Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 26,870 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"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.


  • Best book ever!

    By TannedQT
    I have read quite a few books and this is easily my favorite. You’ll never expect the twist and turns and it is beautifully written.
  • Wonderful tale

    By Jocasta51
    I really enjoyed this story, and the writing style.
  • Great read, couldn’t put it down!

    By AubryScoma
    This book was amazing and I didn’t want this story to end!
  • LOVED It!

    By Chicagogirl73
    I’m a huge romance novel reader, (guilty pleasure), and mysteries and this book has both. Not the gross romance. The author does a really good job at painting a picture in your mind of how the place looks, feels and sounds. Just beautifully written. Still think about the characters.
  • What a wonderful story!!

    By Amyjo1203
    LOVED this book! Such a pleasure and a real page-turner. I didn’t want to put it down. I’ll admit, there were a few big surprises in it and I was stunned by a few things. I love how we see the community recognize their collective part in the live(s) of each individual. Beautiful!
  • Wonderful read

    By sweetpea082009
    A coming of age story from a perspective many can’t even imagine, myself included. Would highly recommend!
  • Deep and personal.

    By Deitzy/Bucky/Deiter
    Often we are reminded of how little we know and understand. And then, as beautiful as life itself, we are gifted with yet another new insight into a world right in front of us. Owens’ Where The Crawdads Sing is just such a gift. This book grabbed me, held me, and touched me in a deep and personal way. The loneliness that lives among us, juxtaposed with the birdsong of life’s beauty, in every crevice of the simple shell to the makings of our justice system. I shall never look at a firefly the same again.
  • Great read!

    By gostd002
    An amazing story about loss, love, and the will to survive, it’s easy to finish the novel very quickly, quite a page turner! Loved following Kya through her story and especially loved all the nature details.
  • Loved

    By loren1738392
  • An amazing book

    By Rameses123
    This book tells and amazing story and after starting it I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommend!