Katya Hijazi
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  • 1
    Finding Nouf | Zoe Ferraris

    Finding Nouf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (104)

    Nayir al-Sharqi, known by his friends for religious piety and his Bedouin-like knowledge of the desert, lends his assistance to a wealthy family when their soon to-be-married daughter Nouf goes missing. After a short search, the girl is found dead, apparently drowned in the desert during a freak deluge. Something about her death doesn't sit well with Nayir, however, and he makes an uncomfortable alliance with a female coroner's technician to determine what really happened.

    transported

    I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. While there is a whodunit at the center of the storyline, I was captivated by the many details of daily life in Sa..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2008 by Gail Kelleher ()
  • 2
    City of Veils: A Novel | Zoe Ferraris

    City of Veils: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    When the body of a brutally beaten woman is found on the beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Detective Osama Ibrahim dreads investigating another unsolvable murder - chillingly common in a city where the veils of conservative Islam keep women as anonymous in life as the victim is in death. But Katya, one of the few females in the coroner's office, is determined to identify the woman and find her killer. Aided by her friend Nayir, she soon discovers that the victim was a young, controversial filmmaker named Leila.

    Fascinating glimpse into another culture

    I really enjoyed Ferraris' earlier book, Finding Nouf, and was intrigued by her characters and her depiction of the Arab world, specifically, the Saud..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2010 by Kathleen Rogers (Massachusetts)
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