Where The Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens – 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was chapter 8 into this novel and my heart was breaking for young Kya. Being abandoned by every member of her family is just unimaginable. I just couldn’t imagine myself, and damn it to hell nation, my children, having to live in that situation. The court room drama tickled my fancy because I do like that genre. I got one detail wrong though and I am usually good at guessing. But, once the “twist” was revealed at the very end it made total sense. I’m looking forward to watching the film adaptation now. I made sure to read it first before watching the movie and from the feedback that I’ve read it seems like the movie was good too.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.
But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life’s lessons from the land, learning the real ways of the world from the dishonest signals of fireflies. But while she has the skills to live 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. (SOURCE)