Release Date: January 9, 2018
My Rating: 4.5 Stars (4 Stars on GoodReads since they won’t let you do 1/2 stars…boo!)
“Opening this book is like arming a bomb–the suspense is relentless and the payoff is spectacular. Lead character Alice Vega is sensational–I want to see lots more of her.”–Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
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.
When I read the description of Two Girls Down, I immediately requested it from NetGalley! I was approved and sent an ARC in an e-book format, in exchange for an honest review. I’ve never read anything by Louisa Luna, so I was really excited to see what was in store for me! She didn’t let me down. I will definitely read her other books!
I am a HUGE fan of Thrillers, especially ones with a strong female lead. Alice Vega is a strong, kick-butt woman! She doesn’t let anyone get in her way when it comes to working a case. I also enjoyed reading about the softer side of her, which made me connect with her on a deeper level.
Cap was also someone I instantly liked. I loved his sense of humor and how he interacts with his daughter, Nell. He can be serious when he needs to be, but he also knows how to put people at ease. He is definitely the more level-headed one between him and Vega. The perfect balance.
When I read a thriller, I will stop reading it if I feel like I can easily figure out what is going to happen. A good thriller, in my opinion, is one that leaves you constantly saying WTH?! Two Girls Down did exactly that! I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t go into details, but I DID NOT expect what happened in the end! Mind Blown.
If you are a thriller fan like me, go pre-order Two Girls Down! You will thank me!
About the Author:
Louisa Luna is the author of the novels Brave New Girl, Crooked, and Serious As A Heart Attack. She was born and raised in the city of San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Bio was taken from Louisa Luna’s GoodReads Author Profile. You can check out her profile and read about her other books by clicking HERE.