Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cautious 4 stars

Well written and engaging. I found myself turning pages earnestly, and I loved the ecological beauty present in the story. I loved the themes of loneliness and isolation and the quiet exploration of trauma, the damage it does to us through generations.

Structurally, though, I wish the story had been better staggered against the murder mystery, and as a wholly subjective preference I found the ending very predictable. I say subjective because it was emotionally satisfying and that will be plenty for many folks, but it wasn’t much of a reveal.

Side note, the POV did funny things (a strange kind of not-quite-omni) and that was a little jarring for me at first.

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