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 1,180 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


  • 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.
  • What a fabulous book.

    By twg1959
    The author’s comprehension of nature and setting made the story sing with authenticity. For the couple of days, it took me to read, I was transported to the North Carolina coastline of the fifties and sixties – it was like a mini-break for the wanderlust mind. The characters are authentic, emphatic and consistent as the story moves easily between their earlier and later years, ebbing and flowing to a powerful and thought-provoking conclusion. This book will undoubtedly become a classic as tales of its beauty spread – I want to read it again, already…
  • Amazing read!

    By tttttttrip
    Thoroughly enjoyed the book! I wanted to take my time reading it, I ended up investing my whole weekend finishing the book. Love every page.
  • Really enjoyable read from start to finish

    By Faye24
    Loved it the whole way through!
  • Amazing

    By trueblue2007
    Slow burn but quickly fell in love with it, such a good read.
  • Amazing

    By DizzyDaisyDoo20
    It took me a bit to get into the book but when I did I couldn’t stop reading!! Would highly recommend this book! So many emotions reading throughout and very heartwarming. 10/10.
  • Best book I’ve read in years!

    By Bethlow
    Read the book in one day. It’s captivating, beautifully written and a perfect coming of age story. I can’t recommend it enough.
  • Captivating

    By willldouglas
    5* book! Looking forward to seeing it adapted on the big screen.