The Amateurs by Sara Shepard Review
Aerin Kelly posts on a site called Case Not Closed a website for amateur sleuths as she wants help finding out what happened to her sister Helena who was murdered. Seneca sees this post and instantly wants to help as this was the case that got her interested in crime. A group of teens from the site along with Aerin try to discover what happened to Helena but the killer is watching them and does not want the case to be solved.
Sara Shepard is well known for the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series so I know that she can write mysteries. This book instantly drew me and I ended up reading it quite quickly as I couldn’t put it down. The majority of the book was fast paced however there were some moments where the plot seemed to move quite slowly. I didn’t like the characters in this book as much as some of Sara’s other characters. I don’t know if that is because I have seen those characters portrayed on the screen so I feel more connected to them but there was something about the characters in this book that I didn’t quite connect with. The plot is quite unrealistic as it is unlikely that a group of teenagers would be able to solve a murder that the police were unable to solve but Sara’s other books aren’t realistic either so that didn’t bother me too much. There was a lot of action within the last 10% of this book and we saw a lot of twists. The ending left me very shocked as it was unexpected. I am really looking forward to the next book which is coming out in November. My only hope is that this will be a short series and not dragged out like the PLL series.
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