Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

Two Girls Down

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 ...


Details Two Girls Down

TitleTwo Girls Down
Author
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherDoubleday
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction
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Reviews Two Girls Down

  • Larry H
    1970-01-01
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here.I love when a book you stumble upon by an author you're not familiar with turns out to be a terrific read. Such was the case with Louisa Luna's Two Girls Down . It's a well-written, suspenseful whodunnit with some pretty fascinating characters.A single mother, sometimes Jamie Brandt just needs a break from her two daughters, 10-year-old Kylie and 8-year-old Bailey. They're always wanting something, needing someth...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    I could not put this book down! I read this book over the course of one day. Brilliant. Two Girls Down is a page turner with well developed characters, an intriguing and well written plot, suspense and a feeling of dread. Jamie is a single Mother to two young daughters, 10 year old Kylie and 8 year old Bailey. She is running errands and goes into a Kmart ALONE (R U f'ing kidding me? Who leaves kids alone in a car?)to buy a birthday present. While...
  • Mackey St
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsTwo Girls Down by Louisa Luna is everything that a good mystery/thriller should be! This fast past story was riveting, character driven, dark and twisty from beginning to end! Alice Vega, as the ceaseless bounty hunter, was an enigmatic character that drew you in and made you anxious to know more. In a small town in New Jersey, two girls are taken from a shopping mall parking lot. After a few days without progress, the family calls in Al...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    Louisa Luna's Two Girls Down is a binge-worthy whodunnit crime fiction novel that realistically paints how rural America is affected by today's drug epidemic. The story starts off with single mother Jamie Brandt taking her two daughters Kylie and Bailey to the mall so they can get a gift for Kylie's friend's birthday party. Jamie is a struggling single parent in a town where income inequality is rampant. Denville, Pennsylvania is a small town o...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    TWO GIRLS DOWN BY LOUISE LUNATwo young girls are left in the car while their mother goes into Kmart to buy a birthday present from her daughters as they are on their way to a birthday party. The mother returns to the car to her horror her two daughters are gone. She goes into each store in the strip mall asking the occupants if they have seen two girls. They had stopped in an ice cream parlor and consumed all of the free tasting servings that was...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    1970-01-01
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5My reviews and other random thoughts can also be seen at ----------------------> https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp...Two Girls Down is my first book from Louisa Luna, and while I probably won't read any of her previous books, I will definitely read any other adult books she will (hopefully) put out. This book was intense, very mysterious, and I had no clue who it was until it was revealed at the end. The cover of this book...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book I've read by Louisa Luna and I'm impressed. Two girls, Kylie-10 and Bailey-8, disappear from a parked car in a strip mall while their Mom, Jamie runs in quickly to get a gift for a birthday party they are on their way to attend. The police department is investigating, but they are short-staffed and unable to provide enough time and manpower to do a thorough job. The family hires Alice Vega, a private investigator with a stu...
  • Nancy McFarlane
    1970-01-01
    Alice Vega is a seriously bad-ass bounty hunter from CA who specializes in finding missing children. When 8 year old Bailey and 10 year old Kylie disappear from their mother’s car while she runs into a store, Alice is hired by the girls’ aunt to come to the small PA town to help the overworked and understaffed police. Alice immediately convinces Max Caplan (Cap) to help her. Cap is a disgraced ex-police officer who is now a PI. Not only does ...
  • Cass ☘
    1970-01-01
    Wow! I hadn't heard of this author before, I believe she's mostly written YA books. And for a debut thriller novel, this is outstanding!The story is about two young sisters who going missing from a mall parking lot in Denville, NJ. The family hires bad ass bounty hunter Alice Vega, who enlists the help of local former cop Max Caplan. Together they stay 3 steps ahead of the already overworked police force.All characters were well developed, the st...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of TWO GIRLS DOWN in exchange for my honest review.***GRADE: A-4.5 STARSWhen two sisters go missing outside a mall, the girls’ aunt calls in private detective Alice Vega, who enlists the help of disgraced ex-cop Max Caplan.TWO GIRLS DOWN starts off slowly but the unique characters kept me reading until I was hooked. Louisa Luna created messy, complex, highly imperfect characters who w...
  • Lori Lesko
    1970-01-01
    When Lee Childs writes, “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.” I knew I was in for something spectacular. My pulse raced from page one. Two sisters go missing strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town. And their mother hires Alice Vega, a female tough as nails bounty hunter. I loved this book for th...
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for an advanced copy in exchange for this review.It is rare to read a book with so many twists and turns that are pulled off flawlessly.Two Girls Down is not your typically thriller. It had me guessing until the very end.Alice Vega is a bounty hunter with a reputation for finding missing kids. She is called to a small town in Pennsylvania where two little girls have disappeared from a strip mall. She pol...
  • Karyn Niedert
    1970-01-01
    AWESOME book with a fabulously flawed heroine. Definitely plan to purchase this as gifts for some of my book-loving friends.RELEASE DATE: January 9, 2018RATING: 5GENRE: Mystery/ThrillerAUDIENCE: Fans of Carol O’Connell, Robert Crais, and Michael Connelly should try this one out.SERIES: Standalone, but fingers crossed for a possible follow up.REVIEW: Alice Vega has been called in by the great aunt of two young girls who seemingly vanished from a...
