A distraught mother hires bounty hunter Alice Vega to find her missing daughters. After being pushed aside by an underfunded police department, Alice persistently seeks help from Max Caplan, an ex-cop trying to escape his past. Working with few leads and little information, Alice and Max work together to uncover the truth—and find the girls before it’s too late.
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<em>The Janes</em> hooked me from the opening words: meet our girl. I loved the narrative voice, the setup, even though I had no clue who this girl was. And as it turns out, I didn't find out until the book’s closing pages, which had me frantically flipping back to page 1 to read the opening again. (I love it when a book does that.) Our girl is watching tv, and she sees a news story, sees a boy crying, speaking the name of a detective. On page 4 we meet this Alice Vega. She takes a job, but to do it, she calls in her old friend Max Caplan. The two make a great team, they have great rapport, their dialogue is so fun to read. It’s a hard book, because the subject matter is hard, but Luna handles her characters with sensitivity. I knew going in that it was the second book in a series, but I was assured that it could stand alone just fine on its own.More info →