Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

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By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 31,460 Ratings


Read Online Where the Crawdads Sing Book. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 6 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business 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.


  • Quicksand

    By Greydon Westley
    Read this nonstop through the night and next day. That’s all you need to know.
  • Shooooketh.

    By roseattack 1
    I am still in awe of this amazing, intricately written book. I could not put it down. A book about first loves, abandonment, rejection, a coming of age story of survival and perseverance...not to mention an edge of your seat who-dun-it courtroom drama! The author’s imagery and of the marsh and emotions, intertwined, will have you turning the page to “feel” a little more.
  • Overhyped

    By Rind1389
    Very pleasant book and it was nice to read to wind down my day. But I can’t say I understand the hype around it. The story is average and at times drawn out. The prose is well-written but I wasn’t blown away. At the end of the day, I enjoyed reading the story and I can certainly see the author’s talent but I can’t say it’s a remarkably memorable novel or anywhere near my top picks.
  • All time great read!!!

    By mammadi8
    Fall in love with Kya and her beloved marsh. See the world thru the eyes of an abandoned 6 year old whose only friends are the sea gulls she feeds. Experience her isolation as she grows up with no contact until she starts attracting the attention of local boys and the trouble it brings. This book will draw you right in until you can’t put it down!
  • An excellent read

    By Gingerella*
    Loved this book. Highly recommend!
  • Amazing

    By pink dreams
    Lovely story. Highly recommend.
  • Amazing

    By momomonica1
    Loved it!
  • Amazing!!!

    By Essabf
    Loved this book!! Could not put it down! I read it in an afternoon!
  • There is a reason it’s been #1 for so long.

    By Dirsten
    I read the description of the book repeatedly, read the “sample” many times, but I just wasn’t interested. I decided to try and go beyond the sample because there HAD to be a reason it has been a bestseller for so long. I am so glad I did. This book was great! Very well written, and made you want to keep reading!
  • Not bad, not great

    By CathyinLA
    It's a readable novel, but not something I'd want to keep and read again. I have no idea why this book is still in hard cover and has so many great reviews. The story was good, but unrealistic. There are many better books out there.