Trouble Is A Friend of Mine

Trouble Is A Friend of Mine

Book - 2015
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After her parents' divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015
ISBN: 9780525428404
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 29, 2020

Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a laugh-out-loud story about Zoe Webster who is living with her mother after her parents' divorce. By starting the story telling us about an impossible predicament that Zoe is in, the reader is immediately drawn into the action, which rarely lets up. Most of the rest of the story is in flashback, explaining how she ended up in this situation. "Trouble," in the form of Phillip Digby, who recruits a reluctant Zoe into helping him track down a missing girl. The result is a mad-capped adventure into the unusual and unpredictable life of Digby and his quest. There are quite a few poignant moments also, especially when we find out Digby's real reasons for looking for the missing girl.
This story is truly special. Digby is a character reminiscent of Veronica Mars with even more unique, quirky behavior. We are never quite sure what Digby will get himself and Zoe into, but it is always entertaining. The last few chapters offer so many twists and turns, that it is hard to keep up. I really liked this book and hope that there will be a sequel.

Jul 27, 2020

This book shocked me. It was so incredibly good! I don't usually laugh at books, but this one really cracked me up. I was amazed at how the author was able to make it funny, have great characters, a good plot and mystery, and a well-written begging and ending. Definitely a favourite and I would highly recommend!

Jun 24, 2017

I really loved this book! I loved how smart and funny the characters were. So happy there's a sequel!

allywaddell Apr 18, 2017

Good book, took me a bit to get into to but when I did, I loved it!

Jan 18, 2016

While this book was a page-turner and I read it in just two days, I really couldn't stand it. First of all, the cover. While I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by this, I hated it. The photo on the cover is clearly photoshopped— all the body parts are from different pictures and the the shadows don't even match! I couldn't stand looking at the cover so I turned the book over, but there's another photograph on the back that's just as bad! I didn't like the inside of the book either. The "razor-sharp dialogue," as the front flap plot summary said, felt forced. There were mistakes in the details. The side characters felt flat and cliched. The smart people, as always, were grotesquely exaggerated and obnoxious.

Oct 17, 2015

A fun read!! The main character, Zoe (whose name I just searched up right now because I've forgotten it within two days of reading the book) could definitely be more proactive. She does nothing. The book uses stereotypical characters, but it didn't have the stereotypical love story which is really really nice. The plot and events are highly, highly, HIGHLY unrealistic, but who cares?? The writing was funny enough, Digby was interesting enough, and the dialogue was entertaining enough that I made it through without any issues. Give it a try!


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Jan 18, 2016

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Jan 12, 2016

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