Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 40,538 Ratings


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 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.


  • Couldn’t put it down

    By KyaraElise
    Life changing
  • Marsh Girl

    By TWOTW
    Very good read. Once you get to the middle of the book, it’s so hard to put down. Totally recommend.
  • Leaving you speechless… In awe

    By Lovelyxdemonic
    Breathtaking, descriptive, tantalizingly unpredictable.
  • Where the crawdads sing

    By pcpc51
    Great book that kept me thinking and intrigued and happy for a loner
  • Speechless.

    By Caseyisobnoxious
    This is hands down one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I could not put it down. I went into this, having no idea what I was getting into. And wow, the journey was beautiful. I just finished the last few pages moments ago and I am still speechless. I am still trying to wrap my head around it all. That ending, well, it’ll get you. This is definitely a book you will fall in love with, and be thinking about for a long time afterwards.
  • WOW. Just amazing!

    By Mugglord
    You’ll never read another book like this. It is so unique, interesting, makes you look at yourself as a person, tugs so many different emotions, identify with the marsh girl. As an avid reader, I’m in awe and in love with this book. It’s hard for me to come by books that I truly adore and this one I can’t stop thinking about. I’ve already recommended it to more people than I can count. The ending was beautifully thought out and perfect and made you feel exactly how the writer intended you to. I can’t rave enough, it instantly became a favorite. Please read it.
  • Very good

    By Yumna Hyath
    Amazing 🤩
  • Highly recommend

    By Sfurball
    Great read!
  • Where the crawdads sing

    By tracymock73
    Fantastic book! Such a great well Written story.
  • A MUST READ!!!

    By love.chrissy
    I had this book on my list for a while. When I started reading, I couldn’t stop. A must-read, this book was phenomenal.


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