Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens

Kya has grown up on her on in the marshes of North Carolina. Known as the “marsh girl” she is shunned by the town for her wild and eccentric behaviour. She is befriended by Tate, a sensitive, kind young boy who treats Kya with respect. When Tate heads off to college, Kya is bereft and allows herself to be approached by handsome but not-so-nice Andrew Chase (doesn’t his name say it all). Chase is murdered and guess who gets the blame? I loved the story of this intelligent, sensitive young woman who finds a way to flourish in spite of her hardships.