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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

In this atmospheric and poetic story, we meet Kya; a young woman who lives alone in the marshes of North Carolina and who the locals call “the marsh girl”. After her mother walked away from the family when Kya was young, she watched as each of her siblings left and eventually her abusive and drunk father too, leaving her entirely alone in the marshes.

Intelligent and sensitive, Kya learns to fend for herself and establishes a unique relationship with the nature around her. But as she grows into a young woman, she yearns for someone to end her loneliness, and grows close to two men from the local town. When one of them is found dead, the locals quickly start to whisper about the marsh girl and the mysterious relationship she had with him. Arrested on suspicion of murder, Kya must face up to the town that abandoned her as much as her family did.

Filled with rich imagery, emotive descriptions and lyrical prose, Where the Crawdads Sing sweeps the reader away to the still and humid marshes and the mysterious marsh girl who will leave a mark on you long after the last page.

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Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

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