ARC provided by Doubleday and NetGalley
Release Date: January 9, 2018
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Reviewed by 2shay
As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The Killing, Two Girls Down introduces Louisa Luna as a thriller writer of immense talent and verve.
When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied.
With little to go on, Vega and Cap will go to extraordinary lengths to untangle a dangerous web of lies, false leads, and complex relationships to find the girls before time runs out, and they are gone forever.
Stunning from the first page to the last!!! 5 Stars and 5 Thumbs Up and a fist bump!
I sat down one morning, opened this book, and read it straight through. It’s rare to find a book that will not turn you loose…gets its hooks in early and won’t let go.
Why? Alice Vega is one reason, Max Caplan is the other. These two reluctant allies are dynamite! Max Caplan, Cap, is a great guy. He’s a sweetheart in every way. Alice, on the other hand, is prickly…and tough as nails. Alice wants to bully and fight through every situation while Cap wants to take a more reasoned approach. This is a serious roll-reversal from the usual trope, and I loved it!
Alice had to resort to a little underhanded skullduggery to convince Cap to help her, but once they teamed up? It was magic.
Cap’s daughter, Nell, almost steals the show. At sixteen, she is beautiful, smart, athletic and nearly as good a deceive as her dad. They discuss everything in their cozy home.
Oops…I’ve said more about the plot than I would normally do, but there’s a reason. This book is just wonderfully done. This author is new to me, but she’s going on my favorites list. I hope I have the opportunity to read more from her in the future! If you love a great mystery, grab a copy and…