Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 39,355 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 Crawdads Sing

    By Lustly lady
    This is a great story! The ending is a shocker!!! I can’t wait to see the movie!
  • Great book! Loved it.

    By Stefie S
    Beautiful, poignant and moving. These characters will stay with me.
  • More romance than thriller

    By 3Mbysdad
    I think I misunderstood what type of book this was going to be. It moves extremely slowly. It has bright spots. Just not my cup of tea. Not enough happening and too self-conscious.
  • Awesome

    By RakeyaC
    I’m usually a total mystery/ suspense reader. However, this novel is probably the best book I’ve read. The character development is top tier. The evolution and growth of the main character is amazing and realistic. And it had the perfect mixture of story telling, drama, romance, suspense, mystery and the typical ups and downs of life to keep me intrigued. I can’t wait for the movie. And I hope the author has more books coming like this one.
  • Amazing!

    By Hisuevdisnk17353
    I understand all the hype, a must read!
  • Absolutely beautiful story

    By mark_shaw
    This book touched my heart in so many ways. This is a story I will read again and again.
  • Literally incredible

    By tjant
    My heart literally ached reading some of the parts in this book. A must read, beautifully written. You will fall in love with Kya.
  • Great book from start to finish

    By Pickles 7
    This is the best book I’ve read in a very long time. From start to finish it holds you captive. I literally stayed up all night to read. Hope to see another book from this author soon!!
  • Outstanding!

    By veryold&tired
    I had never heard of this author and stories set in places I can’t relate to usually bore me. My favorite authors and their series books, I follow for years. I have no idea why I thought this was a good idea. About 1/4th of the way in, I still didn’t and thought several times, I should call it a loss a find something I would like. I AM SO GLAD I KEPT READING! This is now my 2nd favorite fictional book and I found the first the same way by taking a chance on an author I hadn’t read before. I highly recommend it!
  • Beautiful

    By Bitcheslove$
    I had to read this before the movie came out. This book was beautifully written. Love how the author was so descriptive of the nature, made you feel as if you were there - perfect pictures in my mind of what I was reading. Couldn’t put it down!