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In the second book in the New York Times best-selling 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?

©2015 Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham (P)2014 Random House Audio

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from a VM fan's perspective...

First off, I must say I am a huge VM fan - TV series, movie, and now the books. The second novel "Mr. Kiss and Tell" is paced a bit faster, and the storyline is more complex. The novel directly follows "A Million Dollar Tan Line" and has more of Veronica and Logan than the first part. All in all, it's a fun read.

As far as the reader is concerned, I would have a hard time with anyone who is not Kristen Bell. IMHO, she read the first VM-audiobook so well that one could often recognize the characters from Bell's changed speech-pattern alone.

Rebecca Lowman is a complete change from Bell's perkiness. Lowman reads more slowly and in an almost depressed tone that does not fit at all. Veronica's snarkiness and the snappy dialogue both get lost in the unnecessarily dark mood Lowman's performance creates. She is probably a good performer but I find her to be the wrong choice for the VM-books.

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Wenn nur die Sprecherin nicht wäre

Habe mehrmals überlegt, aufzuhören. Habe selten eine so gelangweilt scheinende Sprecherin gehört. Absolute Fehlbesetzung!
Dabei lebt doch Veronica Mars gerade von schnellen Dialogen und einem grundsätzlich höherem Tempo.
Ohne die Erzählgeschwindigkeit nicht mindestens auf 1.25 zu stellen, war es absolut nicht auszuhalten.
Die Story an sich war gut, spannend und in typischer VM-Manier spannend bis Punkt x, an dem man anhand des Buchtitels glaubt zu wissen, wer der Täter ist.

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