Private investigator Alice Vega is back in the electrifying sequel to Louisa Luna's acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down.
Louisa Luna is the author of Two Girls Down (featuring Vega and Cap) as well as Brave New Girl and Crooked. She was born and raised in San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
'[A] turbulent, razor-sharp book...this is a beautifully taut
firecracker of a read.' * Readings on Two Girls Down *
'This tautly written thriller balances suspense with strong characterisations and insightful reflections on motherhood. The story unfolds quickly, and it will hold your attention until the end.' * Canberra Times on Two Girls Down *
'The Janes has everything-a plot ripped from the headlines and darkly twisted, explosive action, original characters, a dash of humor, and memorable settings. The story grabs the reader like a steel band of cold tension tightening with each new development. Investigators Alice Vega and Max Caplan deserve a long career with many more cases ahead.' * Anne Hillerman, author of the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito mysteries *
'The Janes is a timely, gripping thriller with an ending that will leave you utterly satisfied but wanting more of Alice Vega. Get to know her now, because she and her partner, Max Caplan, will be around for the long haul.' * Alafair Burke, bestselling author of The Better Sister *
'Packed with thrills and heartache, The Janes kept me up way past my bedtime to see what rule-bending, jaw-breaking, no-fools-suffering P.I. Alice Vega would do next in her relentless pursuit of justice for the victims of a border sex trafficking ring. An absolutely rip-roaring read from a fantastic talent.' * Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone *
'Luna's gripping sequel to 2018's Two Girls Down...a plot as dark and twisted as one of the tunnels used for smuggling between Mexico and the U.S...This dynamic duo has a long run.' * Publishers Weekly *
'An intricately plotted, adrenaline-fueled conspiracy thriller. . .Luna's latest entertains while subverting gender stereotypes and confronting the politics of immigration.' * Kirkus Reviews *
'Fiery, clever and compulsively readable. This is a story that holds a knife to your throat and doesn't flinch.' * Readings *
'The Janes is a page-turning thriller, the prose is tight, the characters taut and Luna has more than set up a crime busting pair who have a bright future in the business.' * Brisbane News *
'A gritty, pacy novel with a relentless and engaging central character and a strong social consciousness at its core.' * Canberra Weekly *
'An utterly compelling protagonist, PI Alice Vega investigates the murder of two Latina Jane Does and, after absorbing beatings and a stabbing, emerges triumphant in a stirring Shakespearean ending, standing strong on a stage littered with subdued villains.' * Booklist *