CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES by Natalie C. Anderson (WoW #311)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


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.

CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES releases on January 24th, 2017 from Putnam.

Kenya? Nail-biting Thriller? THAT COVER. What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



  1. Reply

    Sheena-kay Graham

    October 5, 2016

    I loved the summary so much right after reading your post I went on Amazon and pre-ordered it for my kindle. Quickest purchase via recommendation yet. Really love the story idea and the cover is gorgeous. Also I’m so happy to not see a romance being pushed heavily here.

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    Jessica @ a GREAT read

    October 5, 2016

    Ooh interesting! Totally new to me one! Hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Carina Olsen

    October 20, 2016

    Ohh, interesting cover :D I like it. Sounds like an interesting book too :) I hope you will love it lots Hafsah. <3