Katya Hijazi

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 334 ratings

Finding Nouf Publisher's Summary

Zoe Ferraris' debut novel is hailed as a startling, richly textured work. With Finding Nouf, Ferraris delivers an electrifying page-turner that is at once a murder mystery and an intriguing glimpse into the culture of Saudi Arabia.

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.

The riveting mystery in Finding Nouf is complemented by the novel's engaging protagonist, whose romantic awakening will linger long in readers' thoughts.

©2008 Zoe Ferraris (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Finding Nouf

    • By: Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • transported

    • By Gail Kelleher on 12-30-08

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • City of Veils

    • A Novel
    • By: Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating glimpse into another culture

    • By Kathleen Rogers on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

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