The amateurs / Sara Shepard.

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      Summary: "Four teens who met on an online cold-case solving forum attempt to solve another teen's murder"-- Provided by publisher.
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      SHEPARD, S. The amateurs. [s. l.]: Freeform Books, 2016. ISBN 9781484742273. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
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Booklist Reviews 2016 September #1

Fan-favorite Shepard turns to amateur sleuthing in this new series starter. Obsessed with an online site for cold cases, 18-year-old Seneca is drawn to that of a missing rich girl named Helena, who was discovered murdered five years ago. Seneca decides to solve the case herself after a call for help is posted on the Case Not Closed site from Helena's sister. Over spring break, Seneca works with two friends from the site, Maddy and Brett, and Helena's sister Aerin. Together the group tries to uncover clues in this unsolved mystery while also navigating personal relationship drama. Additional complications are added to the mix with a track-coach-turned-stalker and Aerin's possible relationship with a local cop. Shepard fills her cast with diverse characters, but this backfires with many unfavorable mentions of race and some stereotyped portrayals. Even so, the mystery is sure to please fans of Shepard's previous titles, but savvy readers may find themselves solving things along the way. A decent series starter with a promising future. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series was a smash hit, so this is likely to reach best-seller status. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring

Aerin's older sister went missing five years ago. Her body was recovered, but without any conclusive evidence, the case is cold. Desperate for answers, Aerin reaches out on "Case Not Closed," an online forum, and some young sleuths, including eighteen-year-old Seneca, pick up her case. Shepard's new series is exciting, twisty, and--like some of her others--chock-full of wealthy teens misbehaving. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 September #3

Shepard (the Pretty Little Liars series) dishes up another exciting whodunit, this time focusing on a group of teens who are tied together by the killing of high school student Helena Kelly and a website for amateur sleuths. Seneca, 19, became interested in cold cases after her mother's murder four years earlier. Along with online friend Maddy (whom Seneca believes is a girl until they meet) and Helena's younger sister, Aerin, Seneca resolves to find Helena's murderer. The trio is joined by Brett Grady, grandson of a fashion heiress who was also brutally murdered, and Maddy's stepsister, Madison. Using Seneca's deductive skills and following new clues, the teens slowly discover the shocking identity of the killer and the secrets Helena was hiding. Shepard creates robust characters with their own motives for getting involved with the investigation; as she 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. An Alloy Entertainment property. Ages 14–up. Agent: Andy McNicol, William Morris Endeavor. (Nov.)

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