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Where The Crawdads Sing ending explained amid fan reactions

Where the Crawdads Sing has arrived in theatres and its twist ending has left fans with various reactions. Here it is explained. The movie, starring…

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Where the Crawdads Sing has arrived in theatres and its twist ending has left fans with various reactions. Here it is explained.

The movie, starring Daisy Edgar Jones and featuring a song by Taylor Swift, only dropped in cinemas today, July 22, and has received a whole host of mixed reviews.

*Warning: contains spoilers for Where the Crawdads Sing*

Where the Crawdads Sing ending

Where the Crawdads Sing is another classic book-to-movie adaptation and those familiar with the book will already know the shocking twist that comes at the end.

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Where the Crawdads Sing official trailer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

At the end of the book – which was written by Delia Owens in 2018 and has sold over 15 million copies, according to Rolling Stones Magazine – Kya is released from jail, after previously being charged with the murder of Chase Andrews, and people in the town realize the case against her was unfair because she was just an ‘easy target’ for being the ‘Marsh Girl’. Due to a weak case against her, she’s found to be not guilty.

When the book skips to the future, Kya and Tate get married and grow old together before she dies in her 60s. But fans are still left with the question who killed Chase?

Where the Crawdads Sing movie

The movie largely follows the same narrative as the book with the core characters and situations running parallel, but one striking difference that was noted by fans is the ending.

The movie doesn’t precisely tell audiences who actually killed Chase and this is because they’re able to give viewers a slight piece of doubt with visuals without going into detail, whereas the book can only explain the situation via Tate’s thoughts.

Saw where the crawdads sing today, it was disappointing especially in comparison to the book. Kya’s romance with Tate feels unearned to me and the ending did not live up to the way the book ended things. It only hints at what the book confirms and the book handles the mystery bet— Blinkwave and friends reviews (@Blinkwave21) July 15, 2022

This is where people got so many questions, even the Guardian reviewer wanted to see more, but the book explains the ending much more clearly.

Where the Crawdads Sing ending explained

In the book, the ending is explained further with the truth behind the whole mystery being revealed. After Kya’s death, Tate discovers a shell necklace and a poem written by Kya, ‘The Firefly’, which actually reveals Kya did kill Chase.

It’s then explained to the reader that Kya only acted the way she did after Chase attempted to rape Kya and she knew she’d only ever be safe from him if he was gone.

So she planned to kill him and make it look like an accident, then to separate herself from it she took back the necklace she’d once given to him.

The real identity of Amanda Hamilton, the poetry writer for Barkley Cove’s local newspaper, is also revealed to be Kya all along using a pseudonym.
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