About the Author
Zoë Ferraris moved to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first Gulf War to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins. She has an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of two previous novels, Finding Nouf and City of Veils. She lives in San Francisco.
"A gripping, many times disturbing, story of murder and the search for justice in an ancient society at odds with a woman's fight for independence."
, Author of The Heretic's Daughter
"Zoë Ferraris delivers the Muslim The Da Vinci Code
. It kept me up at night. I loved it!"—Ranya Idliby
, Co-author of The Faith Club
"An intense and thoughtful thriller."
, Author of The Girl from Junchow
"Superb....Ferraris is one of the most important new voices in crime fiction."
, Author of So Cold the River
"A fascinating, insightful, and remarkably balanced look inside a society unfamiliar to most readers."
, Author of The Winter Thief
"Exhilarating. Ferraris masterfully captures the nuances of the Saudi culture and its women, while brilliantly exposing the conflict between tradition and desire."
, Author of Rooftops of Tehran
"A marvelous book. Ferraris demonstrates the instinctive authority of both an elegant stylist and a born storyteller."
, Author of Do They Know I'm Running?
"Taut and intelligent, set against a troubling backdrop of brutality, oppression and searing desert heat."
, Author of The Messenger of Athens