The electric follow-up to Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down, featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan.

On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were—and finding the others who are missing.

Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late.
Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable in crime fiction.

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved Two Girls Down, so when I heard there was another book coming out, I knew I wanted to read it.  Lucky for me I won The Janes through a Bookish First Giveaway!

Let me tell you that if you liked Two Girls Down, you will not be disappointed with Alice Vega #2.  You could read this as a standalone, but then you won’t be familiar with Vega and Cap. Together they make one dynamic duo.  Cap is no longer surprised by Vegas crazy antics, and they seem to read each other’s thoughts. That’s one thing I love about Vega, her crazy, but humorous to me, antics.

This did read a lot slower than Two Girls Down, but I was ok with that.  It is more detailed, and there are a lot more people to keep track of. The investigation to find out what happened to the Janes is a little drawn out, so that may bore some readers.  I was sucked in the entire time, and I did not lose interest. However, with there being so many people involved in the investigation, I did need to read some parts twice.

With that said, I thought everything tied up into a nice bow.  It was interesting to me how everyone was connected. That ending! It’s one ending I will never forget.  I thought it was genius, and very typical Alice Vega antics. Justice doesn’t get anymore sweeter than that.

Thank you @bookishfirst and @doubledaybooks for my ARC.

Grab your copy on January 21, 2020!

Book Rating: 5/5

For the grand finale, this would pair nicely with Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.