second book in the Veronica Mars series follows closely behind the first. In this one, Veronica is hired by the Neptune Grand to investigate a woman who claims she was raped and beaten at the swanky hotel. Of course, once she settles the case to the satisfaction of the hotel, she continues to investigate the crime to get justice for the victim.
This book may be a stronger one than the first in the series. It still relies on characters from the TV show and movie popping up to give readers a jolt of familiarity, but the character of Veronica has a bit more life on the page. Still, it's a little annoying that it follows the trope from tie-in novels that almost every character involved in the story is someone from the show. It's a good novel and refreshing to read a crime story that can deliver thrills and emotion without sex, violence, and profanity.