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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,923 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zoe Ferraris Narrator: Pete Bradbury Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 12/26/2013

    " This is an interesting 'first time' book by this author. I love seeing the way other cultures live and this book had many insights. It is set in Saudi Arabia.The story begins with the 'kidnapping' of a 16 year old girl and continues through the investigation of her death. Keep in mind that in this culture a man may not even shake the hand of a female.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 12/11/2013

    " I liked this book a lot. It deals with solving a murder of a young privileged woman in Saudi Arabia, but it also shows off the environment (temperature and cultural) of a nation I didn't know a lot about. It was really interesting -- the mystery wasn't as easily solvable as I thought -- and I enjoyed the turns and twists of the book. I had previously read Qanta Ahmed's memoir of her time working as a physician in Saudi Arabia, and a lot of what she discusses plays out in this book -- especially romance between men and women. Definitely recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Grkchkruns | 12/6/2013

    " I read City of Veils first, and I found this book to be not as dramatic or exciting in it's delivery as City of Veils. I read it because there were references in City of Veils to Nouf, and the help that Nayir provided in discovering the events leading to Nouf's death. Also thought I'd find out what happened to Othman and Katya's engagement. I think there is more cultural information regarding Muslim women and society in general in City of Veils. Still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Homerun2 | 11/23/2013

    " Very unique mystery -- appealing and unusual protagonist. Set in the Muslim world and full of the challenges and difficulties that face what we view as a restricted society. "

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