Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 27,041 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

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 Crawdads Sing

    By tjmarkle
    I walked each step with Kya through words and images beautifully written as if she were Kya, as if she was Big Red and certainly, she was.
  • So beautifully haunting

    By Olive-and-cheese
    This book is outstanding. The narrative is fluid and gripping. The main characters are authentic and real. The setting is flawless and the descriptions are breathtaking. Besides all that, its just a really good book that kept me invested the whole way through. It is a little slow in the beginning but hangs in there its worth it.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Bob1267911
    Excellent book!
  • terribld

    By saraczee
    i think this book was awful.
  • Best book ever!

    By TannedQT
    I have read quite a few books and this is easily my favorite. You’ll never expect the twist and turns and it is beautifully written.
  • Wonderful tale

    By Jocasta51
    I really enjoyed this story, and the writing style.
  • Great read, couldn’t put it down!

    By AubryScoma
    This book was amazing and I didn’t want this story to end!
  • LOVED It!

    By Chicagogirl73
    I’m a huge romance novel reader, (guilty pleasure), and mysteries and this book has both. Not the gross romance. The author does a really good job at painting a picture in your mind of how the place looks, feels and sounds. Just beautifully written. Still think about the characters.
  • What a wonderful story!!

    By Amyjo1203
    LOVED this book! Such a pleasure and a real page-turner. I didn’t want to put it down. I’ll admit, there were a few big surprises in it and I was stunned by a few things. I love how we see the community recognize their collective part in the live(s) of each individual. Beautiful!
  • Wonderful read

    By sweetpea082009
    A coming of age story from a perspective many can’t even imagine, myself included. Would highly recommend!