Two Girls down by Louisa Luna is a fast paced mystery driven by great characters.
In a small Pennsylvania town, two girls Kailey and Bailey gets kidnapped. Their mother’s family hires the bounty hunter Alice Vega to find the missing girls.
Alice Vega has a great track record in finding missing people. It’s her specialty.
“So you find missing people, that right? How many people have you found so far? “
“How many times have you been hired is the real question?”
When Vega lands in Pennsylvania, She is immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic. So she requests the help of a disgraced former cop Max Caplan and the odd duo team up together to bring the girls home.
This book is the perfect blend between action and building up the mystery. The first half of the book is full of action, binge worthy and impossible to put down. Then it slows down, giving away to the mystery part of it.
Alice Vega is a no nonsense character. She acts first and thinks later. Oh man! The scene at the construction site, That did make an impression (She reminded me of Jack Reacher). As a former cop, Cap is great at interrogation and he makes up for Vega’s quirky behavior. Alice and Cap make a commanding pair and they do have chemistry. To me, Cap did not make a great impression at first but as I learnt more about his past and his relationship with his teenage daughter Nell, I ended up liking him. Vega’s character is still a mystery and a bit incomplete. We see bits and pieces about her past but I am pretty sure there is more to it. I am looking forward to read more of her (If this becomes a series!!)
Thanks to Double day books and netgalley for ARC.
To put it all together, Two girls down is a compelling thriller that won’t disappoint. 4/5 Stars.