City of Saints & Thieves
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn’t exist. After fleeing Congo years ago, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life, to find a new home. They settled in Sangui City, where her mother found work as a maid for the prominent Greyhill family. The head of the household, Roland Greyhill, is one of the city’s most respected and successful business leaders, though his ill-gotten wealth comes from a lifetime of corruption and crime. So when Tina’s mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill’s personal study, Tina knows exactly who’s behind her mother’s murder.
Four years later, Tina’s become an expert thief. Her training with the Goondas, the local criminal element, taught her how to blend in, how to disappear without a trace—as if she were never there. Alone on the city streets, she steals to get by, quietly looking after her little sister Kiki, all the while nursing her desire for revenge. Tina finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for when a break-in with the Goondas brings her back to the Greyhill estate. But this isn’t like any other job—opening up old wounds sets in motion an unstoppable cascade of events that shows Tina just how dangerous the past can be.