BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Complains About ‘The Amateurs’ by Sara Shepard

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It’s time for another Spines with Wines live book club, which combines the two greatest wonders of the world: books and wine!

Spines With Wines is made up of myself, book blogger/BookTuber Kristin Hackett and illustrator Melissa Kay and involves talking about a pre-selected book all while sipping on wine.

For the month of December (yeah, I know, I know) we talked about the painful murder mystery The Amateurs by Sara Shepard.

You can watch our full book club discussion below and follow the #SpinesWithWines hashtag on social media or join our GoodReads group to stay up to date.

Want to join in on the fun in January? This month we’ll be reading Windwitch by Susan Dennard.

Read along and send us questions using the hashtag #SpinesWithWines!

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.

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4 thoughts on “BookTube: The Spines With Wines Book Club Complains About ‘The Amateurs’ by Sara Shepard

  1. I wish there was a way to turn the audio into a podcast. I would love to listen to Spines With Wines while waiting in the drop off/ pick up line at my kid’s school!

  2. […] Sara Shepard’s The Amateurs is a super problematic novel with one hell of a twist ending. From the one-dimensional characters to the deeply disturbing male POVs and the weird way race is handled — not to mention all the relationships centered around statutory rape — Shepard has gone off the rails with this series, and not in her usual good way. [WATCH BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION] […]

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