Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas&Jennifer Graham

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Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas&Jennifer Graham

Released: November 19, 2014
Publisher: Allen&Unwin
SynopsisTen years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.
Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is not a simple missing person's case. The house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
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What I Thought: Veronica Mars, beautiful blonde, clever intuitive PI that we all know and love is back in a new story but of course, this time in book form. This book picks up not long after the Veronica Mars movie ended, with Logan now out at sea. Veronica is getting back into the swing of things at Mars Investigations and now a massive case has landed in her lap. A girl has gone missing, and now Veronica has to find her.

Of course, it couldn't be a Veronica Mars story if it didn't have some surprises and some major plot twists - The Thousand Dollar Tan Line gives us just that. While the case is exciting, and there are the usual Keith-Veronica quips we've all come to love, it just didn't have the same feel as the TV show, or even the movie. Possibly because Veronica is no longer a teen helping her dad. Possibly because Logan Echols was no where to be found. Possibly because this is no Veronica's life and it has less of the angst it used to. Either way, I hope the next book has a bit more Logan otherwise I'm not sure exactly how I'll fare.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate this book, I just didn't love it. I am curious to see what the next book holds, but for now, I'll be loading up season one to start my Veronica journey all over again.

The Good: This novel had the usual exciting twists that we came to expect in every episode of the TV show, ones I definitely didn't see coming.

The Bad: This book took me ages to get into, I didn't feel like it had all the same pizazz as the TV show did, which is what I was expecting.


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