The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas; Jennifer Graham

Title: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1)
Author: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
Pages: 336
Published: 2014
Genre: Mystery
Edition: Paperback
Source: Library

Description: 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. (via Goodreads)

Thoughts: I will come out and say that I am a Marshmellow (for those that don't know that means that I am a fan of Veronica Mars), so this review may be a little one-sided, but I guess if I didn't read the book, I probably wasn't a fan.

Anyways, this was a nice break from the more denser books that I had been reading at the time, especially Wolf Hall.  Unlike most books that I have completed, I was able to read the book over the course of an afternoon.  It kept the tone very similar to that of the TV series and the movie and it really felt like being apart of the Veronica Mar universe.

While it wasn't a great read, it also wasn't bad either; it sort of felt like going to a funny movie, when you aren't feeling well at the start but are enjoying the ride by the end of the movie.

Bottom line: If you are a fan of the TV series and the movie, you probably will enjoy this read and probably already have read it by now.  Recommended, but highly recommended for Veronica Mars fans.

Rating: 3.75/5


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