City of Saints & Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves

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Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017
ISBN: 9780399547584
Branch Call Number: FICTION And
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: City of saints and thieves


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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Tina and her mother fled the Congo as refugees, trading their war-torn village for the vibrant metropolis of Sangui City. Life was supposed to get better. Their new home, the City of Saints and Thieves, was supposed to be safe. (more)

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After fleeing the Congo, Tina and her mother arrive in Sangui City, Kenya, looking to rebuild their lives. Her mother accepts a job at the prominent Greyhill mansion, the home of one of Sangui City's most respected business leaders. But, the Grayhill estate is filled with corruption and crime. Wh... Read More »

A fictionalized account of teens caught up in the brutality of life in the Congo, this will open your eyes and break your heart. - Christine C.

Tina and her mother thought they had found refuge from war at businessman Roland Greyhill's estate. But her mother's violent death sends Tina running to the streets, where she learns to be a master thief as part of a gang. Four years later, she's back at the Greyhill estate on a job. Fighting mem... Read More »

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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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