A very small boy called Doup once came with the Crow-girl to make his home in Crow Cave, a tine community nestled by the sea. Now he has grown and is ready to leave behind childish things: he reclaims his birth name, Alek, and travels away from Crow Cove to the fishing village of Last Harbor to visit his older brother. One night, Alek awakens from a deep sleep to see two points of light at the end of the beach, where all should be dark. When he investigates, he witnesses a terrible crime: shipwreckers have lured a boat to crash upon the rocky shore and are in the process of killing all the survivors. He is not the only witness. A beautiful girl has escaped…at least for now. Alek must keep her safe while waiting for the chance to bring the murders to justice. Dramatic, poignant, and moving, this is the final book in the much-acclaimed Children of Crow Cove series.