Title: Two Girls Down
Author: Louisa Luna
Publication Date: January 09, 2018
Welcome to the New Year of 2018! For my first reading pick of the New Year I read Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna, an exciting crime thriller about young two girls who go missing from their car in a mall parking lot on the way to a birthday party. After the girls go missing their mother enlists help from famous bounty hunter Alice Vega and disgraced ex-cop Max Caplan. With the help of The Bastard, Vega’s behind the scenes hacker assistant, they begin to slowly unravel the mystery of what really happened to the girls. But will they find them in time?
This book is a page turning mystery that will keep you guessing from the edge of your seats until the very end. It is kind of a police procedural, which I know many people do not like because it takes you through the investigation step by step as the investigators discover each piece of evidence, slowly peeling back the onion. But Luna has accomplished this wonderfully, providing so many twists and turns along the way you will be begging for the next piece of evidence and next piece of the puzzle. Luna will have you suspecting everyone you meet.
I really enjoyed this book and I really loved Cap, with his sweet relationship with his daughter, and Vega, a real badass. They made a great investigative team that was fun to watch develop throughout the book. I did not see the ending coming and found the resolution to be a more than a bit disturbing, but sadly I am sure it is not too far from off from what has happened to real girls who have disappeared. I would highly recommend this book and am looking forward to more books from Luna in the future.
In fact, I kind of got the feeling that this may lead into a series?!?
Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for the advanced copy.