The Janes by Louisa Luna

January 20th, 2020 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

20th Jan
The Janes by Louisa Luna
The Janes
by Louisa Luna
Series: Alice Vega #2
Genres: Thriller
Source: Publisher
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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

Law SUSPENSE thriller refreshing

I didn’t realize when the cover and synopsis pulled me in to The Janes by Louisa Luna, that this was book two in the Alice Vega series. Gritty, dark, with moments of humor Luna delivered a suspenseful crime thriller that could easily have been pulled from today’s headlines.

What makes this series stand apart are PI Alice Vega and disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. The two make the perfect team. Smart, thoughtful, witty, and unique these two made me laugh, cringe, drop my jaw, cheer and smile like a fool.

Now the case they tackle is dark begins with the murder of two young Jane Does approx 12 years in age; sex trafficking. Cartel, crook agents and more await you in this suspenseful thriller. Through it all Alice and Cap keep their cool and investigate. Professionally they click and behind the scenes there is this slow burning, subtle sizzle. Well, I will let you discover that for yourself.

Luna’s case is tightly woven, and realistic with just enough twists and surprises to keep me guessing. The story regarding the young girls felt authentic and shed light on an all too realistic reality. While the author wasn’t graphic, she didn’t hide from the ugly truth of these heinous crimes.

While this is the second novel, it worked as a standalone and the case wrapped up with a dark, gritty ending that satisfied. I added this series to my must read list.

The Janes, was a suspenseful, thought provoking and addictive thriller with engaging characters you’ll want to solve cases with.

It delighted me to discover my library had a copy of Two Girls Down, the first Vega novel. I have a feeling Alice, Cap, and I will work a few cases together. Look for my review in February.

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18 Responses to “The Janes by Louisa Luna”

  1. Carla

    Sounds like a dark story, but well written and plotted. I have Two Girls Down to listen to from Scribd and it sounds like it is one I should get to. Great review Kimberly.

  2. Angie Elle

    I had not heard of this book before today, but I’ve seen three reviews for it! It does look so good! I’m going to have to read it.

    Great review.

  3. verushka

    Your review is the most recent that makes me sorely regret not reading this series sooner. I cannot wait to get started on this!

  4. Olivia Roach

    I just read another review of this over on Carole’s blog and she loved the same thing you did – the relationship and dynamic between Alice and Max! It sounds like that is what makes this series so brilliant 😀

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  5. kindlemom1

    I think this author is new to me but her series sounds right up my alley. I will have to check out the first book!