The Fall of Saints

“The Fall of Saints” by Wanjiku wa Ngugi (Kenya)


From a first novel to a first attempt at a new genre by a well-known writer, this year’s Summer Reading selection of crime fiction covered a wide range of writing styles.

“The Fall of Saints” is a first novel set in New York and Kenya that deals with a number of serious topics. With its incredible pace, readers said it was a page-turner that they read in a couple of days. However, they found the writing style inconsistent and the plot far-fetched at times, and they felt the characters lacked depth. Overall, they said it didn’t live up to expectations.


Mugure and Zack seem to have the picture-perfect family: a young, healthy son, a beautiful home in Riverdale, New York, and a bright future. But one night, as Mugure is rummaging through an old drawer, she comes across a piece of paper with a note scrawled on it… Read more

Nicola’s Summer Reading list 2015

“Parade” by Shuichi Yoshida (Japan) *
“Buried” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark)
“The Fall of Saints” by Wanjiku wa Ngugi (Kenya)
“Ripper” by Isabel Allende (Chile) 

* Best Summer Read

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