The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
By Rob Thomas
Vintage, 2014. 336 pgs.
I will just start by saying, I am a huge Veronica Mars fan. However, even if this is your first experience with Veronica and friends, the mystery of the book holds up on its own. You do need some background to the characters but other than that, Thomas has written a very entertaining mystery for anyone to enjoy. The audio book is narrated by Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell. This adds a completely new level of enjoyment as much of the fun comes in Veronica's quips and attitude.
Ten years after graduating high school and immediately after the recent movie but the story line takes on a different mystery then the television episodes and movie. This one follows a missing person's case that becomes dark quickly as an underworld of drugs and an organized crime group is exposed. With surprises and twists and the corruption of the sheriff's department, this book did not disappoint.