Trouble Never Sleeps
Trouble Never Sleeps
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Annotation: 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.
Genre: [Mystery fiction]
Catalog Number: #153946
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 299 pages
Availability: Indefinitely Out of Stock
ISBN: 0-525-42842-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-525-42842-8
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017035203
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
In this sequel to Trouble Makes a Comeback (2016), River Heights High has been rocked by a drug bust, Sally's ultimate fate is still unknown, and three friends struggle to help Zoe and Digby pull off their biggest heist yet, involving government data, potential treason, and a mad scientist. This third outing finds Tromly at the top of her game, seamlessly weaving in high-school scandal, government espionage, a hilarious mix of high- and low-culture references, and social-media sabotage in a turbocharged plot that careens along the edge of sanity. Although fan-favorites Zoe and Digby are now trying to define a budding relationship, Zoe's unexpected acceptance to an NYC prep school threatens to tear them apart for good. However, Digby's hidden secrets could also be a deal breaker for Zoe. Although things seem to be wrapped neatly with a bow by the end, Tromly can't resist dangling one more juicy scandal before readers. If this is the last tango with Digby, at least we get to go out on a high note.
Horn Book
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.
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Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 7-12

"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
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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

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