Near a quiet town on the North Carolina coast, a young woman who has survived for years alone in the marshes and sands yearns to open herself to a new life. Delia Owens' debut novel is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Join us to welcome this nonfiction authors' first novel.
"Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose. It’s clear she’s from this place—the land of the southern coasts, but also the emotional terrain—you can feel it in the pages."—Alexandra Fuller (Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight)
"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review
"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle
"Owens delivers her lush mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose."--Alexandra Fuller
How long can you protect your heart?