Review of The Janes

January 16, 2020 Book Reviews 6

Review of The Janes

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Janes by Louisa Luna
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by Doubleday on January 21, 2020
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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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.

Also by this author: Two Girls Down

Here is what I thought

I remember enjoying Two Girls Down, so I had high hopes for this one and it didn’t let me down! Though it was slow to start once the author laid out the foundation she wammys you with a wild ride as she puts the pieces together of what happened to the two Janes and who was involved.

It’s starts off with the two Janes being brought in and one of them had Vegas name in her hand. The authorities which was the regular law, plus the DEA decide to bring in Alice Vega to see if she can help. It’s an off the books sort of offering and we all know that isn’t going to go well. She wants to bring in her partner Max Caplin and they agree.

The thing is Vega is a bit to good at her job and she is fast at it and before some of those involve know it she has already almost found out what has happened. Then her and Cap end up on the other side of the law and are being the hunted, but by who exactly?

I feel like this book is hard to explain without giving away something important that you need to find out on your own so I won’t say any more.

Vega is soon becoming one of my favorite characters. She is kind of strange and mostly a loner, she likes her space and she does her job well. She doesn’t need much to survive and can seem to get out of almost any situation and I love what she carries in her trunk. (You just have to read to find out) πŸ˜‰ She seems to really like Max Caplin though at times you kind of wonder about that. Max is pretty cool too. He has a older teen daughter who went through some things in the previous book that has her kind of rebelling a bit at the beginning. Nell and Cap are a good team though as father and daughter. Cap likes working with Vega and he has come to admire her technique among other things.

Though I did think this book was a bit slow to get going (about the first 40%) after it does get going it’s one thing after another that really keeps you wanting to read and find out exactly what happened to the Janes, who was involved and what is going to happen to those involved. I for one can’t wait to read another Alice Vega book!

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good crime mystery novel. Even though it’s could be a stand alone read there are a few connections with the first book as some things are mentioned so you might want to start with the first one. πŸ™‚

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