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Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

Two Girls Down

Louisa Luna

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Category: Graphic Novels
Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication date: 28 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9780385542494

As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The KillingTwo Girls Down introduces Louisa Luna as a thriller 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 department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, 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.

  • The Sunday TimesMust Read
  • The Sunday TimesThriller of the Month
5 stars out of 5
21 Apr 2019

"this flawless performance is captivating"

Equally good at the Christie-twisty stuff and at giving us characters to relish (the girls’ boozy mum and Cap’s super-smart daughter are standouts), this flawless performance is captivating. Its endorsement by Lee Child, who calls Vega “sensational”, points to the possibility of Luna’s heroine becoming a female Jack Reacher, ready to coerce and beat up baddies wherever she’s needed.