As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she's hooked. Helena's high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It's the reason she's a member of the site in the first place.
So when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag. But the moment she steps off the train in trendy, glamorous Dexby, things begin to go wrong. Maddy is nothing like she expected, and Helena's sister, Aerin Kelly, seems completely hostile and totally uninterested in helping with their murder investigation.
But when Brett, another super user from the site, joins Seneca and Maddy in Dexby, Aerin starts to come around. The police must have missed something, and someone in Dexby definitely has information they've been keeping quiet.
As Seneca, Brett, Maddy, and Aerin begin to unravel dark secrets and shocking betrayals about the people closest to them, they seem to be on the murderer's trail at last. But somewhere nearby the killer is watching . . . ready to do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.
First in a new series by the #1 New York Times
best-selling author of the Pretty Little Liars series, Sara Shepard, The Amateurs
is packed with the twists and turns, steamy romance, and stunning revelations that her fans have been waiting for.
* "Shepard . . . unravels the truth, the author lulls readers into a false sense of security before expertly pulling the rug out from underneath them. This is a delicious start to the Amateurs series."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit."
"[L]ikely to reach best-seller status."
"A delicious and suspenseful page-turner. I want more!"
-I. Marlene King, Executive Producer, Pretty Little Liars
"Chilling and romantic and full of surprises."
-Cecily von Ziegesar, New York Times best-selling author of the Gossip Girl series
"Long live the queen of secrets! The Amateurs is a dark and twisty thriller which might just fill the Pretty Little Liars shaped hole in my heart!"
-Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die
"Deceitful and delicious!"
-Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of The Lovely Reckless
"It's clear that Sara Shepard is no amateur; her devious and thrilling twists will leave you frantically turning pages until the very last moment."
-Kass Morgan, New York Times best-selling author of The 100 series