by Delia Owens
Set on the North Carolina coast,this is the story of Kya,called the “Marsh Girl” by the local residents. Abandoned as a young child by her family members,one by one,she survives on her own in the wild marshes. After years of loneliness and isolation,she opens herself to two young men. When one of them is found dead,the locals immediately suspect Kya. The descriptions of life in the marsh and Kya’s connection to it were wonderful. This was an interesting mix of coming-of-age story,nature primer and murder mystery.