Where the Crawdads Sing

5th August 2019

For years, rumours 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.

Where the Crawdads Sing is a breathtaking, bestselling debut from Delia Owens. It is a vivid and original narrative and, though set in the 60s, engages with political and ecological themes still relevant today. Hazel loved this book, and thought it was a beautifully written and fantastically compelling read.