There’s no end to the creative ways publishers and authors market books, and this new podcast has to be one of the coolest. To promote Courtney Summers upcoming YA novel, Sadie, Wednesday Books and Macmillan Audio are launching a chilling podcast titled The Girls. Based on Summers’ dark narrative of revenge and murder, the podcast is primed to be a hit for fans of Serial.
Here’s the scoop on the source material, Sadie, from the publisher:
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.
Awesome, right? You can listen to the trailer for the show here. While the podcast officially launches on iTunes on August 1st, you can listen to an exclusive first look at Episode 1 here:
is six episodes and airs weekly on Wednesdays starting tomorrow. You can listen for free on Apple Podcasts or any major podcast app. And make sure to pick up Sadie when the book hits shelves on September 4th.