New York Times
‘Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving’
‘A rare achievement’
‘I can’t even express how much I love this book!’
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.
‘[It] will reach a huge audience though the writer’s old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description’
‘For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away’
‘All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller’
The i newspaper