My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts? Well guess what - someone is killing them.
Dublin is in the middle of a heat wave and tempers are running high. The Celtic Tiger is well and truly dead, activists have taken over the headquarters of a failed bank, the trial of three unscrupulous property developers teeters on the brink of collapse, and in the midst of all this, along comes a mysterious organisation hell-bent on exacting bloody vengeance in the name of the little guy.
Paul Mulchrone doesn’t care about any of this; he has problems of his own. His newly established detective agency is about to be DOA. One of his partners won’t talk to him for very good reasons and the other has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth for no reason at all. Can he hold it together long enough to figure out what Bunny McGarry’s colourful past has to do with his present absence?
When the law and justice no longer mean the same thing, on which side will you stand?
The Day That Never Comes is the second book in Caimh McDonnell’s Dublin trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
Caimh McDonnell where have you been all my life? Seriously, this is the first book in forever that have made me laugh out loud. Now, this book is book two in the Dublin trilogy, but it's no problem whatsoever to read this as a stand-alone since that is what I've done. And, honestly, why haven't I read the first book yet? I mean I even have it. Had it for month's before I started to read this book for the blog tour. *sigh* I can only say that I have a lot of books, and I comfort myself that I have the joy of reading A Man With One of Those Faces when I get some time over for it.
Alright, back to The Day That Never Comes. Since I haven't read the previous book didn't I have any previous knowledge about the characters, but I quickly got the gist. Paul, not a very good private detective and a cheating son of a bitch. Brigit his partner and girlfriend and the one that was cheated on and who doesn't want to see and talk to Paul. And, then we have Bunny, the ex-cop with a reputation has gone missing.
Paul got a lucky break when he gets a case, but at the same time, he also gets the news that Bunny is missing and he needs to find him. However, that's a problem since Bridgit is not there. And, without Brigit, well, Paul is not a very good private detective, I mean he can't even stalk someone properly. In the meantime, there are a lot of things going on with the trial of three unscrupulous property developers and activists have taken over the headquarters of a failed bank. At first, I did not know where the story would go, but then everything started to make sense as the story progress. And, let me tell you, the story is crazy, the humor is on top. This is a perfect mix of crime and humor and I just totally adore the characters. My laughing out loud moments came at the end with a scene with Bunny. Man, I just love him.
The Day That Never Comes is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I loved every minute of the book. As a treat will I leave you all with a quote from the book:
"I need your help," he continued. "Look, can you open the door so we can talk about this?" "No!" said Brigit, stamping her foot for emphasis. "I'm never, ever opening this door or anything else to you ever again, ye… prick!" Seriously – she knew hundreds of swear words. She had three older brothers. "Me and my friends are having a party and then later, a man is going to deliver some Indian food and… and, I'm going to have sex with him!" "OK," said Paul. "The delivery guy is actually here with your food. He's standing right beside me." "Right, good. Tell him I will be with him presently." "Ehm… he's gone again." "Not him," said Brigit. "A different guy. He plays rugby for Leinster." "And he delivers Indian food?" "Shut up!" said Brigit, "shut the hell up! You don't get to break my heart and then come around here and make me feel stupid. I feel stupid enough when you're not here ye… ye… oh for… what's another word like prick?" "Arsehole?" said Paul. "Thank you," said Brigit. "Arsehole!"
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In TV land, he has written for some of the biggest shows on British telly, including Mock the Week, The Sarah Millican TV Programme and Have I got News for You. He has also written a load of kids TV, including a cartoon series which he created and was BAFTA nominated for.