Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 50,072 Ratings


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 18 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.


  • 5 Star

    By OneLuckyClucker
    Such a good read! Highly recommend!
  • Slow start but then couldn’t put it down.

    By unhappy&frustratrd
    The first quarter of this book really didn’t catch my interest. I read 35-40 pages and then put it down for nearly 2 years. Heard about the movie and decided to give it another chance. Read even more the second time and was about to give up again but then my interest was caught. The last half I couldn’t put it down. I recommend highly.
  • Strength of a Child to survive

    By Gram BAB
    A wonderfully story of Strength to survive self learning of her surroundings in the marsh very Enjoyable
  • So good!

    By HippieHailey
    Such an awesome book. Written so well, I never wanted to put it down.
  • Abandonment and Love

    By Liildebpdx
    Excellent story of a girl who has to find her way at a young age. The story end leaves you with many questions in your head. Couldn’t put the book down.
  • Love

    By HaleyDarling79
    I haven’t finished a book in many many years. This one was easy, took me 3 days. Just a feel good, down to earth, book. <3
  • A Fried Green Tomatoes type book

    By FellowWriter
    I loved each word in this book, and, indeed, I didn’t know words can carry so much. A bit disappointed with the end though. But nice romance and catchy.
  • Amazing!

    By Mimi051819
    Such a great read, I couldn’t put this down! Ultimate favorite book!
  • Surreal

    By strunk.er
    I gave this book 4 stars as it’s a long slow start for quite a bit of pages, more than most books. I would have given 4.5 if I could - because that is it’s only flaw. This book is skillfully written to have the reader cling to every word. The book transfers you into its setting as if you are beside the characters watching every move and thought. The climax will have you sneaking in time to read (even when you don’t have that time). And the twist will leave you questioning your ability to predict. Over all this is a fantastic plot with great detail to help you be present in every piece of the story. While this story is very enjoyable, this is not a “quick easy” read to read mindlessly, you have to be prepared to focus to follow along. This component is however how the author was able to create such a suspenseful detailed story and it is a key part of the book’s success.
  • Amazing

    By 1970cas