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A number one New York Times best seller and a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine book club pick.

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. 

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, 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.

©2018 Delia Owens (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Wonderful story and well read

Loved the story and loved the narration. I’m going to miss the Marsh Girl. I highly recommended.

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  • 12-19-18

My favourite audible book so far!

This has to be my best Audible fiction so far. It is beautifully narrated. I listened almost from beginning to end in one go. it had me in tears at times.
I loved the little twist.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-18

A wonderful story of resilience and tenacity against abandonment and prejudices

Thank you for this wonderful story.The beauty of growing up without prejudice, and small acts of kindness show how a community can raise above the bigotry of a few. Couldn’t put it down 👍

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  • 12-07-18

Fabulous story with a twist.

couldn't get enough of this book. I was indeed hooked , the ending was perfect.

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