Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing Summary

More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
ABusiness 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.

Book Reviews


Amazing5 star

Just perfect55


Great book!5 star

Loved this book and story! Well written55


I do I joyed reading this story! I couldn’t put the book down.5 star

Great book! So fun, exciting and exhilarating. With sorrow, fear, joy, romance it has everything!55


Where the Crawdads Sing5 star

Not a book I would normally read. Enjoyed every bit of it!55


Perfect Anytime Read!5 star

This was one of my favorite reads to start the summer 🦐 It has beautiful imagery. I could picture the marsh and all of the life going on inside. 🪶 You felt like you were right there with Kya as she navigated life. 🌾I recommend this if you like: 🌿 Coming of Age Stories 🌿 Strong Female Characters 🌿 Suspenseful Mysteries 🌿 Thought Provoking Writing 🌿 Small Coastal Town Setting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 For more reviews follow me on IG @bookedupchick55


Where the Crawdads Sing5 star

Fantastic and well-written story that held my attention the entire time, never a slow point! Love the way the “who done it” mystery of the the story was beautifully + tenderly revealed! A must read!!55


Fabulous5 star

I loved this book. It was very entertaining, I didn’t want to put it down .55


Slow starting, worth sticking it out!5 star

I started this book about 2-3 times before finally getting through the first couple of chapters. Once I got to the end of the book, I understand the importance of so much detail….it highlights the world so you have deeper understanding of the time, the place, the characters, as it progresses. You truly are immersed into the story, rather than just reading it. Wish I could experience this book for the first time all over again 🤍55

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Crawdads5 star

Probably one of the best books I have ever ever read… There are so many twists and turns right up to the very last page… Absolutely incredible and it’s a must read!55


Where the Crawdads Sing5 star

Between the info on Mother Nature in the swamp and the intriguing plot, I did not want to put the book down and was sorry when it ended. Great read!55

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