Where the Crawdads Sing follows the story of Kya, an abandoned girl living in the marshlands of North Carolina during the 1950s and 60s. Despite her isolated life and difficult upbringing, she is determined to make something of herself and finds solace in nature and her own creativity. When Chase Andrews, a local celebrity, is found dead in the marshes, Kya becomes the prime suspect. As the townspeople turn against her, Kya must find a way to fight for her innocence and prove her worth to society. Along the way, she discovers what it truly means to be alive and be loved. This book takes you from the beginning to the end of a life so different and sometimes so surreal that it is hard to put it down and not read it in one go.