M for Murderer: S for Sa’id

Abdullah Albsais

In his grandmother’s wardrobe, Majed, an investigator, stumbles across the memoirs of his uncle Adel – a police officer who died six years before. His own investigation into the death by natural causes of Fahd Nashwan leads him to open a 23-year-old closed case: the disappearance of Said Jonkar, an eighteen-year-old who was thought to be mad. Majed knows that Fahd was a suspect in the case and that someone interfered with the investigation in order to clear him. In his attempts to uncover the truth, he finds recordings made by Fahd which tell the strange story of how Said Jonkar disappeared. Finally, Majed discovers why his uncle helped Fahd Nashwan clear his name.  




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