Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 32,845 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.



  • My heart!!!

    By kevlee emivin
    Very well written, such an easy read. 10/10!!!
  • Speechless.

    By daws2408
    An absolute work of art. I read it in a week. I just finished it and cried in awe of the whole story out together so beautifully, I didn't want it to be over. I'm not much for fancy descriptions and words I feel like I should probably look up instead of imagining the definition of, but keep reading, you will without a doubt get sucked in and love living in the marsh right there with this perfect character. Amazing. 10 out of 10.
  • Where the Crawdads sing

    By Kimmy A.B.
    So gripping... I couldn’t put this book down! Absolutely amazing story!
  • Not just hype.

    By KAP1103
    I loved every page. I waited to read this and almost didn't because of all the attention it received. I was convinced it would disappoint after hearing so much hype. I was so very wrong! I love this book!!
  • Amazing

    By HDSF37
    Read this book in one day. Emotional, enlightening, and beautifully written.
  • Daniel Hinojosa

    By hinodan92
    I’m in love with this book 📖📚
  • 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.