of 2019 • Booklist Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers, 2018
Foreign Editions
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