A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

Exciting murder story set in traditional Afghanistan     

 My rating:  5 out of 5     


Zeba’s husband is found murdered, with Zeba sitting beside him covered in his blood.  Why will Zeba say nothing about what happened?

A House Without WindowsA tales of suspense set in Afghanistan.   Yusuf, brought up in the US, wants to defend Zeba, but with her continued silence over her husband’s death, struggles to build a defence.  Meanwhile family  lifestyles are explored, and the circumstances leading to the murder gradually become clear. 

As Zeba sits in prison, awaiting her trial, so other women’s tales are heard, giving a fascinating insight into  women’s lives in a traditional culture in Afghanistan.   

5*s for this fascinating, and gripping story.    Captivating stories of lives so different to what I have known, alongside a fast moving and exciting story.  This is the second book I have read by this author, the first being The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, and I loved that too.  Highly recommended read.  

See also:

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

2 replies »

  1. Nice review. I loved this book, too. Hashimi is such a powerful writer. My favorite of hers is actually When the Moon is Low. I highly recommend it.

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