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If I Never See You Again

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If I Never See You Again by Niamh O'Connor, book reviewSet in recession hit Dublin, this first novel in a planned new series introduces Detective Inspector Jo Birmingham. She is having a bit of a tough time. Her marriage has broken up, and it doesn’t help that her ex is her boss and is living with his secretary. Her teenage son Rory is worrying her, and she has a young baby too. She is desperate for a chance to prove herself at work. When a murder investigation comes up she asks to lead on it.

At the start of the story I was a bit taken aback by the number of personal problems experienced by the characters – Jo’s colleague Gavin Sexton’s wife committed suicide 18 months ago, and there’s a local crime reporter whose daughter has been abducted and abused, and is still too traumatised by the experience to speak about it.


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