Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

Thank you to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

When I heard about this book, I thought it would be just another thriller. I was so wrong! This thriller had me hooked and it was by far a favorite of mine, and a great way to close off the year! I can’t wait for you all to get a chance to read it in January! But for now, here is my review:

When 2 young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in Pennsylvania, a bounty hunter by the name Alice Vega is hired to find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied. With little to go on, Vega and Cap will go to extraordinary lengths to untangle a dangerous web of lies, false leads, and complex relationships to find the girls before time runs out, and they are gone forever.

This novel was definitely a success for me and I think this was mostly due to the character of Vega. She was such an interesting and unique character and she got me interested in the story. Vega is a woman who doesn’t express too many emotions, who is all about the case, and who does things in a badass way. I loved her dark and badass personality – it reminded me a lot of Lisbeth Salander from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. I really liked the way she interacted with Cap, who was another terrific character. The one thing this novel had going for it were the characters. All of them were just so unique and intriguing and I could never tell who was guilty and who wasn’t. I also really liked the plot: it was engaging and full of twists and turns. I think there were some points that were a bit more complicated than they needed to be, and that made me lose my focus for a bit, but the author was able to draw me back in quickly enough. Overall, this was a great thriller that I couldn’t put down. It had great characters, and a very interesting plot. I can’t wait to read more by this author and I would recommend this novel for anyone who is a fan of thrillers! 4.5/5 stars from me!

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