Monday, May 5, 2014

Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line - an original mystery by Rob Thomas

about book:

Ten 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 no 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.

In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

my thoughts:

I am a marshmallow and proud of it! I've seen the entire series of Veronica Mars and actually squealed with glee when a movie was mentioned.  I downloaded my copy of the film and excitedly got lost in Neptune, California.  I absolutely loved watching Veronica get back to her familiar roots and take charge of exonerating her ex-boyfriend, Logan - he'd been charged with murdering his girlfriend ( famous pop star).  Danger looms, red herrings fly left and right, hearts break, and corrupt cops roam the streets - another day and life in Neptune, California.  I loved it!  Of course, I wasn't too happy when Veronica dumped Piz (he was so cute and sweet!), but if this show's taught me anything, its that Veronica Mars is a sucker for bad boys, and Logan Echolls is the resident bad boy (or at least he used to be - he's in the navy now.)  Of course, their love story is "epic", so what did I expect.  Aside from that, I really did enjoy watching the movie.  So, when I heard about a book coming out, well, I knew that I would gobbling that up ASAP!

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas (the creator of Veronica Mars) proved to be a thoroughly engaging read filled with loads of twists and turns.  I stayed up late reading the book until the wee hours of the morning - seriously, I was like a zombie the next day.  Anyhow, I found the story to be fast-paced, captivating, and filled with all the comforts of a Veronica Mars episode.  There was a scene with Weevil, a fight with her dad to add a little family drama, a hug from Wallace, a lot of hacking for Mac to do, a few broken connections with Logan, and a LOT of unexpected danger and drama for Veronica to deal with.  Plus, a mystery to solve.  All in all, it was a terrific treat to read.

I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the Veronica Mars series and fans looking for a new mystery book to get lost in. 


Brandie said...

I've never seen Veronica Mars but I've had friends who are die hard fans of the show. I'm probably missing out on something great! Nice review!

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Lark said...

I love Veronica Mars! It was such a fun series. And now this book? Can't wait to check it out! Thanks for reviewing it...I might have missed it otherwise. :)

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Brandie, you would love it! It was an awesome show and this book is so much fun (feels like an episode of the show). Check it out when you can! And, thanks so much for the Liebster Award!!!

Lark, me too! Love VMars!!Definitely check out this book ASAP - you will love it :)