Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

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.


Who is the Marsh Girl? Why does she haunt the beautiful backwaters along the North Carolina coast? Is she a threat to the local, isolated community, or are they a threat to her? What does she know about the suspected murder of a young man, found dead under a deserted fire tower? Delia Owens’s debut novel will have you reading until dawn.

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