By Delia Owens Paperback £8.99 (reviewed by Amelia)

Where the Crawdads Sing is one of the most beautiful coming-of-age stories that I have ever read. It is all at once a murder mystery, stunning romance and powerful commentary on prejudice. This novel follows the life of the infamous ”marsh girl” Kya as she deals with the pain of being abandoned as a young girl in the desolate yet beautiful marshes, eventually becoming an intelligent young woman with a passion for nature and art. However, disaster strikes when Chase Andrews is found dead and everyone assumes that the odd and frightening marsh girl is to blame- How will Kya prove her innocence and return to her home in the marsh to continue living in peace? You will be on the edge of your seat as you read to find out!