Thursday, December 19, 2019

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where The Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Published: 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Genre: Historical, Mystery
Hardback: 384
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
Marsh is not swamp.

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark.

But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens.

My two-bits:

Love how this captured the beauty of the marsh and its inhabitants.

The metaphors, poetry and mystery were engaging.


* part of Reese's Book Club 2019 (here)

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