City of Veils (Compact Disc)

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By Zoë Ferraris, Kate Reading (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

 Zoe Ferraris’ mystery series takes you
behind the chador, but does not ridicule the way of life. Ferraris married a
Saudi Arabian man and lived for a while in Jeddah, the setting for her
series.  She uses her intimate knowledge
of the setting and culture. Finding Nouf,
first in the series,  blew me away! 
Topping this powerhouse is a tall order. 
But Ferraris succeeds with City of Veils.  A
young woman is found dead on a beach, the victim of a horrible
murder. Nayir and Katya must collaborate to discover the truth. At first
the victim is thought to be a serving girl, a throwaway person.  Katya’s sleuthing proves she is a young woman
from a good family. As more of the victim’s life is uncovered the suspects
multiply. The tension between Nayir and Katya as they search for the truth is
part of the story.  Nayir, a devout
Muslim man, is uncomfortable interacting with Katya.  There are taboos on what is permissible
between a woman and man. This story blazes, picking up speed and not letting

— Deon Stonehouse

August 2010 Indie Next List

“This is a book that overwhelms you. While it can be regarded as a mystery, it is also a commentary on the various cultures in Saudi Arabia today, and how everyone there -- male and female, conservative or not -- is adjusting to the contemporary world with all of it's contradictions. Zoe Ferraris does an incredible job of showing the lives of her characters with honesty and compassion.”
— Martin Sorensen, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9798200104833
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: August 9th, 2010
Language: English