Book Recommendation- Where the Crawdads Sing

"Where the Crawdads Sing", by Deila Owens.

An engrossing story of a girl, abandoned by her family who survives alone in the North Carolina coastal marshes-- with a murder mystery and a courtroom woven in.

“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature....Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”—The New York Times Book Review