Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Where the crawdads sing by delia owens

coming-of-age, mystery/thriller, 379 PP

Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing is the first fiction piece from a well-respected and best-selling non-fiction naturalist. Ms. Owens created a story set in the 1960s steeped in the nature and marshlands of the NC coastline. I suspect she pulled upon her and her husband’s own experiences of living in the area. I listened to the book on Audible and think the voice of the narrator enhanced the story by mirroring the innocent young southern girl, Kya, the main character. Themes of prejudice, class stigmas and stereotypes in the South of 60’s were addressed and treated in a realistic manner.

Related Blog Post: I found many parallel lines to The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah, but preferred Where the Crawdads Sing, for its pace of the story and the ending.

Check out my other top picks for Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction and Simple Pleasure Reading.

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