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 case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. 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?
Since I am a fan of this series, I could be bias, cause any Veronica Mars story, I am all thumbs up!
Six months has passed and the story takes off with Eli’s trial. At the same time, Keith has also been investigating the car crash, exerting all effort in exposing Sheriff Lamp, Neptune’s most corrupt sheriff. While Veronica is hired by Neptune Grand to prove or disprove a woman’s claim that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member.
Once again, we have a good mystery, more Neptune drama, cheeky humour… and hey, Logan is home!
Needless to say, I am so happy to see him back. Logan’s character growth is huge… Gone is the devil-may-care bad boy. I am so proud! I savoured all and every sweet, cute and heart wrenching moments they shared…
The mystery involved is dark and sensitive and the writers approached it with great care and fairness, where Veronica had to chose as to how far she is willing to cross the line between right and wrong.
It is a short read, with 336 pages… with such great writing and storylines, those pages does goes fast. 😉
What I loved the most about this series? Those witty and natural dialogues, the cynicism, the characters, the mystery and, of course, the romance!
Speaking of romance… Leo? Please no. I am just not feeling it. 😉
Again, I strongly advice to watch the Veronica Mars t.v. series (in 3 seasons) and the follow-up movie, before diving into the book series.
Thanks to Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange of an honest review. ♥️