I really hope this is not the final book in the Veronica Mars mystery novel series. And it should not be the last one Jennifer Graham writes.
Her voice is fresh and invigorating, even as she's using somewhat tired tropes. It's full of cultural references, so no, these are not your grandfather's Elmore Leonard novels, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. She understands twists and turns, when to create them, and when to leave them alone. She still writes Veronica with internal monologue in italics, and that drives me crazy, but I understand why she can't not do that. I hope Rob Thomas recognizes her value and puts her front and center for the next umpteen of these books. Perhaps they're waiting to announce that because there's another movie in the works? One can only hope. (Please make it better than the first one, Rob.)
By the way, I almost had a heart attack in the last few pages. Those who have diligently watched the series will understand what I mean. Fear not. All is well.