Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 50,884 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.


  • Captivating.

    By Yadian Alba
    You can’t put this book down. Well, in this case, your phone/tablet. You’ll keep reading more and more.
  • Must read.

    By George Sullivan
    Wow. Top tier book of all time. Beautifully cunning connections to the natural world are ingeniously interwoven in the novel’s plot. Underlying metaphors provide an intellectually immersive experience.

    By WarmWind from ShadowClan
    Where The Crawdads Sing is NOT a kids book. 14+ I haven’t read the book but my friend said to read it. Will in three years. Bit of a slow start tho. 🫰🏻
  • Beautifully Written

    By Kyn:)
    This book was incredible, the author described things in such detail that i crafted a picture of every scene she wrote up. I loved this book and i loved the ending.
  • Must Read!

    By KaylaJade.B
    This book will forever hold a special place in my heart. Be prepared to feel emotionally connected to this book. Incredible story!
  • Enjoyable!

    By Chelleski7
    Great imagery of the marshlands. Surprise ending.
  • Loved it 5/5

    By 98898tna
    Loved it all. Easy read yet beautiful and colorful in the images the author creates for the reader

    By Msdixon89
    A complete rip off of V.C. Andrews’ Ruby series.
  • Excellent read!!

    By love to read 24
    I loved the way this book was written. It captures you right away and it’s hard to put down.
  • Extraordinary work

    By sahlson
    This book brings everything to life. The characters, the place, the sounds you would expect to hear, feel alive while reading. I also enjoyed that is was written and reads like it was 1960 again. I’ve heard other say that they didn’t enjoy it due to segregation and old views but in reality, that is how a lot of states in the south still lived. What they’ve missed is how when we have nothing and we are just trying to survive, it didn’t matter what color your skin was. There are real eye opening moments in this book that kept me up, reading till midnight, knowing that I had to work in 4 hours but so engrossed I couldn’t put it down.