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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

It took me a while to get through this one.  I was kind of in a reading funk, I guess.  With that being said, I did enjoy this book.  It was a really intriguing story that I liked, but for whatever reason didn't make the time for. 

It is the story of a young girl, who years after her mother's murder, is still trying to make sense of it.  She has believed for a long time that Mr. Greyhill, her mother's employer, was the man responsible for her death, and she has spent her life since then preparing for her revenge.  But when her plan is put in to action, this master thief is caught but Mr. Greyhill's son, Michael, a boy who Tina grew up with.  She begins to question all that she ever believed, and with Michael's help, along with Boyboy, another close friend, they begin to discover the true story of her mother's past and in turn, her true history as well. 

From Amazon:

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.