Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing Summary

Written By Delia Owens

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 34,823 Readers

Where the Crawdads Sing Book Summary


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.

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About the book:

Where the Crawdads Sing is a Literary book, written By Delia Owens. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 34,823 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Touching

    By Bdksnzksls
    Cried on a plane while reading this goddamn book. Highly recommend 10/10!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Phlorence Phins
    A sensory delight. You can smell the pluff-mud, see the sky at sunset and hear the gulls, all while brushing the grainy sand off your extremities. Beautiful love story-gripping mystery. Don’t miss this one!
  • I could not stop

    By ..dena
    I could not put my phone down I could not stop reading. One of the best books I have ever read.


  • An easy, sweet read

    By sierraisgangsta
    This book was well written and had just the right amount of emotion to keep me engaged and reading. If you are looking for a sweet story and an easy read, all loosely revolving around a crime... this is for you. I would even read it a second time.
  • It was a lovely book

    By mjk4567
    It was a lovely book.
  • Amazing amazing amazing

    By BrittBrittLew
    Just amazing book. Definitely a fave of my mines
  • A must read

    By hnpos131214
    I loved this book! I’m not an avid reader, however this book was so exciting I couldn’t put it down!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Jacquie713
    Couldn’t put it down - beautifully and sensitively written!
  • Amazing

    By TaylorB98
    A friend of mine had read this book and loved it so I started it. I could not put this down!! This is such a good book. Read it!
  • Amazing

    By CDJSmith985
    It was so detailed and really made you feel you were there! So many emotions to this book! I will definitely recommend this to everyone!
  • Give it a chance, you won’t regret it!

    By Raharose
    Just read it. Just do it! You won’t regret it ! It’s my favorite book and I don’t even know why.. it’s that good!
  • Favorite book

    By isnwbxjdos
    I loved the descriptions of the wildlife and marsh but the insight into Kye’s life are most intriguing. I’ve read it twice and I’m sure I will read it again.