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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie Tromly Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their rollercoaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome.

When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby–annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive–has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.

When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive compulsive tendencies?

A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, a friendship story where they aren’t even sure they like each other–this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you’ve ever met.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Kathleen McInerney’s…rendering of their charged, dynamic dialogue brings out the humor and the intensity of darker moments as well as the suspense. Fingers crossed this dynamic duo returns. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “In what reads like a combination of Veronica Mars and The Breakfast Club, debut author Tromly creates a screwball mystery with powerful crossover appeal.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “With snappy prose and wry humor alongside the gritty crime, this nod to noir moves as fast as Digby talks… An engrossing and satisfying read…[that] encourages readers to dig between the lines and see truths that even Zoe and Digby, in all their sardonic observations, can’t quite spell out.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred reivew)

  • “This debut novel sparkles. Absolutely nothing slows down the pace of this outrageous romp….This is one of those rare books that promises something unique and actually delivers beyond expectation. At least one copy belongs in every young adult collection.”

    VOYA (starred review)

  • “A fast-paced story…Readers will find a sharply drawn character in the irrepressible Zoe, who’s as dubious about Digby’s methods as she is curious about whether or not she can live up to his daredevilry.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Fast-talking, suit-wearing Digby is an exasperating teenage Sherlock…Zoe’s sarcastic first-person narration is fresh and funny…An offbeat and entertaining caper.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “With acerbic banter and a healthy dose of high-school high jinks, screenwriter Tromly weaves together traditional elements of teen stories to create a Breakfast Club for a new century.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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