“BEST BOOK OF 2019”
The town of Barkley Hill, NC have always wondered about the “marsh girl.” Kya Clark had grown up alone on the marsh after both of her parents and siblings left when she was a young girl. The book opens with the death of a popular and handsome young man named Chase Andrews. Kya Clark is accused of murdering Chase Andrews. The chapters switch back and forth between time periods explaining Kya’s youth and struggles growing up on the marsh. This beautiful coming of age story has a touch of mystery to solve the murder of Chase Andrews.
This book is going to be a classic! This is one of the best books I’ve ever read! The description is absolutely beautiful and Delia Owens creates the character of Kya that I fell in love with. It is so uplifting to read a novel in which the reader can find the protagonist extremely likable. I haven’t read a book this beautiful for a long time. There were remnants of the story that reminded me a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird. I absolutely descriptive details and characterization. I felt as if I had been to the marsh myself. Delia Owens uses these vivid description of the marsh the nature that Kya experiences on a daily basis throughout the novel. This novel had everything that a classic should encompass!