City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves

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"In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who does not exist. Tina and her mother first arrived in Kenya as refugees from Congo desperately searching for a better life. Trading the peril of their besieged village for the busy metropolis of Sangui, they can barely believe their luck when Tina's mother finds work as a maid for the Greyhills, one of the city's most illustrious families. But there's a dark secret lurking behind the family's immense fortune, and when Tina discovers her mother shot dead in Mr. Greyhill's private study, she knows he pulled the trigger. With revenge on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving the streets on her own, training as a master thief with the Goondas, Sangui City's local gang. It's a job with the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her a long-awaited chance for vengeance. But once Tina returns to the lavish home, she's overcome by memories of her painful past, and the girl who does not exist is caught red-handed, setting into motion a breathless and dangerous cascade of events that will expose not only the truth behind who killed Tina's mother, but even more harrowing secrets from Tina's past that will change everything."--
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399547584
0399547584
Branch Call Number: ANDERSON N
Anderson, N
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 22 cm

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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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