Josie is a Manhattan psychotherapist living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter. Raquel is a Los Angeles rock star with a platinum album and the attendant money and fame. When Josie realizes her marriage is over, and Raquel finds herself at the center of a scandal, these old friends take off for Mexico City where sweltering heat, new acquaintances, and tequila-fueled nights rapidly spiral out of control. In this vibrant novel, award-winning author Kate Christensen has crafted a bewitching tale of lust, loyalty, and the limits of friendship.

In a word, divine. . . . A wild, vividly drawn, psychological, sexual and cross-cultural ride.

San Francisco Chronicle

This is Kate Christensen, which means crackling prose, sharp dialogue, and a sly, fanged humor calculated to make Jane Austen sit up and grin.

The Oregonian

Kate Christensen [has] established herself as a wise, wry voice on the byzantine ways that women’s ambitions and erotic lives conflict.

The Washington Post

You may experience feelings of exhilaration while reading Trouble. This is normal and is caused by the fact that Christensen is the kind of writer who’s willing to say things most people don’t dare to. And she knows exactly how to say them.


Sharp, clear, and often hilarious.

The New York Times Book Review

A stylish . . . suspenseful story of middle-aged sexual awakening and female friendship.

The New Yorker


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