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I Might Be in Trouble by Daniel Aleman (Hardcover) (PREORDER)

I Might Be in Trouble by Daniel Aleman (Hardcover) (PREORDER)

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Fiction - Thriller - Suspense - Pyschological - Humorous - Dark Humor - LGBTQ+ - Gay


A suspenseful dark comedy about a struggling writer who wakes up to find his date from the night before dead—and must then decide how far he’s willing to go to spin the event into his next big book: "Prepare to gasp out loud, cringe, cackle, and cry" (Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers).

A few years ago, David Alvarez had it all: a six-figure book deal, a loving boyfriend, and an exciting writing career. His debut novel was a resounding success, which made the publication of his second book—a total flop—all the more devastating. Now, David is single, lonely, and desperately trying to come up with the next great idea for his third manuscript, one that will redeem him in the eyes of readers, reviewers, the entire publishing world…and maybe even his ex-boyfriend.
But good ideas are hard to come by, and the mounting pressure of a near-empty bank account isn’t helping. When David connects with a sexy stranger on a dating app, he figures a wild night out in New York City may be just what he needs to find inspiration. Lucky for him, his date turns out to be handsome, confident, and wealthy, not to mention the perfect distraction from yet another evening staring at a blank screen.
After one of the best nights of his life, David wakes up hungover but giddy—only to find prince charming dead next to him in bed. Horrified, completely confused, and suddenly faced with the implausible-but-somehow-plausible idea that he may have actually killed his date, David calls the only person he can trust in a moment of crisis: his literary agent, Stacey.

Together, David and Stacey must untangle the events of the previous night, cover their tracks, and spin the entire misadventure into David’s career-defining novel—if only they can figure out what to do with the body first.


Daniel Aleman is the award-winning author of Indivisible and Brighter Than the Sun. Born and raised in Mexico City, he now lives in Toronto, where he is on a never-ending search for the best tacos in the city. His adult debut will be out in late 2024.

"Aleman's premise hooked me and oh my goodness, did he deliver! Prepare to gasp out loud, cringe, cackle, and cry alongside David as he and his unflappable agent carry a corpse around Manhattan. But, hilarious hijinks aside, at its heart, this is a book that isn't afraid to dive deep into heart wrenching isolation and the anxiety that comes with trying to figure out how to get your shit together." -- Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

"Funny, relatable, and utterly bonkers, I Might Be in Trouble is an anxiety-ridden thrill ride that I couldn't put down. David Alvarez is one of those heartbreakingly vulnerable characters that you want to shake one moment, and wrap in a blanket to keep safe from harm the next. Come for the deadly hijinks, stay for the 'if I don't laugh, I'll cry' look at what it's like to work in publishing."-- Mia P. Manansala, author of the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning Arsenic and Adobo

"I Might Be Trouble is as a much a page-turning thriller as it is a comedic, big-hearted, exploration of love, loneliness, and the way writing can save us. Daniel Aleman's meta winks at gay life in New York City are fresh and poignant, but the novel's outlandishly delicious plot kept me pinned to every page. I could not put this book down."-- John Glynn, author of Out East


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