Saint X

Saint X

Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men – employees at the resort - are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. The story turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only the return home to broken lives.

Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth - not only to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister? At seven, Claire had been barely old enough to know her: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation.

As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will reveal the truth, an unlikely attachment develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by the same tragedy.

Title:Saint X
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250219596
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    Saint X Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! It was impressive! It was unique! It was different! Well, I have never been a great fan of anything slow burn but this brilliant author achieved amazing job and attracted my attention with the de...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "That night, Claire is awakened by the sound of a key rattling in the lock. As she surfaces from dreams, she watches the door to the hotel room open. Her sister tiptoes across the room and slides into...

  • Miranda Reads

    2.5 stars Did you ever wish something terrible would happen to you so the world could see how strong you are? Alison was always the star of the family - beautiful, brilliant and absolutely perfect -...

  • Meredith

    Thought-ProvokingSaint X is a fascinating character study that explores familial relationships, the boundaries of friendship, racial divide, and class privilege through the death of an 18-year-old gir...

  • Paromjit

    If you are looking for a fast paced crime or thriller read, then I would advise you to steer clear of Alexis Schaitkin's remarkable slow and considered character driven debut, a tantalising, acutely o...

  • Felicia

    Before I begin my review I would first like to ask everyone to stand for a slow clap in reverence for Celadon Books. 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏The new voices they are presenting to the li...

  • Michelle

    This book = BOOK CLUB GOLD!!!There is so much to chew on and discuss here that book clubs across the globe will be talking about this book come February! Claire is only 7 years old while vacationing w...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Celadon Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewHello, my name is Tucker and I read a book. I did not like that book but unfortunately, I do not have enough thoughts...

  • Katie B

    4.5 starsOoh, this was a good one! The book is being compared to Emma Cline’s The Girls, and Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, and since I haven't read either of those books, I have no idea if that...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*This book reminded me so much of the Natalie Holloway tragedy that I couldn't move beyond it to truly embrace the story-line.Alison is a young, beautiful teenage girl on vacation with her parents ...