Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing Summary

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 18 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.

Book Reviews


Wow, just wow!5 star

Great story55

Yadian Alba

Captivating.5 star

You can’t put this book down. Well, in this case, your phone/tablet. You’ll keep reading more and more.55

George Sullivan

Must read.5 star

Wow. Top tier book of all time. Beautifully cunning connections to the natural world are ingeniously interwoven in the novel’s plot. Underlying metaphors provide an intellectually immersive experience.55

WarmWind from ShadowClan


Where The Crawdads Sing is NOT a kids book. 14+ I haven’t read the book but my friend said to read it. Will in three years. Bit of a slow start tho. 🫰🏻55


Beautifully Written5 star

This book was incredible, the author described things in such detail that i crafted a picture of every scene she wrote up. I loved this book and i loved the ending.55


Must Read!5 star

This book will forever hold a special place in my heart. Be prepared to feel emotionally connected to this book. Incredible story!55


Enjoyable!5 star

Great imagery of the marshlands. Surprise ending.55


Loved it 5/55 star

Loved it all. Easy read yet beautiful and colorful in the images the author creates for the reader55



A complete rip off of V.C. Andrews’ Ruby series.15

love to read 24

Excellent read!!5 star

I loved the way this book was written. It captures you right away and it’s hard to put down.55

Other Books by Delia Owens

The Eye of the Elephant


The Eye of the Elephant
4     129
Cry Of The Kalahari


Cry Of The Kalahari
3     177
Secrets Of The Savanna


Secrets Of The Savanna
5     13

   Users Online