  • Danielle Rose
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC from NetGalley to read and review. The below is my honest, unbiased opinion. Thank you, Louisa Luna, the publisher, and NetGalley, for allowing me to review.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 ...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    Well done suspense thriller with a likeable character and surprise ending. Some parts were a little unbelievable but that's the nature of fiction, I guess. A nice cross between a thriller and psychological suspense.Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy.
  • Donna
    1970-01-01
    An excellent read! I won this book from a publisher's rep in a drawing at my local indie bookstore, http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what a pleasant surprise. It's a great suspense novel, with strong writing. I was interested in the storyline throughout, and I really liked the main characters. I'm hoping the author will consider writing a series using the protagonist; I think it would be really good and I woul...
  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley for giving me this book for an honest review. Well, it starts off when two sisters disappeared from a mall their mother had brought them to. Devastated by this incident, the mother hires a private investigator, Alice Vega to find them. Vega has had a lot of success in finding missing children. The case unfolds as Vega enlists the help of former cop, Max Caplan, who has problems of his own.The search begins as we delve into the...
  • Linda Quinn
    1970-01-01
    With all the thrillers I've read over the past few years, I figured Two Girls Down was going to be just another formulaic missing/murdered kid story. This was so much better than what I expected. Luna portrays the investigators as complex, flawed but still likable and focused on finding these two girls. The twists, turns and tension kept me up reading way past my bedtime to get to the end of this book. I hope there are sequels planned!
  • Chelse
    1970-01-01
    Excellent story! I loved reading this book. The author definitely captured my attention in the very beginning and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. I had never read this author before and I’m looking forward to reading more books in the future.
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this absorbing PI thriller and see no particular flaws in the writing or plot, but just didn't find it as unique as it's being billed. The female lead could be one of Thomas Perry's (especially because of her skip trace experience) or a Claire DeWitt--I can think of more female PI characters like Alice Vega than ones that aren't like her. I liked the relationship between her and the ex-cop but it didn't feel new. Probably my favorite th...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    I have received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Two Girls Down had my interest from the first page, it captivated my interest immediately. When I finished a page I couldn't wait to see what was around the corner. It was a fast paced thriller book. I couldn't put the book down once I started it. The characters an the plot was very liked, and let me tell you I did not see the ending coming at all! I will defi...
  • Susan W
    1970-01-01
    Excellent book. Kept reading way past my bedtime and then some. Liked the characters, the setting and the plot. Never saw that coming. Highly recommend and i hope it comes out in audio, i know many audio readers who will want to read this. Thank you edelweiss, i enjoyed this very much.
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    Psychological thriller...two sisters are missing from their mother's car, Who did they see and did they leave willingly? Cap and Vega join forces to find the girls and to bring them home safely. Just when you think you've figured it out, the story takes a surprising turn. Definitely a must read!
  • Tamara
    1970-01-01
    Review to come soon.Quick thoughts:Loved the character Alice Vega. Tough, bad-ass woman.The mystery was ok. It had a bit more potential and the ending, while written to be shocking, made sense once explained, but seemed to completely come out of left field. Fast read.
  • Kristine R.
    1970-01-01
    *2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge - book you b(r)ought on a trip*ARC reading copy received -- thank you!A little unpolished but the story itself was solid enough for me to enjoy this one. Would have liked to see Vega a little more developed as a character.
  • Paige Green
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 3/5Genre: MysteryRecommended Age: 16+ (language, violence, sexual lingo)I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley. All opinons are my own.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 ...
  • Christina Sparks
    1970-01-01
    **I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**Two Girls Down is not the typical genre of book that I like to read but every so often I try to mix it up a little and go outside my comfort zone. I was happy with my choice in requesting this title because I ended up really enjoying this!Alice Vega is a bounty hunter who also acts as a private investigator to finding missing persons. She is hired by Jaime Brandt to...
  • Maria Logan-Montgomery
    1970-01-01
    This is another one of those books you just can't put down: a plot that grabs you by the front of your shirt and doesn't let go, with excellent character development, and what a way with words. Two Girls Down, by Louisa Luna, takes the reader through the emotional roller coster of searching for missing children. That emotional trauma is, of course, felt most by the children's families, but we are shown how it also affects the authorities involved...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    (Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book).Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna is one of the few books I would like to see in a movie version. This book had me hooked from the beginning and I could not stop reading until I had finished the whole story. Now I want to read more stories with Alice Vega! The theme of the story is serious and fast paced. Some of the scenes will cause you to feel anger toward chil...