Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 32,391 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.


  • LOVE IT!

    By YoDaMarquez
    My favorite book this year. Definitely deserving of all the recognition it’s getting.
  • Captivating

    By Ljreviewer
    I couldn’t put this book down! The book was excellent from beginning to the last sentence.. well written and a great story..
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Snookie Lea
    Best read of the year.
  • A must read!

    By matt223mz
    Great story. Beautifully written. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Must read!

    By Nikki192525
    One of the best books I’ve read in a long time, definitely my top 10 favorites! Really great read!
  • Swamp manic pixie girl trope

    By arokeee
    The author’s prose is beautiful enough that you might overlook this as being fantastically unrealistic and... boring. I can’t understand why it has been so popular.
  • Great read

    By vreidster
    This was a really great story.
  • Not sure what the hype was about

    By huflingpoo2
    This book disappointed me. Trying to read it was hard because of the accent and they way is was written. Then the ending was years crammed on 5 pages, very rushed and the ending just wasn’t believable. Disappointed.
  • 6 stars!

    By Aysia Garza
    this book is so so so so good!!!! highly recommend!!! one of the best books i’ve read in a long time!

    By hereisharmony
    this book was soooo amazing, started off a bit slow but trust me its worth the wait, this is for sure my new favorite book and anyone would love it