I Might Be in Trouble

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By Daniel Aleman

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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.

Genre:

  • "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
  • "Exciting. Humorous. Heartbreaking. Unputdownable!"

    Helene Tursten, bestselling author of An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
  • "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
  • “If possible, get a friend to help you turn the pages of this book, because you’ll be gripping it with white knuckles. I devoured this wickedly funny, pulse-quickening, enthralling dark comedy. Aleman has a master storyteller’s hand.”

    Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentry’s Third Act
  • “I gulped this book down in a single sitting. I Might Be In Trouble has everything I’m looking for in fiction: crackling dialogue, hilarious antics, and dead bodies at the Plaza. In the midst of it all, Daniel Aleman weaves together a compelling and wise story about what happens when our dreams elude us, and the power of art to help us find ourselves again.”

    Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding and Let's Not Do That Again
  • "A genre-busting rollercoaster ride . . . Darkly comic and painfully relatable, the novel also offers thoughtful reflections on the emotional cost of sudden success, and the anxiety of losing sight of who you once were outside of your accomplishments."

    Caitlin Barasch, author of A Novel Obsession
  • “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
  • PRAISE FOR INDIVISIBLE:

    "Indivisible is a deeply moving tribute to those caught between two worlds in the immigration crisis in America—a potent reminder that no human being is illegal, and that hundreds of thousands of children in this situation are forced to grow up too quickly. Although this is fiction, it’s far too real."

    Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways
  • "Indivisible is a powerful story about family, friendship, and home. In a world divided by so many labels, this story is a reminder that there are no boundaries for love."

    Yamile Saied Méndez, author of Pura Belpré Inaugural YA Award winner Furia
  • “As heart-wrenching a tale as it is, Indivisible is also a heartening tribute to the power and endurance of familial love."

    Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost and North of Happy
  • "Indivisible is a heartbreakingly poignant and timely coming-of-age story of the human cost of a morally bankrupt immigration policy. This book is an unforgettable chronicle of the fiercest, indomitable love and devotion."

    Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King
  • "Both a gripping, harrowing story about an American tragedy and a moving portrait of the bonds of family and unexpected community, Indivisible somehow never loses its humor, its humanity or its hope."

    Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Stonewall Honor Book Picture Us In the Light
  • "Daniel Aleman is a fearless writer who never shies away from the complexity of his premise."

    Adam Sass, author of Surrender Your Sons
  • “Daniel Aleman skillfully paints a story of how injustice rips us apart, friendships and family gathers our broken pieces, and hope slowly stitches us back together. Indivisible belongs on every shelf.”

    Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions
  • "Indivisible is an intimate and emotional portrait of a family trying to survive under the threat of deportation, with a deeply sensitive and resilient narrator at its center. It’s a powerful story of finding strength: strength to hold a family together as their worst fear becomes reality, and strength to learn who you are, what you want and the person you hope to become. At times heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting, this book is a poignant story we need."

    Julia Drake, author of The Last True Poets of the Sea
  • "Stellar, clear and emotional, realistic and suspenseful. The story is complex and heart-wrenching, yet full of hope and familial love.”

    Booklist, starred review
  • “[This] thoroughly openhearted debut … will leave an indelible mark on the hearts of readers.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

On Sale
Dec 3, 2024
Page Count
336 pages
ISBN-13
9781538766347

Daniel Aleman

About the Author

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.

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