City of Veils – a World Unknown

City of Veils astonished me. I read a lot of science fiction because I like to think about differing cultures. The culture in which this murder took place could not be more foreign to me than if it were on another planet. Ms. Ferraris wrote a well-plotted mystery with believable characters and a satisfying ending. While the book is loaded with details showing the burden that conservative Muslim culture places on women, it also expressed an idea I had never considered: Muslim men are burdened by the religious laws as much as women. I highly recommend this book to those of you who would like to have a window looking into the world of modern Saudi Arabia.