Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 51,394 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.


  • I don’t get the hype

    By Jorischmalz
    This book lacks depth and creativity and I don’t understand how popular it has become. It is not a good book.
  • Great read

    By Davidt1990x
    This book was fantastic. Kept me reading. And the romance and crime was all suspense I enjoyed.
  • Wow just wow

    By Ava baby88
    This book is amazing! I would highly recommend it.
  • A great read

    By josh kriiiiii
    I saw the movie first! The book is very similar. Both are very good! Carolina marshes setting
  • Absolutely wonderful

    By AOBetsill
    This book was absolutely amazing. The writing style was perfect and it keeps the reader enthralled. Love. Love
  • Engaging

    By Lisabix66
    Loved this book
  • Will recommend!!

    By Ian🕳👩‍🦯
    I love this book so so much and the movie was also great, if you’re scrolling through reviews to see if you should buy it, this is your sign!!
  • One of my favorites this year!

    By Chapaj35
    "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a beautiful novel about Kya Clark, a young girl who grows up alone in the marshlands. The book combines coming-of-age and mystery as we follow Kya's journey and try to solve a crime in her town. The author, Delia Owens, paints a beautiful picture of the marshlands with her words, making the setting come alive in our minds. As we read, we get to know Kya and her connection with the nature around her. We see her grow up and learn to survive in the wild. The book is a powerful story of love, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit. It's beautifully written and will stay with you long after reading it.
  • Felt like I was really there

    By Kate Pep
    The writing is phenomenal. Felt like I was actually there and was able to picture every thing with such detail. Loved it!
  • Great find

    By Haautsauce
    I loved reading this book.