Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

  • Release Date: 2018-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,459 Ratings


*The multi-million copy bestseller*
Soon to be a major film

A Number One New York Times Bestseller

'Painfully beautiful' New York Times
'Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving' Daily Mail
'A rare achievement' The Times
'I can't even express how much I love this book!' Reese Witherspoon


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.

'[It] will reach a huge audience though the writer's old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description' The Guardian
'For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away' The Times
'All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller' The i newspaper


  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Hicksyjan
    A book about the strength and resilience of human nature versus mans inhumanity to man (or woman in this case). Nevertheless, I became completely absorbed by this book and didn’t want it to end. A beautifully written masterpiece.
  • Amazing, captivating, sad but brilliant

    By Greek_Salad
    Amazing, captivating, sad but brilliant! This has stayed with me and always will.
  • Where the crawdads sing

    By Norma Rider
    An amazing story, the best book I’ve read in a long time.
  • Perfection

    By kirsty4800
    I couldn’t book this book down, it was written beautifully and I can’t wait to discover more of the author’s books
  • Bubley

    By Jumbud
    Fantastic book, I loved it so much! If your thinking of buying this book - please just do it, you’ll love every page!
  • Outstanding

    By Iseveryncknametaken?
    As interesting and gentle a read as Amor Towles "A Gentleman in Moscow"
  • Good

    By Junky bunny
    Mad book styll
  • Beautifully written

    By Tomasín84
    A book worth reading - beautifully written and a compelling story.
  • Best book ever...

    By bodhi lisa
    One of my favourite ever books, I absolutely loved this book and will re read it, this wonderful book will stay with me for a longtime...
  • Wonderful!

    By K8tannie
    The best book I’ve read in a long time! Highly recommend, I could not put it down.