Waiting on Wednesday #50 – City of Saints & Thieves


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.


This week I’m waiting on……………..


29995905City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Publication: January 24th 2017

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling YA 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.

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Why am I waiting?

I’ve had my eye on this book for a long time, and once the reviews started pouring in, I knew that I had to read it. I’m looking forward to getting lost in this world. I’ve not had a lot of luck when it comes to YA mystery, but I’m crossing my fingers that I love this book. Plus, it’s set in Kenya. How can I not want to read this?!! Is this book on your list? What are you waiting on this week?

14 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #50 – City of Saints & Thieves

  1. I can see why you are waiting on this one. It sounds like it has an interesting background to the main character with her being a refugee, and then the thriller aspect sounds pretty promising too!


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