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Charlotte, St Helen and St Katharine

Saint Death

This book is one of the best I have ever read. It has so many cliffhangers and twists, resulting in me never putting it down. The story takes place on the Mexican-US border, in Anapra where food, water and money are scarce. Powerful gangs hunt in Anapra, always on the look out, waiting for their next victim. The reason people are still living is Saint Death. She is a folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian. She is the hope of Anapra.

Arturo has never placed much faith in Santa Muerte. Look where he is now. She hasn’t helped him. He can only help himself. So when his old friend turns up at his shack, asking for big money, one thousand American dollars by tomorrow, Arturo doesn’t know what to do. He doesn’t have that sort of money, and Faustino has changed. He has a car, nice clothes, new money. Why should he help him after Faustino neglected him. It’s been years! He shouldn’t need help. Then Eva steps out of Faustino’s car, a baby in her arms. He says ‘I used the money for Eva and the baby to get over the border. They leave tonight.’ Arturo knows that Faustino has played an unbeatable card. Then he points to the calavera cards. ‘I know a place where they play for dollars. Big dollars. I’ve won there before and you are better than me. Save me, Arturo.’

Posted on: 19th April 2018 at 09:18 am

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