The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel
<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.
“Lead character Alice Vega is sensational–I want to see lots more of her.”–Lee Child
The electric follow-up to Louisa Luna’s acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down, featuring private investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan.
On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, and no family looking for them. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, the police and FBI reach out to Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, for help in finding out who the Janes were–and finding the others who are missing.
Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes before it is too late.
Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable in crime fiction.