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Trouble never sleeps / Stephanie Tromly.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2018]
Physical Description:
299 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Sequel to: Trouble makes a comeback.
When Zoe gets an invitation to attend the Prentiss School in New York City, she wonders what will happen to her relationship with Digby after his sister's disappearance is solved.


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Happily Ever After gets a serious makeover in this swoony, non-stop, thrill-ride of a conclusion to the Trouble Is a Friend of Mine trilogy

Digby and Zoe have been skirting around each other for so long that you might think they'd lose their magic if they ever actually hooked up. But never fear--there's all the acerbic wit, steamy chemistry, and sarcastic banter you could possibly hope for.

Now that Digby's back in town with a new lead, he's plunged Zoe (and their Scooby Gang of wealthy frenemy Sloane, nerd-tastic genius Felix, and aw-shucks-handsome Henry) into the deep end on the hunt for his kidnapped sister. Sure, it could require breaking into a government research facility (not to mention a little light treason), and yes, Zoe could be jeopardizing her Ivy League future. But dating Digby was never going to be short on danger, and it's worth it if it helps him get the closure he so desperately needs. The schemes might be over-the-top but this Breakfast Club cast is irresistibly real as they cope with regular high school stuff from social media shaming to dating your best friend, all with a twist no one will see coming.

"I'm in awe of Tromly because of what she has pulled off. . . this book sings."--Jesse Andrews, author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Haters on Trouble Is a Friend of Mine

Author Notes

Stephanie Tromly was born in Manila and grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Her first book, Trouble Is a Friend of Mine, was published in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Horn Book Review

This finale to the trilogy that began with Trouble Is a Friend of Mine finds Digby and Zoe continuing to navigate their romantic attraction while also tracking down Digby's kidnapped sister. Fast-paced, zany mystery and adventure combine with a stellar ensemble cast and lots of sarcastic humor in this satisfying conclusion to a series that tackles topical issues but doesn't take itself too seriously. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



"So this is what closure feels like," Digby says. We're standing on the grassy patch where his little sister, Sally, was buried nine years ago. "Closure sucks," Digby says. "Now what?" He isn't asking for suggestions. He is telling me something I already know. The search for the truth about what happened to his sister after her kidnapping had been the basis of so many of our arguments, so much of the hurt we'd dealt other people, all the times we'd broken the law, all the times we'd broken our bodies. I'd gone along because . . . Digby . He needed to find Sally. But now, for the first time in a long time, Digby doesn't have an angle to play. He doesn't have his next move planned. "What did I expect, right? It's like they say. The truth is almost always disappointing." Digby turns to me. "But . . . now what? Other than me, talking in clichés." I watch him wrestle with his paralysis and I think about how different my priorities have become since I met Digby eight months ago. I'd first arrived in River Heights wanting nothing more than to make some friends and have some normal high school fun. And I did that. I made friends. I even had a boyfriend. But I blew all that up because . . . Digby . And now, with a trail of bad blood and narrowly avoided felony charges behind me, I perversely find myself dreading the end of the crazy. Because it really does look like it is game over. Sally Digby is dead. I know it's selfish to wonder, but what does this mean for Digby and me? As a wise woman once said, relationships that start under intense circumstances never last. "This isn't the time to think about what's next," I say, putting the shovel back in his hand. "Now we keep digging." We are about to get going again when a pair of flashlight beams comes out of the main house's back door and bobs toward us. "Do we run?" I say. The anguish on Digby's face makes me wonder if he can survive a late-in-the-game plot twist. But, as usual, I'm starting at the end. So here it is. One last time, from the top. Meaning, we have to go back to the night of Kyle Mesmer's lake house party. Excerpted from Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.