#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
"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.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, 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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A must read
Rarely does a book leave you feeling so emotionally bound to it. It was impossible not to be completely absorbed into the character of the Marsh Girl and to understand her love of the Marsh - the authors words draw you in with impressive artistry.
The plot is skilfully woven around the main character causing you to engage with her completely.
I chose to buy the audible copy of this book - I was totally immersed, taken into the authors world and emerged knowing that I had been treated to a book that I will remember forever.
Thank you so very much Delia Owens.
Loved every page
Beautifully written book
I really enjoyed this book, across its timeline. Fabulous use of the English language which keeps you engaged throughout. Definitely recommend this book!!