I was immediately engrossed in Harvest from the first chapter on. A trio of outsiders are blamed by the population of a small English village, for the burning of their lord's dovecote. So begins the disintegration of what once seemed an idyllic country life. Over one week, what began as seemingly simple way out of trouble -- persecuting the outsiders -- unravels until it all that is left is guilt, blame and shifting morals. A brilliant book.