I waited for a while to get this book on Kindle loan from the library and it was worth every minute. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was engaging, suspenseful, and heart-wrenching. The story is about Kya, who grew up in the marsh of North Carolina’s coast. She and her family were outcasts, not at all accepted by the town they lived near. And as young girl, she can’t even rely on her own family to support and protect her.
She raises herself and makes a couple friends along the way who help her get by, including helping her to educate herself. But when it comes to dealing with people and emotions, she is in unfamiliar territory. Understandably, she has a hard time trusting, since everyone in her life has abandoned her. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want a human connection and tries for it. But is taken advantage of. Things get nasty when she is charged with murder and any progress she has made socially is trampled. She distances herself from the friends she did have and appears to give up. But her attorney would not let that happen.
This is a story of survival, growing up, life lessons, and overcoming obstacles. And Kya does all of those things despite of people’s cruelty. This was a great read and I it was hard to put down, even when I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Definitely deserves all of the accolades it has received. Enjoy!