Trouble the Saints

Trouble the Saints

The dangerous magic of The Night Circus meets the powerful historical exploration of The Underground Railroad in this timely and unsettling novel, set against the darkly glamorous backdrop of New York City at the dawn of WWII.

Amidst the whir of city life, a girl from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she’s hired to use her knives to strike fear amongst its most dangerous denizens.

But the ghosts from her past are always by her side—and history has appeared on her doorstep to threaten the people she loves most.

Can one woman ever sacrifice enough to save an entire community?

Trouble the Saints is a dazzling, daring novel—a magical love story, a compelling chronicle of interracial tension, and an altogether brilliant and deeply American saga.

Title:Trouble the Saints
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250175335
Format Type:

    Trouble the Saints Reviews

  • jenny?

    When we return to the wheel of life, you and I, we will find one another again and again... until the colonized and the enslaved and the abused will rise up with the holy strength of the gods behin...

  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    Assassin falls in love???? Don't need to hear any more thankssssAlso this is by the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, which is amazing!...

  •  *:??? Isabelle

    3.5 starsEdit (7/21/20): Happy publishing day! Welcome to assassins and morally grey characters galore! Trouble the Saints is a story set in New York just as WWII begins to dawn on America. Phyllis,...

  • Terry

    **NOW AVAILABLE**Set at the dawn of World War II, in New York City, Phyllis (Pea) is a mob boss's 'angel'. She had a dream come down and has the 'hands.' Basically, she's a hit woman whose weapon of c...

  • Elizabeth

    Oh how bad I wanted to love this book! I just couldn't connect with it. I was looking forward to reading about Phyllis, this bad-ass character who is a black assassin in Harlem that specializes in thr...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    “The dangerous magic of The Night Circus meets the powerful historical exploration of The Underground Railroad in Alaya Dawn Johnson's timely and unsettling novel, set against the darkly glamorous b...

  • Karen

    This sounded so promising: A book described as The Night Circus meets the Underground Railroad, set in New York on the eve of WW2. A girl from Harlem who works as an assassin, haunted by her past. If ...

  • Ms. Woc Reader

    Assassins? Old Harlem? Noir feel? Sounds like the ingredients to a great story. Instead what I got was a dense and endless tale. I knew this book wasn't for me when I was only 15% in after having read...

  • Jules ?

    assassin from harlem who is drawn into the underworld of New York in the late 30s and will have to fight. magical realism meets historical fiction meets fantasy, again, what else do you need?01/04 UPD...

  • Sana

    An assassin fighting her fate in an alternate history novel, I WANT...