City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.

In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city's most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who's behind it.

With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City's local gang. It's a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she's been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she's overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother--and why--keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399547584
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Ander
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: City of saints and thieves

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AL_PRINAL Apr 01, 2017

Amazing book. The book was full of suspense, intriguing characters. The author brings the reader into a new environment and makes it feel so tangible in such an unbelievable story. It mixes races, politics, and ordinary relatable characters together in a beautifully written piece. It was hard to put down!

AL_CATHERINE Mar 01, 2017

This is probably my favorite read of 2017 so far! An amazing thriller set in Kenya that doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of war-torn African nations. Think Ocean's Eleven meets Blood Diamond meets Girl with a Dragon Tattoo!

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