The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line written by Rob Thomas follows Veronica Mars on her journey to connect to her old life as a P.I all while solving crimes. I loved the entire series of Veronica Mars when it was on TV. Though it was short-lived, only 3 seasons, I still one of my favorite series of all time. Recently Rob Thomas wrote and directed the Veronica Mars movie, which was fantastic. This novel takes up right where the movie ends. So if you haven’t seen the movie, you could still read this novel but some parts wont make sense. Here is a brief background on this novel provided by Goodreads: 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.
I simply loved, loved, loved this novel. I’m a big fan of mysteries and Veronica Mars has always been my favorite detective. She is strong when it’s needed and vulnerable when you start to think that she’s not real. This mystery is about finding two young girls that have been kidnapped during spring break. Veronica is in charge of finding them and bringing them back home. I could not figure out the connection between the girls or who took them. This novel kept me guessing the entire time.
However, there was no sex in this novel. There is a romance that is developing between Veronica and Logan, but not much is progressing at this time.
Overall, I give this novel 5 out 5. It was simply a joy to read. I never wanted to put this novel down. It was too good. I want more now. I think I’m going to start watching Veronica Mars all over again.