Where the Crawdads Sing (film)
Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) is a film adaptation of Delia Owens’ novel of the same name.
A dead body, that of Chase Andrews is found, and the outsider in the local community, Kyra, is accused of murder.
Kyra has long been considered a suspicious character because she has been living on her own since the age of 7. She survives by selling mussels at the local store, and the Black couple there, Mabel and “Jumpin” Madison, help out where they can.
Over the years, her friend Tate Walker teaches Kyra to read and lends her books. He encourages her to send her beautiful nature paintings to a publisher.
Chase Andrews begins hanging around Kyra and while she initially enjoys the company, she threatens to kill him when he attempts to rape her.
A local fisherman hears the threat and Kyra is charged with murder.