Two Girls Down

by Louisa Luna

Quick take

When two girls go missing without a trace, it's up to Detective Vega to do the impossible and bring them home.

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Why I love it

Louisa Luna amps up the fear with the first line of her lightning-charged new thriller, Two Girls Down. The hackles on my back went up as I read, 'œJamie Brandt wasn’t a bad mother.' Oh no—not a bad mother and what happened? Being a good mother is all about second chances but with one wrong move, the possibility of a second chance can be destroyed forever. During the five minutes it takes...


As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The Killing, Two Girls Down is a bold new thriller from a 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 depar...

Member thoughts

51% Love
43% Like
5% Dislike
  • katie l.

    Gray, LA

    "Only halfway through this book and it is wonderfully written. Can’t wait to see what unfolds "

  • Courtney M.

    Wauwatosa, WI

    "Fast read! The story pulled me through easily making me want to keep reading to see where it would take me. Left me on the edge till the last few pages. "

  • Rachel Y.

    San Francisco, CA

    "I loved the characters in this book. Vega is a hard ass with a soft spot and Cap is a teddy bear with a fierce side. Fast-paced, engaging, well-written. "

  • Susan B.

    Georgetown, ME

    "Good story. I love the nuances between Vega and Cap...makes me think I'll read Luna's other books."

  • Cammy T.

    Lebanon, TN

    "Tight descriptive writing ~ great character development. Hoping to see this become a series "

  • Brittany B.

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    "I really enjoyed the thought process that went into finding/narrowing down the kidnapper. However, I sorta had a hunch who it was the whole time which was disappointing."

  • Katherine T.

    Minneapolis, MN

    "I was hooked throughout the whole book! "

  • Stephanie B.

    Bexley, OH

    "Cap and Vega are the new Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Loved them as a team. "

  • Rosemary G.

    Downingtown, PA

    "Two great characters, strong plot that kept me guessing with layers of interesting sub plots made for an A plus read. Hope Luna writes more of the same!"

  • Troy B.

    Hagerstown, MD

    "This book was PERFECT. I hope to see more from Cap and Vega...and, of course, Nell. "

  • Alison W.

    Pittsburg, KS

    "Great detective mystery!"