Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fiction suggested by Janet
The Amazon/publishers description — Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969. When Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the “Marsh Girl”. Sensitive and intelligent, Kya 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 Karen Russell, 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.