I'm going to start this review by saying that I DNF'd "Where The Crawdads Sing," which means that while this book may not be for me, you may enjoy it. It is the story of two girls who share a secret about something that happened long ago. Then, one of the women returns home to the insular community and is somewhat haunted by what happened. The woman is also an environmentalist who is trying to stop a species of bugs from causing forest fires in the area, but her agency will not permit her to investigate the issue on federal lands per a mandate from the federal government. Enter a small time cop who also was involved in the long ago secret and is now the environmentalists love interest. It was just too contrived to me and wanted to be a book with a big message. I felt like it was trying to do too much with the storyline and it was not compelling for me. I finished the book, but really wasn't invested.