401pp., paperback, London, 2017
thriller set in Kenya, about a young refugee from the Congo whose mother is found shot dead in the lavish home of one of the city's most respected business leaders, where she worked as a maid. She survives on the streets working as a master thief for a local gang while longing to uncover the truth about who killed her mother.
"A twisty-turny-chock-full-of-secrets, so exciting-you-have-to-force-yourself-to-take-breaks-and-breathe kind of novel." New York Times Book Review
Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has worked with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014–2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she wrote City of Saints & Thieves, her debut novel.