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Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 41,268 Ratings


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.”

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.


  • Where the Crawdad’s Sing

    By Mize A
    Best book I’ve read in a long time!
  • Exceptional book.

    By squid mom
    I couldn’t put it down. A beautiful sensual well written story. I only hope that the movie does it justice. GEH
  • Great twist

    By spinmomma25
    A little slow at first but I kept going. Glad I did, it was a great story & had an unexpected ending.
  • Poetic & beautifully written

    By bitchy mitchy
    This book captured my heart completely, layered w poetry and heartbreak, drawing you in with beautiful storytelling.
  • GreatLynCasper

    By LynCasper
    Loved it. Didn’t want to put it down!
  • Great book

    By ridpid
    A bit slow but an amazing read
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By alamity
    Phenomenal book I’m so impressed by her writing. I will read more. Thanks for an awesome awesome story. Very sad at times but was so happy for the way it turned out.
  • Where The Crawdads Sing

    By Wellygirlmel
    I read this book several years ago. I just saw that they are going to bring it to the big screen. My advice is to get this book right away and read it before seeing the movie! The book was so fabulous that there’s no way the movie will be as good. Hard to find page turners that you can’t put down anymore..
  • I loved this book

    By lnkelch
    Although a slow book, I really enjoyed it. I was sucked in!
  • Great story you don’t want to end

    By jlpdepttp
    I really enjoyed reading this book and didn’t want it to end although it ended perfectly.