Friday 28 August 2015

Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

After her parents get divorced, high school junior Zoe Webster moves with her mother from Brooklyn to upstate New York, determined to get back to the city and transfer to the elite private school her father insists on. But then she meets Philip Digby--the odd and brilliant and somehow attractive?--Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all centered on his search for the kidnapper of a local teenage girl who may know something about the tragic disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago. Before she knows it, Zoe has vandalized an office complex with fake snow, pretended to buy drugs alongside a handsome football star dressed like the Hulk, had a serious throw down with a possible religious cult, challenged her controlling father, and, oh yeah, saved her new hometown.

Digby is a boy all of his own species; smart, quick thinking, impulsive, tiny bit insane. And new girl on the block Zoe gets caught up in his world when she moves to the neighborhood and Digby comes a-ringing. She can't help but be swept up with Digby's madness, it was addictive and strangely fun, if major trouble and with the threat of being arrested and/or killed. 

Digby is on the hunt for missing girl, with the possibility that her case will intersect with his little sister's disappearance several years ago. As with all good mysteries, things are uncovered along the way that you wouldn't expect, like the local doctor filming his unknowing patients or the friendly neighborhood cult selling drugs. Things get complicated but Digby, quick-thinking as ever, is always there to get them out of trouble. Most of the time. 

It was very quick and full of one liners and clever comebacks, however this book probably isn't for everyone. And although it did give me a slight headache trying to keep up, it made me laugh out loud and hold my breath. It was just so very funny and bizarre and I couldn't put it down. Just go into it with an open and sharp mind and you'll love it like I did.

Published 6th August 2015 by Hot Key Books. Thank you to the publisher for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

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