Finding Nour is an abduction-mystery novel starring Kia Hills, the protogonist and the head of Kallo City PD Homicide in my first novel The Silent Sound.
Kia Hills takes a break from her work and life after she breaks up with her partner and embarks on a vacation. When she reaches Oudefort, a beautiful European town sorrounded by hills and valleys to spend some of her vacation time, she finds herself chasing after a missing 16 year-old girl Nour Al-Mahdi. But she is not alone. Her once-upon-a-time lover Tress Hunter is also in Oudefort on work and they both find themselves untangling the web of their internal emotions and the external mystery behind the missing of Nour.
Nour lives with her elder brother Adar Al-Mahdi and their mother near the mall in Oudefort. They moved in from Egypt but were never treated as one of their own by the Oudefort locals. With their little shop Nour Novelties, Nour and her family led a peaceful life until the day Nour went missing. The cops searched for her for a few days only to push aside the case file saying that she might have run away on her own and that the cops had other more important works to do. Nour's mother snaps and loses touch with the reality. Managing his mentally distorted mother, and searching for his sister, Adar tried to pull the life together. But when Kia grabs the case file in her hands and starts looking for the girl, in a city where she is not a cop, in a culture where she is nothing more than a stranger, and in a neighbourhood where guns and money talks louder than people do, Kia finds herself in the middle of a huge human traficking network she had ever encountered.
But she is not alone in this mission. Her colleagues from Kallo PD support her albiet unofficially. A young journalist in Oudefort, Yasmine Rose, stands with Kia in her mission. But it turns out the whole traficking ring is not as simple as it looks. Powerful men - men with money to spend, men with a lot to lose - are behind the ring.
Will Kia manage to find Nour alive? Will she save the girl before it is too late? Will things get sorted out between Kia and Tress? Will Kia find closure to her own dark past by helping this innocent girl? Find out more in Finding Nour when this novel comes out in 2014.