Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 49,668 Ratings


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.



  • Amazing

    By 1970cas
  • Enjoyable, hits several touch points without being too heavy

    By gravelblue
    An easy, touching read with an interesting enough story. Enjoyed how the main character lived such a different life than most of us do, yet was relatable. Also enjoyed how the marsh/nature was a very real character in the story as well.
  • It was alright

    By Bellaisawesome💛💋😜
    Honestly, i was expecting an amazing murder mystery becuase of the reviews but it was disappointing in that way. I felt like it was a lot like a Colleen Hoover book and if you like those kind of books then this one is definitely for you. The romance was very prominent and I absolutely loved the setting and nature that the book was created in. It was honestly a sad book from the very beginning to the end, and this is definitely like a 15+ book (there’s a lot of interesting and graphic scenes with two lovers). However, I give this book a 3/5 because I was expecting an exciting thriller mystery but it was severely lacking until the end. I felt like there was a lot of unnecessary buildup. This one definitely isn’t one of my favorite books but if you like romance and coming of age stories then i recommend.
  • Beautiful

    By Bitcheslove$
    This book was beautifully written. Love how the author was so descriptive of the nature, made you feel as if you were there - perfect pictures in my mind of what I was reading. Couldn’t put it down! I loved the ending. The book was much better than the movie, in my opinion.
  • Wonderful story

    By Niñafresitaa aaaaa
    An absolute masterpiece. Author made me feel everything. Pulling at my heart strings to the sand between my toes. Loved it is an understatement!
  • Best book I read in 2022

    By Bethaneyyyy
    I was very hesitant about this book as the readers I saw gushing over it online were typically those who do not like the same type of books as myself. However, I am so glad I took the time to read this. I went from skeptical to in love with just one chapter. It was easily the best book I read in 2022.
  • 😁

    By kuyrfghjutre
    Good book but not appropriate for kids.
  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Bradydunn
    This is the best book I have ever read. I hesitated reading it because of the title But I read it anyway and so glad I did Do as I did and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed
  • 🥰

    By Mamabear Traska
    Every single heartstring pulled! I personally enjoy a book that can make you both laugh and cry. This book did all that and much more!! Breathtaking, heart wrenching, inspiring, admirable, just to name a few adjectives… You won’t be disappointed.
  • Exhilarating

    By AubsLucia
    10/10 recommend to anyone who loves to read!