Monday, January 25, 2016

Book Review: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman's story.

The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why? (Summary from Goodreads) 

Oh Veronica Mars, how I love your snarky, witty intelligence. Plus there's Logan...little else is important.

You really do have to be a fan of Veronica Mars to like the books, but isn't everyone? If they aren't, they should be. I love the relationships between the characters. We got a little Leo. (Does anyone else have trouble taking him seriously after seeing him as Schmidt in New Girl?) We got more Weevil...though I was not happy with him, but I get it. We also got more fun backstory, bringing in characters like Charles Sinclair (Mac's real dad and annoying Madison Sinclair's fake dad) and Grace Manning (Meg's little sister...Meg being Duncan Kane's ex/dead girlfriend/mother of his child...Duncan being Veronica's ex-boyfriend and the late best friend of Veronica Lilly Kane's brother)...and if that was confusing, you get my point. There's a lot of backstory.

That being said, I did read a few reviews from people who knew nothing about the show who said they like it too! They compared it to Nancy Drew, which Veronica basically is a modern day Nancy, so that makes complete sense.

I was super excited to get more of Logan's story. You really get to see his character arc and how much he has changed since the first season of the show. Plus, they got a puppy together and that was all kinds of adorable.

So whether you're a fan of the series or not, you should read this book!

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