This mystery, set in Kenya and the Congo, packs an emotional and disturbing punch.
Recommended grade level: mature 8th graders and up
Pages: 401 (for ISBN 9780399547584)
Genre(s) and keywords: mystery, thriller, realistic, diverse, international, Africa (Kenya and the Congo)
Topics: murder, investigations, refugees
Themes: family, trust, revenge, traumatic family history
Summary: 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. Continue reading