Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

Veronica Mars, Book 2

Synopsis: 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?

Review: Younger, Veronica Mars was a series that I took a great pleasure to follow every evening coming back at home from school. I was very sad to learn that the show was canceled, particularly when we know that many of our questions remained. But now, years later, a movie set several years after the end came out. You can imagine my joy! And even if it was very nice to see all the characters, a little something was missing for me. I’m not saying that it was not good, listen to me, but I expected more. Yet I had a great time too. But the story does not end there because thereafter, a book appeared. Oh yes, joy again! A story set after the end of the movie that we had the opportunity to watch. I admit right away that I have not read the first novel, and it is also always in my wishlist. After all the ovations I heard about it I admit that I was very intrigued. I was a little afraid because it’s true that I still remember all the books about Charmed, Buffy, Angel … It was nice to read them but they didn’t really left me good memories. However, I can assure you right now, this one has nothing to do with them and I had a great time with this new novel.

Back a little more to the story … So it is with pleasure that we find here all the characters that we had discovered earlier. Yes, because I was very surprised to see that as in the TV show, Veronica’s quests allow us to meet old acquaintances with pleasure. Okay I admit that I forgot about some of them, but the references allow us to place the characters gradually. For cons, I was quite surprised to see that we have still here the consequences of certain events of the film, something I thought would happen in the first volume. But it’s true that suddenly I wonder what is going on in the previous volume

The story begins with the impact of the Weevil’s history and the impact of his case. A trial that could also help everyone to get rid of Lamb and all his shenanigans. But that’s not all because another survey is also highlighted here. Indeed, our heroine is engaged to determine if the story of a client of the Neptune Grand Hotel is true or not. The girl was raped and left almost dead without knowing how she got out of the hotel. She now claims interest. Veronica is launching headlong into this new case that echoes in her and she is desperate to find the truth. But this story is much more complicated than expected, and many revelations come to change the direction of the investigation.

What really touched me here too is the history between Logan and Veronica. We remember a little crazy Logan, never thinking about the consequences of his actions and I admit that it’s quite surprising to see how much he has changed. He now works for the army that he takes in high esteem. Even if it takes a little time to Veronica to understand this, it is fascinating to see how his character has evolved. By cons, their history and the turning it takes was really heartbreaking and I was very touched by what was happening. We understand perfectly what is going on and I’m curious to see how it will evolve in the future. Another surprise are about some Weevil’s choices and I admit that I was a little disappointed even if it is true that we can understand the decision given his fairly difficult choices.

In any case I had a good time with this novel and I’m curious to see what will happen next.



26 thoughts on “Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

  1. Me too, hate that it was cancelled, one of my favourite shows, it wasn’t a cookie cutter show, loved it. 🙁 Really miss it, though loved the movie, so I have closure. though agree, felt like there was something missing. Though, for me, it was the Veronica/Logan banter (okay, there was some) but I wanted it to be more after they got back together. 🙁 So at least it goes more into it in this I guess, though still would’ve liked to seen it and not read it, haha. I’m going to read the first one first though, so I’m not totally confused, I’ve forgotten a lot of the co-characters. Glad you enjoyed it anyway! 🙂

    • Yeah, I was soooooooooo sad. I think you could like the books too, it’s quite fun but you’re right it’s better to watch on TV than reading it. Because well, no Kristen Bell, and it’s not the same thing.

  2. I loved Veronica Mars too! I was so sad when it ended. I’m glad we got a movie though. Yeah, it wasn’t as good and I didn’t like the lawyer thing, (I was happy the books made her a PI again) but at least it’s something. I was hoping it would be so popular they’d make a new series, but books are better than nothing. I’m glad to hear you liked this one. The first book apparently doesn’t have Logan in it. I hated Logan at first, but by the end I loved him!

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