#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON More than 6 million copies sold worldwide A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade “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. 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. Download and start listening now!
Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose. – Alexandra Fuller, New York Times bestselling author Kyas heartbreaking story of learning to trust human connections, intertwine[d] with a gripping murder mystery. – People Narrator Cassandra Campbell has a floating, feather-soft drawl that sticks to your memory long after youve finished this worldwide bestseller. – Elle (audio review) Narrator Cassandra Campbell serves up a bushel of Carolina accents[which] give the mix of classes and regions in the story the same realistic detail Owens provides for the marsh Prepare to be enchanted and haunted. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. – AudioFile A fresh exploration of isolation and nature from a female perspective along with a compelling love story. – Entertainment Weekly Both a coming-of-age tale and an engrossing whodunit. – Real Simple A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature. – New York Times Book Review The New Southern novel. – Southern Living A nature-infused romance with a killer twist. – Refinery29 Through Kyas story, Owens explores how isolation affects human behavior and the deep effect that rejection can have on our lives. – Vanity Fair A mystery, a courtroom drama, a romance and a coming-of-age story. Where the Crawdads Sing is a moving, beautiful tale. – Shelf Awareness Lyrical…Its appeal ris[es] from Kyas deep connection to the place where makes her home, and to all of its creatures. – Booklist A lush debut novel, Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose. Its clear shes from this placethe land of the southern coasts, but also the emotional terrainyou can feel it in the pages. A magnificent achievement, ambitious, credible and very timely. – Alexandra Fuller, New York Times bestselling author This wonderful novel has a bit of everythingmystery, romance, and fascinating characters, all told in a story that takes place in North Carolina. – Nicholas Sparks, New York Times bestselling author Anyone who liked The Great Alone will want to read Where the Crawdads Sing….This astonishing debut is a beautiful and haunting novel that packs a powerful punch. Its the first novel in a long time that made me cry. – Kristin Hannah, author of The Great Alone and The Nightingale Its just beautiful. I loved every page of it. That little girl Kya stole my heart. – Reese Witherspoon, Academy Awardwinning actress Kya makes for an unforgettable heroine. – Publishers Weekly –