tanlineAround the time when the kickstarter was going to get a Veronica Mars movie, creator Rob Thomas mentioned there was going to be a book series about Veronica coming out.  The first book is The Thousand Dollar Tan Line which I recently had the chance to read.  It picks up where the movie left off, so if you haven’t seen the movie but plan on it, I’d recommend watching it before you read the book.  If you don’t want to watch the movie first, you should still be able to follow along with the book, but may be spoiled if you want to go back and watch the movie later.

In this story, there is a missing girl that the city of Neptune hires Veronica to try and track down because there has been a tourism decline since her disappearance. She went missing while at the home of a drug cartel heir’s home, which of course gets Veronica suspicious.  Meanwhile, a second girl goes missing as well and it turns out that she is Veronica’s step-sister.  Despite the fact that Veronica hasn’t seen her Mom is years, she is determined to help her and her new husband (and son!) find the missing girl, Aurora.

Loved this book, love Veronica Mars and am looking forward to reading more and more in this series in the future!

I purchased this book for myself to read and thought that my readers would enjoy seeing a review. I received no free product and was not compensated or asked to write this review.

About the Book

From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. 

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.