Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2018 novel by American zoologist Delia Owens. The story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine. The first timeline describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up isolated in the marshes of North Carolina.
Kya is abandoned by her family at a young age, and she learns to survive on her own in the marshes. She is a keen observer of nature, and she develops a deep love for the marsh and its inhabitants.
The second timeline follows the investigation into the murder of Chase Andrews, a wealthy young man from the nearby town of Barkley Cove. Chase is found dead in the marsh, and Kya is the prime suspect.
As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that Kya is a complex and fascinating character. She is intelligent, resourceful, and fiercely independent. She is also deeply misunderstood by the people of Barkley Cove.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a beautifully written and moving novel about love, loss, and the power of nature. It is also a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
The novel was adapted into a film in 2022, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya.
The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Edgar-Jones’ performance and the film’s stunning visuals.
Where the Crawdads Sing is a must-read for fans of mystery, romance, and coming-of-age stories. It is a powerful and moving novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.