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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Natalie Anderson’s debut sucked us in immediately and kept us turning the pages. It’s the story of orphaned teenager Tina, who lives on an abandoned rooftop in a Kenyan city and works for a local gang as a trained thief. The story centers around Tina’s quest to bring down the rich businessman she suspects of killing her mother, a refugee from Congo whose life is shrouded in mystery. Anderson’s background working with organizations assisting refugees in Africa gives City of Saints & Thieves a powerful sense of real-world drama.
This was such a good book. I read it a long time ago at a library and I couldn’t put it down . I found it again . I’ll be reading it again too. Highly recommend don’t want to spoil it .
I fell in love with the metaphors and descriptions in this story. Her writing flows so effortlessly that sometimes you have to remind yourself to stop and appreciate the uncommon and beautiful ways she describes something so ordinary. The plot is in constant motion, never stagnant nor stale. It's a thrilling story.