Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 25,517 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"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.


  • Nice summer read

    By Nicholebydesign
    A good book I could not put down. Can’t wait to watch the movie.
  • Steamed is best

    By Timdoodles
    Boiling crab is where they sing, and it sounds tasty
  • More Details

    By laurmoll
    This novel started off strong, but the ending was rushed and predictable. Character development was weak, and some ideas seemed forced. I would have enjoyed the story more if it was 50-100 pages longer so I could have those details I’m craving.
  • Highly Recommend! *5/5stars*

    By Jordan Leigh P.
    Loved this book! Highly interesting and well written piece of literature!
  • Beautiful

    By TexasSquishy
    Beautiful story reminding all women of their innocence and inner strength.

    By Moses Belle
    Great strong and vulnerable characters. This is a great Novel, beautifully written. I loved it and I could not put it down, it is a page turner and a great story. I highly recommend this novel.
  • Kya

    By Bojan163
    Great book, i was very sad at the end.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By rkmkm
    Such a wonderful book!!!
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By bobsbridget1
    One of the best books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put it down!
  • Crawdad sings

    By Am book reader
    Good read. I would have given it a 5 star if the ending hadn’t been so predictable. I very much enjoyed learning about the marshes which are not swamps. Great ecological insights...so few of this wondrous places left. Highly recommend.