The Little Crew of Butchers
Lucas Baird never got much of a break when he was a child, but by his early twenties, his good looks and easy manner allow him to skate through life without having to put in much effort. On the cusp of manhood in years yet still a boy -- what Anthony Trollope called a hobbledehoy -- charming Luke has enjoyed his extended adolescence of drinking and small-time cons. But when a freak accident compels him to leave LA -- and leave fast -- he finds himself in New York, in the seemingly idyllic Long Island beach town of Shorelane, where through a drunken mistake, he becomes trapped in a life-or-death ordeal. Luke's only potential saviors are a group of local children, who are themselves lost and destined for paths much the same as Luke's -- if not worse -- and a young woman, equally lost. For Luke to finally cross into manhood, he will have to come to terms with his own poor judgment and mortality, and find the courage to stay sane in the face of irrational actors.Reminiscent of The Beach and Lord of the Flies, Little Crew of Butchers is a masterful tale of the innocent savagery of children, but also of the redemptive power of love and courage, and the wisdom that comes from truly growing up.

The Little Crew of Butchers Details

TitleThe Little Crew of Butchers
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 26th, 2020
PublisherBlackstone Publishing
ISBN-139781982614768
Rating
GenreFiction, Adult Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

The Little Crew of Butchers Review

  • Maureen Grigsby
    January 1, 1970
    I would actually give this a 3.5. A nice, short, creepy little tale about a gang of children who terrorize a homeless man trapped in a drainage sewer.
  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    Finished this book in about an hour and a half!A little over 250 pages it was a dark read and one that at times could have been more developed and longer 3.5 stars rounded up
  • John
    January 1, 1970
    I did not enjoy this book.
  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    Spoiler free review: I struggled in the beginning with this book. I really disliked every character and every decision they made. It was around a third of the way into the book when I realized I was SUPPOSED to not like every character. I was supposed to be appalled at how they handled these situations. Once that realization struck, I tore through the rest of the book in a few hours. While it was a quick read, it wasn’t an easy one. The mental anguish Luke goes through while being stuck was toug Spoiler free review: I struggled in the beginning with this book. I really disliked every character and every decision they made. It was around a third of the way into the book when I realized I was SUPPOSED to not like every character. I was supposed to be appalled at how they handled these situations. Once that realization struck, I tore through the rest of the book in a few hours. While it was a quick read, it wasn’t an easy one. The mental anguish Luke goes through while being stuck was tough to read. The kids were infuriating, but well written because they all felt real. The finale was shocking but well done and felt like something that could really happen.Overall, this was a good read if you’re looking for something that takes you for an emotional ride.
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  • Daphne Manning
    January 1, 1970
    Redemption that is the theme that plays out in this graphic,twist of a tale. Luke a guy who gets by on looks and tale tales finds his life through no fault of his own at the mercy of a band of kids. Luke a grifter looking out only for himself gets trapped in a storm pipe and is discovered by kids,who take orders from an oversized bully of a kid named Larry. As the trapped Luke tries to negotiate his way out the level of torment escalates. Lucy the youngest and yet the wisest of the group along w Redemption that is the theme that plays out in this graphic,twist of a tale. Luke a guy who gets by on looks and tale tales finds his life through no fault of his own at the mercy of a band of kids. Luke a grifter looking out only for himself gets trapped in a storm pipe and is discovered by kids,who take orders from an oversized bully of a kid named Larry. As the trapped Luke tries to negotiate his way out the level of torment escalates. Lucy the youngest and yet the wisest of the group along with her brother Charley are two of the crew. It is Lucy who in the end sheds light on the real story of Luke’s ordeal and Charley who lives with his silence the rest of his life.
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  • Vix Standen
    January 1, 1970
    A rip-roaring look at five days in the little town of Shoreline. Luke breezes into town like a hurricane, making as colossal an impact as one, in this speedily told snapshot of rights and wrongs and teenage morality.
  • Nena Anda
    January 1, 1970
    This book was amazing and grabbed my attention from the first page. Couldn’t put it down and finished in about a day and a half. Great story about the affects family can have on an individual!
  • Dave Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Not perfect...but has a unique plot.
  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    Even if it's well written I couldn't connect to the story and it fell flat.Not my cup of tea.Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
  • Lane
    January 1, 1970
    Francine Pascal, the brilliant mind behind the young adult series that shaped so many formidable years - Sweet Valley High - is out with a new adult novel that will blow your mind! Set in a Long Island shore town, over the course of just a few days, we meet drifter Luke, who soon finds himself at the mercy of a group of twisted kids. An agonizing journey of survival, with a suspenseful ending you won’t see coming. There are few books I read again, but this will be one of them!
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