Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 35,115 Ratings


More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"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.


  • Great summer read

    By MegsCrawford
    Couldn’t put it down!
  • Great book

    By Quatch on trail
    I really enjoyed this book.
  • Beautiful through and through

    By JanhaviDeor
    A work like this comes along once in a while. The plot is captures the reader from the get go. You remain invested and in the corner of the main character til the end. Brilliant story!
  • Loved it

    By hmt1024
    I’m pretty picky about what I read and this book makes it to the top of my list. I couldn’t put it down. I told all my friends to read it and I will read it again and again.
  • Great book

    By Fuqnukka
    We all should learn from this one
  • amazing

    By E.G.Rod.
    such a great story, i could hardly put it down. i wasn’t a huge fan of the writing style at the beginning but it definitely grew on me. this book is fighting for my number one spot. i thank the author for writing it.

    By Ragg swag
    I absolutely loved this book and found myself feeling so much for the characters in the book. I didn’t want to stop reading it, but then didn’t want to finish it. I was never bored reading it and had me going through a rollercoaster of emotions!
  • Could not put down

    By NEC71
    Beautifully written. Kya, Tate, Chase, Jodie, Jumpin’ and Mable come to life and so do the marshlands of North Carolina. Heartbreaking. Enduring. Suspenseful. This was an easy read and I could not put it down, until I finished. Overall, an excellent book.
  • I could not stop

    By ..dena
    I could not put my phone down I could not stop reading. One of the best books I have ever read.
  • An easy, sweet read

    By sierraisgangsta
    This book was well written and had just the right amount of emotion to keep me engaged and reading. If you are looking for a sweet story and an easy read, all loosely revolving around a crime... this is for you. I would even read it a second time.