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City of Veils: A Novel Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zoë Ferraris Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nayir Sharqi and Katya Hijazi Series Release Date:
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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. Was it Leila’s connection to an incendiary Koranic scholar or a missing American man that got her killed?

City of Veils combines a suspenseful and tightly woven mystery with an intimate and nuanced portrait of women’s lives in the Middle East.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Sheena | 2/5/2014

    " CSI set in Saudi Arabia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sas | 1/30/2014

    " This was a wonderful sequel to "Finding Nouf". It was great to see what transpired in the interim between Nayir and Katya, while engrossing the reader in another good murder mystery, in a restrictive culture where the truth is not always easily discerned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Michele | 1/24/2014

    " I was drawn to Katya and Nayir in Finding Nouf and it's great to have these characters back In City of Veils. This book is entertaining and exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Kathy | 1/22/2014

    " I started off skeptical, but was really surprised and pleased to find myself really getting into the novel - not able to put it down or wanting to get back to it as soon as possible. The storyline was so intriguing and things that I learned about Saudi culture was definitely mind opening. Unfortunately, the storyline's crescendo led to an anti-climatic ending that left me quite disappointed. "

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About the Author

Zoë Ferraris has an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of the novel Finding Nouf, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction. She lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.