Trouble Makes a Comeback
By Stephanie Tromly
Finally, the wait is over! “Trouble Makes a Comeback” is the next installment of the adventures of Zoe and Digby, which began with the firs book, “Trouble is a Friend of Mine”.
Just like the first book, this one has all of the snarky dialogue and adventure as the first, with the added drama of teenage romance. And just like the first book, I found the second book charming, fun, and an enjoyable quick read.
In this installment of the story – and yes, there will be a third – we finally start to get some answers surrounding the mystery of what happened to Digby’s little sister. But we don’t get all of the answers, which is fine by me, because getting there is half the fun!
We pick up the story with Zoe leading a fairly normal life now that Digby is gone. She’s dating the high school jock, and getting ready for the ever looming, but all important college entrance exams. Life is pretty near normal – and then the other shoe drops. Digby is back in town.
There are drug dealers and a “borrowed” police car; mean girls/not so mean girls; a cryptic message that Digby is certain was left by his sister Sally; and Digby’s mother herself. Is she really just a mother grieving for the disappearance of her daughter; or does she know more than she’s letting on?
As all of this comes crashing down on Zoe and Digby, Zoe needs to make a decision. What was that kiss all about right before Digby disappeared? Should she follow her heart, or stick with the new boyfriend? Her mind is a whirlwind of choices and decisions as they get closer and closer to the truth.
I really enjoyed this sequel, but I read it a while ago so I’m not going to trust my memory to go into more detail. What I do know is that I’m excited for the next book, and can’t wait to see how this all plays out.