Publisher's Weekly: An evocative debut and an unforgettable heroine

In Owens’s evocative debut, Kya Clark is a young woman growing up practically on her own in the wild marshes [of] North Carolina.… The novel culminates in a long trial, with Kya’s fate hanging in the balance. Kya makes for an unforgettable heroine. Owens memorably depicts the small-town drama and courtroom theatrics, but perhaps best of all is her vivid portrayal of the singular North Carolina setting.
 
"Fiction Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing," Publisher's Weekly, June 18, 2018.
ReviewsLaura Trippi