Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 47,941 Ratings


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 15 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.


  • Slowly builds up

    By roamingrhyno
    Interesting and raw story that leaves you thinking in deeper waters
  • Must read

    By ahall914
    Kept me wanting to continually read.
  • Fantastic Book… Read before watching

    By Sassy022663
    One of the best books I have ever read. I’m so glad I read it before seeing the movie. Great movie too but so much more beautiful detail in the book!
  • There are no words….

    By Bexley Sue
    I could not put this book down! I will definitely be reading this over and over again.
  • a truly captivating read. you really become fond of Kya.

    By CreekNine
    I would recommend this book to any reader.
  • Wow

    By AnnerBananner44
    Honestly best book I’ve ever read
  • Fabulous reading

    By judybluis
    The best. Can’t wait for the movie.
  • So good

    By brandeye33
    I read this book in 2 days ! This isn’t normally something I’d choose to read but I really enjoyed it! Very good emotional story! Would definitely recommend.
  • Beautiful

    By pepntuck
    Achingly beautiful page turner
  • Exceptional

    By imagination queen
    Amazing! Brought me to tears.