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.


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As I absorbed the characters, settings, and natural world of Where the Crawdads Sing, I was so caught up in it all that I simply could not put it down.

As events unfolded, and even when secrets came to light, I felt a deep connection to everything within the pages and rooted for the little Marsh Girl and the life she led.

Kya and Tate were so perfect for one another that I kept rooting for them to finally be together. And I longed for the peace that the natural world brought to them. A perfectly pulled together five star read.



  1. I loved this book. It is both sad and happy. Kya is a multi layered character, easy to love, and she manages to surprise you the whole way.

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