Title: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1)
Author: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 324 (Paperback), 338 (Ebook)
Release Date: March 24, 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
From Rob Thomas, the creator of groundbreaking television series and movie Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling new mystery series.
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 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.
Let me first say, I am a hardcore fangirl of Veronica Mars and some of the other shows Rob Thomas created. This book did not let me down. It takes place after the Veronica Mars movie and it did not let me down. I loved how book Veronica is still sassy and spunky.
Continuation: If you are a fan, you will love this. Veronica Mars never really got a true ending, (i think) this will satisfy any crazed Marshmallow fan.
Niche: If you aren’t a fan of Veronica Mars, you might not enjoy this book as much as a fan. There is a lot of story continuing from the movie and the three years of the show. So if you might get bored or even feel lost at these parts in the book.