Sunday, May 16, 2010

finding nouf by zoe ferraris

Nayir, a devout Palestinian living in Saudi Arabia, has been hired by a wealthy Saudi family to find their sixteen year-old daughter, Nouf, who has gone missing. The body is found quickly but the mystery isn't solved so easily. As the story unfolds Nayir finds himself caught in between friends, family, and faith. Nayir is a likable and unique detective and Ferraris fills the story with details on Saudi Arabian culture that only an insider could know. A fascinating glimpse into a world largely kept under wraps (no pun intended). Alex Award Winner 2009. Click here for Ms. Ferraris' website and here for a book trailer.