Deep in the English countryside, during one of the hottest years in living memory, five violent and seemingly unrelated deaths rock the tiny village of Blackbriar to its core. The last to die is a gifted ten-year-old named Alice Williams.
Now, years later, an elderly couple enjoying a long summer holiday in the old Williams' place find a girl's necklace in the weeds. They should have left it there.
Doves & Crows is a tale of fear and courage, fidelity and betrayal, and of what happens when the inhabitants of a tiny country backwater find themselves in the grip of a man so evil he can only be the devil himself.
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