Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 48,949 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.


  • Couldn’t put it down!

    By Brecken Wilson
    People had been recommending this book for years and I finally got around to reading it, and wish I had much sooner. A beautiful read, beautiful writing, and wonderful attention to detail!
  • A once in a lifetime novel

    By John007rahn
    No one word can describe this book. I can humbly only say, “OUTSTANDING “ John Rahn
  • Amazing

    By Troubled mind, Broken Heart
    Could not put down. The life and imagery brought in by each paragraph gave way to a surreal world that is unbiased and raw. As some may believe there is rasicm, I will clearly state there is none. This book tells the story honestly within the time as to not shatter the imagery. The rasicm viewed is the reality of that time, not of the author. It is because she bravely and respectfully included historically accurate views and language that the story continued to flow so fluidly. A true work of art that puts the reader in a melancholy yet introspective view of themselves and others around them. Thank you.
  • 5 stars

    By Happymeforever
    I loved this book. I enjoyed the details of all things nature. Really helped paint the picture in my head. The last chapter has got to be my favorite part. Was not expecting it. I have yet to see the movie but I hear great things about that too.
  • Must read

    By Nursegal1031
    Simply amazing and stunningly written. Your heart is captivated from the first word to the last word written.
  • Perfect for this story

    By Lil'Bag
    I loved the honesty and mystery in this story. More enthusiasm with each page, all of the way…to the end of the story.
  • Just okay

    By hroberson123475&4$3)3
    Not a fan of “love stories.”
  • Amazing!

    By AntnyTc
    Great book! Can’t wait to see the movie and be able to know what’s going through the characters minds.
  • Couldn’t put this book down!

    By Miss B Havens
    Great story of hardship, love and self discovery. Throughly enjoyed!
  • Amazing

    By i guess it's alr7282838
    Great book. Would totally recommend