The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf
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.
Have we talked about my Veronica Mars addiction?
We must have, because I have a link set up for it. If we have, it’s been a while. So let’s talk about it!
Veronica Mars was a great TV series. I loved it so much, I decided to be a Kickstarter backer (I’m so glad and proud that I did it!)
The movie was awesome, and I loved the fact that I could look forward to more Veronica in book form.
The story started off a little bit slowly, but picked up. I’m not too sure about the fact that she’s with Logan. Again. I’m on Team Piz, myself. (He’s such a sweetie!) Logan always has and always will make things more interesting, though. The bad boys always do.
The mystery was intriguing and the solution to it didn’t disappoint. It was unexpected and therefore perfect. The writing style definitely fit the show and Graham was a good voice for Veronica. I was happy we got to see Mac quite a bit, but I think the next book should feature Wallace more. Why? Because he is awesome.
If you’re not a Veronica Mars fan yet, check out the series and you will be soon!