Geoff Nicholson is the sort of writerr you wouldn't go looking for, but when one comes across, and reads, any of his novels (or excellent travel writing) they're total enjoyment. (In this respect, I find him similar to the equally superb Rupert Thomson.) Female Ruins draws the reader in from the first page, and the only criticism of it is that the novel isn't long enough. The writing, and the pace, is very well done, and it can only be a matter of time before we see the movie of this novel on screen.
Basically a novel about a womans search for the truth about her dead father,who she idolised.People who like modern architecture and architectural argument will love it. It is also a sort of mystery story.Hard to categorise,just read it!