Linda Reviews: Where the Crawdads Sing

Published: 10-Jul-2020

The next intriguing book review by Librarian Linda - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the crawdads sing

In 1969, two boys find the body of Chase Andrews lying dead in the marsh. Many local villagers are set on making any evidence of this suspicious death point to Kya aka “Marsh Girl”.

Twelve years earlier, at the age of seven, Kya is abandoned by her family, school and society, and left to survive alone in the marsh. Kya is not entirely alone. As she enters her teenage years she does not go unnoticed, separately, by two local teen boys. One of these is the handsome Chase, the other the more thoughtful Tate.

The lessons Kya learns are not from the classroom, from which she is shunned, but from the natural environment in which she is living.  And you, dear reader, if you want to unravel the mystery of Chase’s death in these two merging storylines, need to learn along with her. The clues are all there. Whether you find them or not, the ending will likely leave you reflecting on this debut novel.

This is one of those books that after reading the last page you slowly close it, and hold it, just to savour it a little longer.

You can place this book on hold via the Catalogue and make it your next Winter Reading Challenge read!