Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 45,431 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.


  • Loved It!!

    By Mywaynichols76
    What a wonderfully written tale of sadness, loss, and loneliness beautifully transformed into peace, understanding, and acceptance.
  • Thrilling and unexpected

    By _.therealmc._
    This exceeded beyond my expectations and my expectations were low to say the least. Typically I can foresee the ending in books or movies way before but the way this book is carefully written and completely hides the ending is unbelievable. Amazing book.
  • Emotional rollercoaster

    By emilydshelton
    Never in my life has a hard sob immediately came to a stop, and that happened at the end of this book. The astonishment just took over and I couldn’t feel one single feeling, rather multiple all at once. As for the rest of the book, the flow was just so beautiful, keeping me so intrigued and finding it hard to put down.
  • An amazing book.

    By gaybe1013
    I don’t read very many books but this one. I finished in three days. I couldn’t stop.
  • Great read

    By UR RN
    Very much enjoyed all the details of nature! Intriguing mystery with surprise ending.
  • Where the Crawdads Sings

    By Twinsbubbe
    So beautifully written. Ms. Owens made you feel as if you were in the marsh. I did not want it to end, when I finished the last word, tears were running down my cheeks.
  • Amazing

    By andavis345
    Couldn’t put it down
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By tmssr-09
    Phenomenal! I couldn’t stop reading it until I knew the ending.
  • Brilliant!

    By kylanecov22
    I couldn’t stop reading! Great description to really help visualize the places and characters. I’ll probably read again several times.
  • One of my faves!

    By brit. brit.
    The entire book kept my attention. I couldn’t put it down. What an amazing read!