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


Heartbreaking, yet eager to flip the page5 star

I went through several emotions reading this book. A great read that gave me vivid dreams. A must read. Be prepared for some heartache, suspense, and survival.55


Beautiful story!5 star

Absolutely loved this book!!! I’m not easily sucked into reading a book, but this one was hard to put down. Beautifully written!55


Riveting5 star

Very refreshing and novel. Couldn’t put it down.55


Amazing5 star

Beautiful and emotional imagery. Read this book.55


Honestly ...meh2 star

The story started off strong. Character development and story development was beautiful. But to be honest, the plot took several unnecessary turns, the dialogue was mediocre, forced, and at times laughable. The end also trailed off quite a bit. I felt the story was over but the book kept going on and on in a very uninteresting way. The idea behind the story line was great but ultimately I feel it was poorly executed.25


Must read5 star

Such a great book, I’m so sad I finished it !55


Great book!5 star

Really enjoyed this book! Keeps you interested until the end. Highly recommend.55

Momma Wilk

Amazingggg5 star

Just simply amazing one of the best books I have ever read through and through55


Haunting & Fearless4 star

I enjoyed how beautifully a life can become from such sorrow and depths of misunderstandings. Brave, self sufficient, captivated by Nature, and shown small inklings of kindness, our wild heroine makes believers of us all in what we can overcome, and sometimes the tragic lengths we will go to achieve peaceful twilight years.45

magic ways

good.5 star


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