ARC BOOK REVIEW: The Janes (Alice Vega book #2) by Louisa Luna

Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Publisher: Double Day
Format: ebook
Pages:  360 Pages
Genre:  Mystery/Thriller
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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.


Review for Book 1 in the Alice Vega Series Two Girls Down

Max Caplan's life is settling down into a very steady rhythm.  He is working for a lawyer as a private investigator and making good money.  Now his boss wants to hire him full time with flexible hours, benefits, the whole nine yards, but he isn't sure what to do.  He can't seem to keep Alice Vega out of his thoughts and the case they had worked on together.  Then he gets a message Alice needs him.

Working under the table for the DEA and the California PD Cap and Alice are trying to track down the identity of two Jane Doe's that were brutally murdered.  What they find is possible human trafficking, rival drug cartels and shady government agencies.

Dodging bullets, kicking people's asses and trying to stay alive seems to be the name of the game when working with Alice, not to mention the strange spark Cap feels for her and maybe something could come of it - if they get out of this alive.

This is a face paced thrill ride. Alice Vega still reminds me so much of Lisbeth Salander from the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, her social skills are lacking and she doesn't show much emotion.  However saving children and girls from harm seem to be of particular interest to her.

Alice is a no nonsense kick ass female heroine.  She is smart and capable and I'm not even sure if she really needs Caplan or just likes having him there to balance her.  I love her go to mystery sidekick "the bastard" who can get information and hack just about anything.  Only in this book we learn a bit more about the mysterious "Bastard" and I'm now excited to see how Luna incorporates this knowledge into future books.

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