After a five-minute sample read with this book, you will clearly understand why it’s so captivating from the very first line until the final word. To say that I love this book might be an understatement.
I am not sure what I expected, because honestly, I have read (and loved) more than a few books that were then made into films, of which Reese Witherspoon had taken part of. So, when I was looking for a new read, and I heard about Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club, I knew I needed to check it out.
-and I did so just in time to catch this gem! I couldn’t be more glad I did!
After coping with abandonment from an early age, the book follows Kya as she learns to fend for herself in the marshy backcountry most people consider wasteland. Time and time again we read about Kya, as she triumphs over unspeakable odds and unmeasurable heartbreak living as the social outcast of a small town.
Craving human companionship, Kya is driven to some strange behavior and even more dangerous situations -much like the strange and sometimes dangerous mating rituals, she’s observed in nature.
Although she’s more comfortable studying snails in the shallow backwater of the marsh than she is speaking to other humans, it’s hard not to root for this protagonist at every turn. When a familiar town figure is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Kya’s once private and mysterious life as an outcast becomes the center of a chaotic whirlwind of uncertainty.
Delia Owens weaves you through a tale as thick and murky as upturned swamp water and will keep you guessing until the last page.
Though no one is prompting me to do this review, I feel compelled to share this read with you!
I couldn’t put this book down -although, I will admit I didn’t try too hard. I was enthralled with every aspect of this novel from the poetic imagery, to the twists and turns of the storyline.
5 out of 5 stars from me!